Evolution of inexpensive videolaryngoscopy: from concept to practice

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Low budget (but perfectly working) video laryngoscope make us re-thinking about the usefulness of allocating resources in medical equipment. Is there a reason for medical technology to be so expensive? Thanks to the authors every medical professional can understand what there’s behind big companies manufactured devices. It’s time to open our mind and realazing that economical interests (and relaite conflicts) are not limited to big pharma but spreaded in many fields of medical supplies.

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Evolution of inexpensive videolaryngoscopy: from concept to practice

Author:
Dr. John George Karippacheril,
Specialist Anaesthesiologist, Abu Dhabi,
Former Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology,
Manipal University, India.
Email: johngeorgedon@gmail.com
Twitter: @johngeorgedon

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others” — Jonathan Swift

Not many procedures in Medicine have received the attention and focus of medical practice, especially in critical care, as laryngoscopy. A secure airway serves as a lifeline to the critically ill, yet the process of securing it remains at times enigmatic, more of an art than a science. Inability to secure the airway or airway related critical incidents remains a cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitals globally. Not every physician or healthcare provider may have the training or the tools they need to achieve a high degree of competence.

But why is this procedure fraught with difficulties, with dangers lurking around the corner? Well, it depends…

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