Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of the KINGVISION videolaryngoscope for tracheal intubation.
Methods: Endotracheal intubation was performed using the KINGVISION in 50 patients undergoing general anesthesia. We compared the percentage of glottic opening score between Coopdech Videolaryngoscope Portable VLP100 and the KINGVISION with staff anesthesiologist and novice personnel. The time to complete instrumentation and optimizing procedures were also recorded.
Results: The KINGVISION allowed visualization of the glottis and successful intubation in all patients, including 11 patients with difficult airway. There were no differences in the time to intubation between staff anesthesiologist and novice personnel. Furthermore, percentage of glottic opening score was higher with KINGVISION than with Coopdech Videolaryngoscope Portable VLP100 among staff anesthesiologist and novice personnel.
Conclusions: The KINGVISION could be an effective aid to airway management in surgical patients.