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Airway Management

Adequate ventilation and effective airway management are dependent on free movement of air through the upper and lower airways. In many disorders, the airway becomes narrowed or blocked as a result of various disease conditions such as bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the airway by contraction of muscle fibers), a foreign body or copious amounts of secretions. […]

Airway Obstruction

An acute airway blockage is an urgent life-threatening medical condition that can seriously result in death if care delayed or not given. Airway obstruction is the partial or full blockage of the airway passage in the trachea and/or any underlying passageway of the respiratory system. Partial obstruction can result in low oxygen perfusion of organs […]