Read Dr. Troop’s chapter on: The Importance of Proper Positioning for Airway Management for Obese Patients

Textbook Publications:


Published Literature Referencing Troop Elevation Pillow:

Hagber CA, ed.  Benumof’s Airway Management, Second Edition. Philadelphia:  Mosby Elsevier; 2007.

Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, Cahalan MK, Stock MC.  Clinical Anesthesia, Sixth Edition.  Philadelphia:  Wolters Kluwer; 2009.

Hung O., Murphy MF.  Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway, Second Edition.  New York:  McGraw-Hill Professional; 2011.

Ehrenfeld JM, Urman RD, Segal S, eds.  Anesthesia Student Survival Guide, A Case-Based Approach.  New York:  Springer; 2010.

Glick, D., Cooper, R., Ovassapian, A., (Editors) The Difficult Airway (An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management) Springer; 2012

El-Orbany M, Woehlck H, Salem MR.  Head and neck position for direct laryngoscopy.  Anesth Analg.  2011;113:103-109.

Rich JM.  Use of an elevation pillow to produce the head-elevated laryngoscopy position for airway management in morbidly obese and large-framed patients.  Anesth Analg.  2004;98:264-265.

Ankichetty SP, Angle P, Joselyn AS, Chinnappa V, Halpern S. Anesthetic considerations of parturients with obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.  J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol.  2012 Oct- Dec; 28(4):  436-443.

Hagberg, C Current Concepts in the Management of the Difficult Airway… Anesthesiology News May, 2011 and May 2012… Table 8. Positioning Devices.

S. Shanbhag FRCA… Patient Positioning in the Morbidly Obese… Internet Journal of Anesthesiology… Volume 19  number 1…(2009)

K. Cheesman et al… Effects of a head elevated ramped position during elective Caesarean delivery after Combined Spinal-Epidural Anesthesia. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia Volume 23, Issue 2 May 2014.

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