Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Comparison of Tracheal Intubation Using the Storz’s C-Mac D-bladeTM Video-Laryngoscope Aided by TruflexTM Articulating Stylet and the PortexTM Intubating Stylet

Aida Al-Qasmi 1 , Waffa Al-Alawi 1 , Azharuddin Mohammed Malik 2 , Rashid Manzoor Khan 1 and Naresh Kaul 1 , *
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1 Department of Anesthesia and ICU, Khoula Hospital, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
2 Department of Medicine, J N Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh University, Aligarh, India
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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: December 2015, 5 (6); e61539
  • Published Online: December 5, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 11, 2015
  • Accepted: September 6, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/aapm.32299

To Cite: Al-Qasmi A, Al-Alawi W, Malik A M, Manzoor Khan R, Kaul N. Comparison of Tracheal Intubation Using the Storz’s C-Mac D-bladeTM Video-Laryngoscope Aided by TruflexTM Articulating Stylet and the PortexTM Intubating Stylet, Anesth Pain Med. 2015 ; 5(6):e61539. doi: 10.5812/aapm.32299.

Copyright © 2015, Iranian Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ISRAPM).This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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