Clinical Trial of a New Lightwand Device (Trachlight) to Intubate the Trachea


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Abstract

BackgroundTransillumination of the soft tissue of the neck using a lighted stylet (lightwand) is an effective and safe intubating technique. A newly designed lightwand (Trachlight) incorporates modifications to improve the brightness of the light source as well as flexibility. The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness and safety of this device in intubating the trachea of elective surgical patients.

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