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Airway management: Journals & articles

This page contains information about accessing online journals and articles, as well as linked lists of articles and journal titles relevant to airway management.

Special collection: awake tracheal guidelines

The UK based Association of Anaesthetists' official journal is Anaethesia, and a special collection of articles on the topic of Awake Tracheal Guidelines has been curated and is available open access. New (UK) guidelines were recently published, and you can read more about them below:

ArticlesAhmad I, El-Boghdadly K, Bhagrath R, et al. Difficult airway society guidelines for awake tracheal intubation (ATI) in adults. Anaesthesia. 2019;(20191114).

WebsiteView the Special Collection on Airway Management here.

WebsiteView other Special Collections here.

Recent articles of interest

Last updated: 7 October 2021

Journals and articlesWon D, Kim H, Chang JE, Lee JM, Min SW, Jung J, Yang HJ, Hwang JY, Kim TK. Effect of bevel direction on the tracheal tube pathway during nasotracheal intubation: a randomised trial. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2021 Feb 1;38(2):157-163. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000001347. 

Journals and articlesRewers M, Østergaard D. The evolution of a national, advanced airway management simulation-based course for anaesthesia trainees. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2021 Feb 1;38(2):138-145. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000001268. 

Airway papers of interest

Journals and articlesBaker PA, Weller JM, Greenland KB, Riley RH, Merry AF. Education in airway managementAnaesthesia, 2011, 66(s2); 101–111.

Journals and articlesBowles TM, Freshwater-Turner DA, Janssen DJ, Peden CJ; RTIC Severn Group. Out-of-theatre tracheal intubation: prospective multicentre study of clinical practice and adverse events. Br J Anaesth., 2011, 107(5); 687-92. 

Journals and articlesConnor CW, Segal S. Accurate classification of difficult intubation by computerized facial analysisAnesth Analg., 2011, 112(1); 84-93.

Journals and articlesElhalawani I, Jenkins S, Newman N. Perioperative anesthetic documentation: Adherence to current Australian guidelines. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol., 2013, 29(2); 211-5. 

Journals and articlesGreenland KB and Irwin MG. Airway management – ‘spinning silk from cocoons’ (抽丝剥茧 – Chinese idiom)Anaesthesia, 2014, 69(4); 296–300.

Journals and articlesKomasawa N, Komatsu M, Yamasaki H, Minami T. Lip, tooth, and pharyngeal injuries during tracheal intubation at a teaching hospitalBr J Anaesth., 2017, 119(1); 171. 

Journals and articlesLeeuwenburg, T. Nemesis of emesis – training for massive airway contamination. ANZCA  (n.d.). [archived]

Journals and articlesMushambi MC, Kinsella SM, Popat M, Swales H, Ramaswamy KK, Winton AL, Quinn AC. Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association; Difficult Airway Society. Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association and Difficult Airway Society guidelines for the management of difficult and failed tracheal intubation in obstetrics. Anaesthesia 2015; 70(11): 1286-306.

Journals and articlesSturgess DJ, Greenland KB, Senthuran S, Ajvadi FA, van Zundert A, Irwin MG. Tracheal extubation of the adult intensive care patient with a predicted difficult airway – a narrative review. Anaesthesia, 2017, 72(2); 248–261.

Journals and articlesSuppan L, Tramèr MR, Niquille M, Grosgurin O, Marti C. Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Br J Anaesth. 2016, 116(1); 27-36. 

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