Category Anaesthesiology
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B. Raymond Fink

B. Raymond Fink (1914 – 2000) was an American anesthesiologist. Fink effect (1955): diffusion anoxia/hypoxia or the third gas effect; Fink Laryngoscope Blade (1958); Fink Non-rebreathing Valve (1954)
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Francis Rynd

Francis Rynd (1801 – 1861) was an Irish physician. Arguably the inventor of the hypodermic needle, performing and recording the results of the first hypodermic injection on June 3rd 1844.
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Mallampati Score

The Mallampati Score is a grading system based on the visualisation of the pharyngeal structures during laryngoscopy. A study of 210 patients confirmed the degree of difficulty in seeing three pharyngeal structures (uvula, soft palate and faucial pillars) as an accurate predictor of difficulty when using direct laryngoscopy.
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Brian Arthur Sellick

Brian Arthur Sellick (1918 – 1996) British anaesthetist. Best known for his description of the Sellick manoeuvre and hypothermia in cardiac surgery
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Apnoeic CPAP for oxygenation

Dr Stacey Turner demonstrates the pros and cons of different strategies for apnoeic CPAP for pre-oxygenation of COVID-19 patients prior to intubation (video).
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Airway management

Adam Rehak provides practical pearls about managing the unexpected difficult airway; emphasising the importance of effective teamwork with the Vortex approach and the DAS guidelines.