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Recommendations of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management: Airway Management in Patients Developing Hematomas after Neck Surgery

 

Ernst Zadrobilek, MD,1 Klaus Krasser, MD,2 Schirin M. Missaghi, MD,2 Wolfgang Puchner, MD3, Helmut Trimmel, MD 4, Harald Genzwuerker, MD5, Andreas Thierbach, MD6, Robert Greif, MD,7 and Hans-Joachim Priebe, MD8 (for the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management)

 

1Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Chairman of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.

2Staff Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

3Staff Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Hospital of the City of Linz, Linz, Austria.

4Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, and Intensive Care, Clinicum Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

5Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Director of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Neckar Odenwald Clinicum, Mosbach and Buchen, Germany.

6Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, and Pain Therapy, Idar Oberstein Clinicum, Idar Oberstein, Germany.

7Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

8Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

 

Address correspondence and comments to Ernst Zadrobilek.

 

Received from the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.

 

Statements

Supported solely by the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management.

 

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the members of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management and others for their valuable comments, suggestions, and assistance during preparation of the manuscript before submission of the final version for publication in this journal.

 

Keywords

Recommendations: management of upper airway obstruction; hematoma formation after neck surgery.

 

Published: September 6, 2011.

 


 

The correct citation of these recommendations for reference is:

Zadrobilek E, Krasser K, Missaghi SM, Puchner W, Trimmel H, Genzwuerker H, Thierbach A, Greif R, Priebe HJ (for the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management). Recommendations of the Austrian Working Group for Airway Management: airway management in patients developing hematomas after neck surgery. Internet Journal of Airway Management 6, 2010-2011.
Available from URL:
http://www.adair.at/ijam/volume06/recommendations01/default.htm
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Last updated: January 8, 2012.


 

Summary

Introduction

Published Guidelines and Strategies

Review of the Current Literature

Postoperative Care

Preparatory Provisions

Awake Tracheal Intubation

Standard Tracheal Intubation

Decision-Making in Emergency Situations

Tracheal Extubation Strategies and Follow-Up Care

Final Comments

References


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