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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-102

5 best articles in airway journal since inception

Former Professor and Head of Anaesthesiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Date of Submission04-Nov-2022
Date of Acceptance30-Nov-2022
Date of Web Publication13-Dec-2022

Correspondence Address:
Venkateswaran Ramkumar
Former Professor and Head of Anaesthesiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 576104, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/arwy.arwy_43_22

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Ramkumar V. 5 best articles in airway journal since inception. Airway [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 8];5:101-2. Available from: https://www.arwy.org/text.asp?2022/5/3/101/363350

The 13th National Airway Conference 2022 (NAC 2022) of the All India Difficult Airway Association was held in Bengaluru between 9th and 11th September 2022. When the Organising Committee of NAC 2022 asked me as the Editor-in-Chief of the Airway Journal to present the best 5 articles since the inception of the journal in 2018, my first thoughts were – How do I choose the best 5 from 158 articles published in the 12 issues since 2018? At Step 1, I decided to exclude special articles, review articles and editorials (38 in all) despite these being exemplary, informative and educative. This I thought would give importance to original articles and case reports that would be authored by the younger generation of anaesthesiologists. In Step 2, I chose 4 original articles and 1 case report from the remaining 32 original articles, 60 case reports and 28 letters to editor. These were chosen on the basis of depiction of sound scientific methodology and focus on the currently important areas of airway research and management.

I congratulate the authors of the following five articles for presenting their original work in a manner that will be useful for airway managers globally.

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Anaesthesiologists' role in diagnostic drug-induced sleep endoscopy and subsequent management strategy planning in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome

Kukreja A, Shenkar A, Sathish K, Kotekar N

Department of Anaesthesiology, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India. Airway 2019;2:135-41.

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An alternative method for tracheal stent deployment in malignant tracheo-oesophageal fistula

Dattatri R, Garg R, Madan K1, Hadda V1, Mohan A1

Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Airway 2020;3:45-8.

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Midline versus paraglossal laryngoscopic approach using the Miller blade in small children: A randomised, controlled, cross-over study

Roychoudhury S, Kundu R1, Murmu R, Mistry T2, Paul D3, Chatterjee A B4

Department of Anaesthesiology, ESI-PGIMSR, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal, 1Department of Anaesthesiology, Ruby General Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, 2Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Diamond Harbour Government Medical College and South 24 pgs District Hospital, Diamond Harbour, 4Department of Anaesthesiology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital, Bankura, West Bengal, India. Airway 2020;3:127-34.

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Comparison between McGrath and Macintosh laryngoscopes as an educational tool for successful intubation by novice airway managers: A randomised cross-over manikin-based trial

Vareed G M, Korula S V1, Menon G D1, George M1, Philip S1, Victor S

Department of Anaesthesiology, Medical Trust Hospital, 1Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, MOSC Medical College, Kochi, Kerala, India. Airway 2021;4:168-74.

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Perioperative adverse respiratory events in children with obstructive sleep apnoea

Thampi S1,2, Chong S Y1,3, Pawar D K1,4

1Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 2Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital, 3Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, 4Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Airway 2022;5:70-6.

I would also like to congratulate and thank Prof Bala Bhaskar S and his team for the 6 articles on Statistics that serve as a primer for the basic understanding of medical statistics.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6] The 4 articles on Research Methodology by Prof Ramesh A address common questions that arise in the minds of researchers at all levels of experience.[7],[8],[9],[10] The articles on Research Methodology also introduce the reader to an App (Research Genie) that can be downloaded free of charge for both Android phones and i-Phones. This interactive App addresses research from various angles and is a good tool to clarify the doubts when we set out to plan a research project. Together, these two series of 10 articles collectively looked at the hurdles that a young researcher would face nowadays.

'An Ode to Airway' is a beautifully worded piece of poetry that takes us through the various difficulties that are faced in airway management and how recent advances have helped us overcome these. Thanks to Dr Vyshnavi S of JSS Medical College, Mysuru for sharing this wonderful piece of poetry (Airway 2019;2:Back Inner Cover).

I thank the Organising Committee of NAC 2022, Bengaluru for this wonderful gesture of placing on record outstanding articles in our Airway Journal since its inception in 2018. Congratulations to all the authors on passing through this rather rigorous selection process and apologies for any inadvertent bias on my part.

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Bhaskar SB. Assumptions and numbers: The balancing act of statistics. Airway 2018;1:25-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Goneppanavar U, Ali Z, Bhaskar SB, Divatia JV. Types of data, methods of collection, handling and distribution. Airway 2019;2:36-40.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Kannan S, Dongare PA, Garg R, Harsoor SS. Describing and displaying numerical and categorical data. Airway 2019;2:64-70.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Ali Z, Bhaskar SB, Sudheesh K. Descriptive statistics: Measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation and regression. Airway 2019;2:120-5.  Back to cited text no. 4
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Garg R, Bhaskar SB, Das S, Harsoor SS. Probability and inferential statistics. Airway 2020;3:19-24.  Back to cited text no. 5
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Das S, Dongare PA, Goneppanavar U, Garg R, Bhaskar SB. Study design, errors and sample size calculation in medical research. Airway 2020;3:76-84.  Back to cited text no. 6
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Ramesh A. A magical journey into knowledge creation in emergency difficult airway access – Defining the destination, reserving your seats on the magic carpet. Airway 2020;3:119-26.  Back to cited text no. 7
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Ramesh A. A magical journey into knowledge creation in emergency difficult airway access – Planning your journey with 'Research Genie'. Airway 2021;4:21-7.  Back to cited text no. 8
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Ramesh A. A magical journey into knowledge creation in emergency difficult airway access: Reaching out to the masses, changing the world for all time. Airway 2021;4:156-62.  Back to cited text no. 10
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