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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2021 ) > List of Articles

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Aspiration Pneumonia after Rapid Sequence Intubation: A Diagnostic Dilemma!

Sadik Mohammed

Keywords : Aspiration pneumonia, Pepsin, Rapid sequence intubation

Citation Information : Mohammed S. Aspiration Pneumonia after Rapid Sequence Intubation: A Diagnostic Dilemma!. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (2):111-112.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23739

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is generally done in the patients requiring intubation in the emergency room. These patients are often full stomach and are at the risk of regurgitation and aspiration leading to aspiration pneumonia. The incidence of aspiration pneumonia during RSI is not known as the term “RSI” is poorly defined and the diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia is often clinical and circumstantial.


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