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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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DIAZ AGUILA, Héctor R. Assessment of endotracheal tube positioning by point- of-care ecography. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.1, pp.80-86. ISSN 1608-8921.

Background: The tracheal intubation is the second invasive procedure used in critical patients. Several methods have been used for the confirmation of the tracheal intubation, among them the lung auscultation, capnography, radiological study and echography Presentation of the case: A case was assisted in the emergency room complaining of intense dyspnea, intensive care was needed and a rapid orotracheal intubation guided by ecography was performed, this method was not habitually carried out in Cuba  where no records in publication were found previously in Cuban medical  magazines. The technique of orotracheal intubation guided by ecography was carried out. Conclusions: The technique of orotracheal intubation guided by ecography is a safe, reliable and repeatable procedure, it also verifies the correct permanence and adequate position of orotracheal tube.

Keywords : Intubation intratracheal; endotracheal intubation; ultrasound; echography; airways.

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