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Effects of Head Extension on Peak Airway Pressure During Mask-Ventilation: A Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Single-Centre Trial

Anna Fiala 1 , * , Ruth Kroess 1 , Sabrina Neururer 2 , Patrick Braun 1 , Nicole Nachbar 1 , Volker Wenzel 1 and Peter Paal 1 , 3 , 4
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1 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
2 Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Medical University of Innsbruck, Schopfstrasse 41/1, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
3 Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, Queen Mary University of London, UK
4 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Hospitallers Brothers Hospital, Salzburg, Kajetanerplatz 1, Austria
Article information
  • Annals of Anesthesiology and Critical Care: March 2017, 2 (1); e11435
  • Published Online: March 31, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: January 2, 2017
  • Revised: January 31, 2017
  • Accepted: February 13, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/aacc.11435

To Cite: Fiala A, Kroess R, Neururer S, Braun P, Nachbar N, et al. Effects of Head Extension on Peak Airway Pressure During Mask-Ventilation: A Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Single-Centre Trial, Ann Anesth Crit Care . 2017 ; 2(1):e11435. doi: 10.5812/aacc.11435.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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