The Effect of Intubation Method on Outcome of Cervical Spine Surgery
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The specific aim of this study is to demonstrate that inserting a breathing tube using a standard laryngoscope with the patient fully anesthetized is a safe and effective means of securing the airway in a patient with cervical spine disk herniation or stenosis. The two groups compared are composed of those who are intubated with direct laryngoscopy and those who are intubated with a fiberoptic scope.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Over 18 years of age for cervical disk herniation or cervical spine surgery by either Drs Snow or Lavyne from 1998-2006.