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A Simple Strategy for the Sterile Use of Reusable Laryngoscope Blades in Resource Limited Countries

Ata Mahmoodpoor 1 and Hassan Soleimanpour 2 , *
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1 Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Fellowship of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran
2 Professor of Anesthesiology, Fellowship in Trauma Critical Care and CPR, Department of Emergency medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Annals of Anesthesiology and Critical Care: December 2016, 1 (1); e10234
  • Published Online: December 28, 2016
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: November 1, 2016
  • Accepted: December 25, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/aacc.10234

To Cite: Mahmoodpoor A, Soleimanpour H. A Simple Strategy for the Sterile Use of Reusable Laryngoscope Blades in Resource Limited Countries, Ann Anesth Crit Care . 2016 ; 1(1):e10234. doi: 10.5812/aacc.10234.

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