Apneic Oxygenation With a High-flow Nasal Cannula Does Not Improve Oxygen Saturation During Endotracheal Intubation in the Critically Ill

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Synopsis: In patients undergoing intubation with direct laryngoscopy in an intensive care unit, the addition of apneic oxygenation in addition to usual care did not affect the peri-intubation mean arterial oxygenation saturation or rates of desaturation.

Source: Semler MW, Janz DR, Lentz RJ, et al. Randomized trial of apneic oxygenation during endotracheal intubation of the critically ill. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016; 193(3):273–280.

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