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Areas of Research Interest in Airway Management: Direction and Gaps

Masood Mohseni 1 , *
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1 Department of Anesthesiology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Annals of Anesthesiology and Critical Care: April 2018, 3 (1); e10715
  • Published Online: July 22, 2018
  • Article Type: Editorial
  • Received: January 26, 2017
  • Revised: April 2, 2018
  • Accepted: April 5, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/aacc.10715

To Cite: Mohseni M. Areas of Research Interest in Airway Management: Direction and Gaps, Ann Anesth Crit Care . 2018 ; 3(1):e10715. doi: 10.5812/aacc.10715.

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1. Prediction of Difficult Airway
2. Preoxygenation and Apneic Techniques to Maintain Oxygenation
3. Techniques of the Emergency Front of Neck Access
4. Development of New Devices
5. The Role of Ultrasonography
6. Airway Management in Certain Conditions
7. High-Evidence Versus Low-Evidence Practice
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