The Effect of Intubation Method on Outcome of Cervical Spine Surgery
The specific aim of this study is to demonstrate that inserting a breathing tube using a standard laryngoscope with the patient fully anesthetized is a safe and effective means of securing the airway in a patient with cervical spine disk herniation or stenosis. The two groups compared are composed of those who are intubated with direct laryngoscopy and those who are intubated with a fiberoptic scope.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal