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The use of the ’Airtraq Laryngoscope’ for securing proper positioning of an endotracheal tube during bedside percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy


1,Department of Anesthesiology and ICU University Hospital Rijeka

DOI: 10.22514/SV61.042011.14 Vol.6,Issue 1,May 2011 pp.61-62

Published: 02 May 2011

*Corresponding Author(s): ALAN ŠUSTIĆ E-mail:

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ALAN ŠUSTIĆ,ALEN PROTIĆ,JURICA JURANIĆ. The use of the ’Airtraq Laryngoscope’ for securing proper positioning of an endotracheal tube during bedside percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. Signa Vitae. 2011. 6(1);61-62.


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