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Table 1 Demographic data and indication for prehospital Airtraq intubation

From: Use of the Airtraq® device for airway management in the prehospital setting – a retrospective study

Demographic data No patients (%)
Average age (years) 52,4
Children <16 (n) 2
Gender (Female/Male) 7/21 (25/75)
Year 2008-2012 28
Indication for intubation  
  Cardiac arrest 23/28 (82,1)
   Foreign body 3/28 (10,7)
   Hanging 2/28 (7,1)
   Drowning 1/28 (3,6)
  Trauma 5/28 (17,9)
  Respiratory insufficiency 1/28 (3,6)
Drug facilitated intubation with suxamethonium. 5/28 (17,9)
Anticipated or unexpected difficult airway 23/28 (82,1)
Failed conventional laryngoscopy intubation 11/28 (39,3)
Failed laryngeal mask 2/28 (7,1%)
Intubated by Doctor/Nurse 14/14 (50/50)
Air/Ground rescue 3/25 (10,7/89,3)