Journal Club: DL vs VL in Trauma

This month, we will be reviewing the Effect of video laryngoscopy on trauma patient survival: a randomized controlled trial, published in Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery by Yeatts et al.  The study was a randomized controlled performed at the Maryland Shock where patients either received direct laryngoscope or glidescope assisted video laryngoscopy.

The study had a patient centered primary outcome of survival to hospital discharge and no difference was found between the two groups.  There was, however, interesting subgroup findings useful for generating the next hypothesis.

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