R M Levitan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The mystique of direct laryngoscopy
    Richard M Levitan
    Respir Care 52:21-3. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment of airway visualization: validation of the percentage of glottic opening (POGO) scale
    R M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 4283, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 5:919-23. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 44:307-13. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Alternating day emergency medicine and anesthesia resident responsibility for management of the trauma airway: a study of laryngoscopy performance and intubation success
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 43:48-53. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient safety in emergency airway management and rapid sequence intubation: metaphorical lessons from skydiving
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 42:81-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Head-elevated laryngoscopy position: improving laryngeal exposure during laryngoscopy by increasing head elevation
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 41:322-30. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Use of the intubating laryngeal mask airway by medical and nonmedical personnel
    R M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 4283, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 18:12-6. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Devices for difficult airway management in academic emergency departments: results of a national survey
    R M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 33:694-8. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint A videographic analysis of laryngeal exposure comparing the articulating laryngoscope and external laryngeal manipulation
    E A Ochroch
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Anesth Analg 92:267-70. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Bimanual laryngoscopy: a videographic study of external laryngeal manipulation by novice intubators
    Richard M Levitan
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 40:30-7. 2002

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint The mystique of direct laryngoscopy
    Richard M Levitan
    Respir Care 52:21-3. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment of airway visualization: validation of the percentage of glottic opening (POGO) scale
    R M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 4283, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 5:919-23. 1998
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a reliable scale for the assessment of airway visualization during endotracheal intubation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 44:307-13. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Alternating day emergency medicine and anesthesia resident responsibility for management of the trauma airway: a study of laryngoscopy performance and intubation success
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 43:48-53. 2004
    ..We compare laryngoscopy performance and overall intubation success in trauma airways when primary airway management alternated between emergency medicine and anesthesia residents on an every-other-day basis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient safety in emergency airway management and rapid sequence intubation: metaphorical lessons from skydiving
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 42:81-7. 2003
    ..This article reviews how each of these lessons apply metaphorically to rapid sequence intubation, wherein the primary chute is laryngoscopy, the backup chute is rescue ventilation, and monitoring involves pulse oximetry...
  6. ncbi request reprint Head-elevated laryngoscopy position: improving laryngeal exposure during laryngoscopy by increasing head elevation
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 41:322-30. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the effect of increasing head elevation and neck flexion on the quality of laryngeal view during laryngoscopy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Use of the intubating laryngeal mask airway by medical and nonmedical personnel
    R M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 4283, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 18:12-6. 2000
    ..The ILMA should be further studied to determine if it may permit endotracheal intubation by first responders, paramedical personnel, and other medical staff with limited or no laryngoscopy skills...
  8. ncbi request reprint Devices for difficult airway management in academic emergency departments: results of a national survey
    R M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 33:694-8. 1999
    ..We also assessed the residency directors' experience in use of these devices...
  9. ncbi request reprint A videographic analysis of laryngeal exposure comparing the articulating laryngoscope and external laryngeal manipulation
    E A Ochroch
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Anesth Analg 92:267-70. 2001
    ..Laryngeal exposure, which is important for placement of tracheal tubes, was better with external laryngeal manipulation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Bimanual laryngoscopy: a videographic study of external laryngeal manipulation by novice intubators
    Richard M Levitan
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 40:30-7. 2002
    ..We perform a videographic analysis of external laryngeal manipulation (ELM) by novice intubators using a direct laryngoscopic imaging system and a validated means of assessing laryngeal view (percentage of glottic opening [POGO] score)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Laryngeal view during laryngoscopy: a randomized trial comparing cricoid pressure, backward-upward-rightward pressure, and bimanual laryngoscopy
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:548-55. 2006
    ..We compare the laryngeal views during laryngoscopy with 4 manipulations (no manipulation, cricoid pressure, backward-upward-rightward pressure [BURP], and bimanual laryngoscopy) to determine the method that optimizes laryngeal view...
  12. ncbi request reprint Initial anatomic investigations of the I-gel airway: a novel supraglottic airway without inflatable cuff
    R M Levitan
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Department, 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
    Anaesthesia 60:1022-6. 2005
    ..We found that the I-gel effectively conformed to the perilaryngeal anatomy despite the lack of an inflatable cuff and it consistently achieved proper positioning for supraglottic ventilation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Training with video imaging improves the initial intubation success rates of paramedic trainees in an operating room setting
    R M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 37:46-50. 2001
    ..Video imaging of intubation as seen by the laryngoscopist has not been a part of traditional instruction methods, and its potential impact on novice intubation success rates has not been evaluated...
  14. ncbi request reprint Design rationale and intended use of a short optical stylet for routine fiberoptic augmentation of emergency laryngoscopy
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:490-5. 2006
    ..This article presents the design rationale and intended use of a new short optical stylet for the routine augmentation of emergency direct laryngoscopy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Light intensity of curved laryngoscope blades in Philadelphia emergency departments
    Richard M Levitan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:253-7. 2007
    ..Laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation requires laryngeal exposure and illumination. The objective of this study is to assess variation in laryngoscope lights across different emergency departments (EDs)...
  16. doi request reprint Use of a battery-operated needle driver for intraosseous access by novice users: skill acquisition with cadavers
    Richard M Levitan
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:692-4. 2009
    ..We determine skill acquisition and performance by using a battery-operated, intraosseous needle driver in cadavers...
  17. ncbi request reprint Stylet bend angles and tracheal tube passage using a straight-to-cuff shape
    Richard M Levitan
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1255-8. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to assess insertion difficulty with styletted tubes of different bend angles...
  18. ncbi request reprint Emergency airway management in a morbidly obese, noncooperative, rapidly deteriorating patient
    Richard M Levitan
    Emergency Medicine Department, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:894-6. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint Laryngoscopy and morbid obesity: a comparison of the "sniff" and "ramped" positions
    Jeremy S Collins
    Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
    Obes Surg 14:1171-5. 2004
    ..The effect of patient position on the view obtained during laryngoscopy was investigated...
  20. ncbi request reprint The Combitube as rescue device: recommended use of the small adult size for all patients six feet tall or shorter
    Richard M Levitan
    Ann Emerg Med 44:92; author reply 92-3. 2004