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Extubation of the difficult airway and extubation failure

by jmiller on April 4, 2013

“It is increasingly recognized that extubation of the difficult airway is a situation at risk of life-threatening complications, whereas criteria and guidelines to guide safe practices in airway management at extubation are still based on limited scientific evidence and of unproven effectiveness in improving outcomes.”  This CME review article (Anesth Analg, Feb) explores opportunities to explores strategies to mitigate or prevent major complications.  Click here to read full-text.