Tracheal intubation using the ILMA, C-Trach (TM) or McCoy laryngoscope in patients with simulated cervical spine injury

Bilgin H., Bozkurt M.

ANAESTHESIA, vol.61, no.7, pp.685-691, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2006.04706.x
  • Journal Name: ANAESTHESIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.685-691
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A study of 90 patients was undertaken to compare intubation success rates of using either ILMA, C-Trach(TM) or McCoy laryngoscope in patients with simulated cervical spine injury. Insertion and intubation success rates, time taken to achieve intubation, airway complications and haemodynamic parameters were recorded. Insertion of ILMA and C-Trach(TM) was successful at the first attempt in all patients. Intubation success rates were higher in the C-Trach (100%) and McCoy (100%) groups than in the ILMA (87%) group. Total intubation time was significantly longer in the ILMA (63 s, SD 36.5) group than in the C-Trach (41 s, SD 15.8) and McCoy (30 s, SD 7.4) groups (p < 0.05, p < 0.05, respectively). There were no significant differences in haemodynamic parameters among the groups at any time.