The Difficult Airway

An Atlas of Tools and Techniques for Clinical Management

  • David B. Glick
  • Richard M Cooper
  • Andranik Ovassapian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Zdravka Zafirova, Avery Tung
    Pages 1-10
  3. Satya Krishna Ramachandran, Sachin Kheterpal
    Pages 11-32
  4. P. Allan Klock Jr.
    Pages 33-46
  5. Mark E. Nunnally, Michael R. Hernandez
    Pages 47-63
  6. Richard M. Cooper
    Pages 65-76
  7. Richard M. Cooper, Corina Lee
    Pages 77-111
  8. Irene P. Osborn
    Pages 113-132
  9. David B. Glick
    Pages 133-160
  10. Richard Levitan
    Pages 161-175
  11. Ashutosh Wali
    Pages 177-190
  12. Martin Dauber
    Pages 191-199
  13. Michael Woo, Michael F. O’Connor
    Pages 201-209
  14. Julio Cortiñas-Díaz, Seth Manoach
    Pages 211-240
  15. Kerstin M. Stenson
    Pages 241-252
  16. Janis P. Tupesis, Nathan Van Dyk
    Pages 253-270
  17. Louise Ellard, Richard M. Cooper
    Pages 271-287
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 289-295

About this book


The Difficult Airway provides comprehensive textual and visual coverage of how to deal with patients who have expected or unexpected difficult airways. 


The book begins with a review of current definitions of the difficult airway, its incidence, and the evolution of  algorithms to facilitate its management. The chapters that follow offer a comprehensive update on the techniques and concepts described in the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Difficult Airway Algorithm. Noted experts in each of the techniques have been recruited by the book editors to present the information. Figures throughout the book illustrate important points and procedures.


This is a wonderful resource for health care professionals who are concerned with the management of the difficult airway, including anesthesiologists, intensive care physicians, emergency room physicians, nurses, and out-of-hospital first responders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David B. Glick
    • 1
  • Richard M Cooper
    • 2
  • Andranik Ovassapian
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia & Critical CareChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Toronto, Department of Anesthesia and Pain ManageDepartment of AnesthesiaTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesia & Critical CareChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-92848-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-92849-4
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