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Abstract

COMPARISON OF THE SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY OF DIFFERENT TESTS TO DETERMINE DIFFICULT INTUBATION

*Javaher Foroosh Zadeh F and Safaii Sara

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Back ground: Difficult intubation is variably predicted by different tests. In this study we evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of four airway examination tests including: Mallampati, Thyro-mental distance, ULBT(Upper Lip Bite Test), and Inter incisicor gap for predicting difficult tracheal intubation. Methods: Total of 448 patients with a mean age of 53.5 years were enrolled. Preoperative airway assessment of patients by Mallampati test, Thyro mental distance measurement, ULBT and Inter incisor gap were done. All patients were anesthetized and intubation grade was assessed by experienced anesthesiologist according to Cormack-Lehan classification. Degree of observed difficulty of intubation was compared to predicted values. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 16. Data were analysis by using Fishers exact and McNemar's test, and a P value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results and discussion: The incidence of difficult intubation by Cormack-Lehane in this study was 8.4%, Mallampati test had the highest sensitivity (47.3%) and Thyro-mental distance was most specific(96%). The ULBT (upper lip bite tests) had most positive and negative predictive value(37.9% &93.5%).Data also showed that power of these tests in predicting easy intubation is more than their ability in assessing the likelihood of difficult intubation.

Keywords: Difficult intubation, Mallampati, Thyro-mental Distance, Inter incisor gap, Upper Lip Bite Test.


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