Agonal gasps of cardiac arrest victim can aid in confirming tracheal intubation using Umesh's intubation detector

Goneppanavar Umesh, Rahul Magazine

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Several patients of cardiac arrest may be found in a state of agonal gasps that are of insufficient tidal volume and are not considered as a sign of life. However, this volume is sufficient enough to cause appreciable inflation and deflation of the reservoir bag of Umesh's intubation detector (UID) as evidenced in all 12 victims of cardiac arrest with gasping efforts in this study. Therefore, we conclude that the agonal gasps during cardiac arrest can reliably be used to confirm tracheal intubation using the UID device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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