• Comparison of laryngoscopic view following sevoflurane inhalation vs. muscle relaxant
    Using patients expected to be easy to intubate, along with co-investigators, we will compare the view obtained at direct laryngoscopy following inhalation induction with sevoflurane with that obtained following induced muscle paralysis. The images will be captured using a head-mounted videocamera developed by one of the investigators. These images will be recorded on videotape and graded by an individual blinded to the technique. The second part of the study will simulate a difficult airway by applying in-line cervical stabilization.
  • Resuscitation
    As Chairman of the UHN Acute Resuscitation Committee, we have developed a new resuscitation record use of which is being encouraged at other University of Toronto Hospitals. We are the first Canadian centre to enroll in the 'National Registry for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation' which collects and analyzes the patient parameters and clinical outcomes of patients requiring in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The data is used to establish benchmarks and facilitate resuscitation research. We are currently implementing an integrated strategy blending Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and biphasic defibrillators throughout UHN and will soon begin to analyze clinical data derived from these devices and correlate these with outcomes. Many of the projects are being undertaken in cooperation with Acute Resuscitation Committees at Sunnybrook Women's College, St. Michael's and Mt. Sinai Hospitals.
  • Evaluation of new videotechnology for endotracheal intubation
    We are investigating the ability of new videotechnology to perform endotracheal intubation in patients with normal and complex airways. This technology potentially avoids many of the physical obstacles to line-of-sight laryngoscopy and may result in higher predictability of successful endotracheal intubation and lower incidence of related complications. We wish to determine whether such approaches are easily adapted into practice, increase the probability of success compared with traditional approached and are associated with reduced hemodynamic embarrassment.
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