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ORX Awards and the Winners Are ... - September 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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9 6 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 A I R W A Y M A N A G E M E N T The Devices Airtraq Avant tinyurl.com/kovmtmm The pitch: Reusable battery-powered optics completely enclosed in a single-use, rigid plastic blade. Dr. Brun: An optional wireless display eliminates bulk, but still allows simultaneous video and eyepiece use, which may be valuable for begin- ning instruction. Dr. Rosen: A simple lightweight device, but it is big in the mouth: possi- ble dental trauma. Dr. Lawson: For obese patients with lots of soft tissue and a big tongue, this isn't a good design. Dr. Sinha: The fact that it's disposable is an advantage and a disadvantage. When you reach for it, you know that it's sterile. But there's an amount of social guilt over medical waste.

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