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The SensaScope® - a new hybrid video intubation stylet


Biro, P (2011). The SensaScope® - a new hybrid video intubation stylet. Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia, 5(4):411.

Abstract

The recently developed SensaScope(®) is a hybrid intubation endoscope that has been designed and developed according to our clinical requirements for a safe, easy-to-handle, and effective video-assisted intubation. The attribute "hybrid" derives from the fact that the shaft of the instrument is combined by both, rigid and flexible parts. Its S-shaped rigid segment enables a very intuitive handling by one hand only, thus leaving the left hand free to operate a conventional laryngoscope. The tip of the device can be controlled via a steering handle in a similar fashion as fiberoptic endoscopes. Due to these attributes, the SensaScope(®) became a very versatile and effective tool to master the unanticipated difficult intubation in anesthetized and paralyzed patients. For this reason, in our institution it has been included as the first-line technique into our local failed intubation algorithm. The first clinical experience with the device and its standardized technique of use produced encouraging results; the success rate for novices was found to be at 97% (in 194 of 200 patients) of all intubation attempts in both patients categories: those who were rated as having normal (84.5%) and in those showing difficult intubation conditions (15.5%). The technical development, the way of using the device, the suitable indications, and limitations are discussed here.

Abstract

The recently developed SensaScope(®) is a hybrid intubation endoscope that has been designed and developed according to our clinical requirements for a safe, easy-to-handle, and effective video-assisted intubation. The attribute "hybrid" derives from the fact that the shaft of the instrument is combined by both, rigid and flexible parts. Its S-shaped rigid segment enables a very intuitive handling by one hand only, thus leaving the left hand free to operate a conventional laryngoscope. The tip of the device can be controlled via a steering handle in a similar fashion as fiberoptic endoscopes. Due to these attributes, the SensaScope(®) became a very versatile and effective tool to master the unanticipated difficult intubation in anesthetized and paralyzed patients. For this reason, in our institution it has been included as the first-line technique into our local failed intubation algorithm. The first clinical experience with the device and its standardized technique of use produced encouraging results; the success rate for novices was found to be at 97% (in 194 of 200 patients) of all intubation attempts in both patients categories: those who were rated as having normal (84.5%) and in those showing difficult intubation conditions (15.5%). The technical development, the way of using the device, the suitable indications, and limitations are discussed here.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Anesthesiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Review
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:14 Jan 2012 17:33
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 14:20
Publisher:Medknow Publications
ISSN:1658-354X
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4103/1658-354X.87271
PubMed ID:22144929

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