STUDIES SUPPORTING GENESIS INNOVATIONS
a. Studies showing increased safety of using catheter/introducer guidance for nasotracheal intubation.
b. Studies showing increasing external diameter of tube passing through airway increases complications.
c. Study to show safety of reinforced tube in nasal endo- tracheal intubation compared to PVC tubing.
d. Study to show difficult passage through nasopharynx increases complications.
e. Study to show endotracheal tubes with posterior facing bevels are safer to pass through the nasopharynx.
f. Studies to show intubation of the lower nasal pathway is safest.
g. Study to show the benefit of securing and maintaining an airway before nasal endotracheal intubation and potential complications.
h. Studies to show that most patent nostril should be selected for intubation.
i, Studies to show ease of placement of reinforced tube with posterior facing bevel into the trachea.
j. Studies showing the complications of nasal endotracheal intubation.
k. Study to show advantages of laryngeal mask use compared to endotracheal tubes.
l. Study to show nasotracheal intubation provides a more secure airway that orotracheal intubation.
m. Studies demonstrating the clinical use of nasal laryngeal masks in patients has been safe.
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n. Studies demonstrating the need for an interchangeable oral/nasal endotracheal tube .
o. Study demonstrating the clinical use of interchangeable oral/nasal endotracheal tube has been safe