Airway Obstruction Cochrane Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reviews

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Cochrane Systematic Review: Heliox for croup in children


Moraa I, Sturman N, McGuire T, van Driel ML.

Objectives: To examine the effect of heliox on relieving symptoms and signs of croup, as determined by a croup score (a tool for measuring the severity of croup).To examine the effect of croup on rates of admission or intubation (or both), through comparisons of heliox with placebo or any active intervention(s) in children with croup.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Emergency intubation for acutely ill and injured patients


Lecky F, Bryden D, Little R, Tong N, Moulton C

OBJECTIVES: To determine in acutely ill and injured patients who have real or anticipated problems in maintaining an adequate airway whether emergency endotracheal intubation, as opposed to other airway management techniques, improves the outcome in terms of survival, degree of disability at discharge or length of stay and complications occurring in hospital.