Three new publications from Dr. Noppens

Use of the Novel C-MAC Video Stylet in a Case of Predicted Difficult Intubation: A Case Report.

Pius J, Ioanidis K, Noppens RR.

A A Pract. 2019 Mar 25. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000998. [Epub ahead of print]


Video laryngoscopes are commonly used to manage difficult airways, among other devices. However, they present a challenge when inserting the blade in patients with a limited mouth opening, and an adequate visualization of the glottis does not always translate into successful intubation. The C-MAC Video-Stylet-with its small diameter and flexible tip-offers an effective alternative. We describe the successful use of the novel C-MAC Video-Stylet to secure the airway in a patient with minimal mouth opening due to the side effects of previous neck surgery and radiation therapy.

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The Guidelines for Prehospital Airway Management for Germany.

A.Timmermann , B.W.Böttiger , C.Byhahn , V.Dörges , C.Eich , J.T.Gräsner , F.Hoffmann , B.Hossfeld , B.Landsleitner , T.Piepho, R.Noppens, S.G.Russo , V.Wenzel, B.Zwißler, M.Bernhard. Association of Scientific Medical Societies: 2019 February.

Dr. Noppens co-authored the Prehospital Airway Management Guidelines for the Association of Scientific Medical Societies in Germany. The AWMF is comprised of 179 scientific societies from all areas of medicine. The AWMF represents Germany in the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences CIOMS.

These national guidelines address emergency medical and rescue services for pre-clinical patients requiring care of all ages. The Guidelines can be found online:


What should we expect in anaesthesia, critical care and pre-hospital care from extra glottic airways? Proven clinical performance for a variety of indications and patients

Kriege, M; Noppens, RR

TRENDS IN ANAESTHESIA AND CRITICAL CARE Volume: 25  Pages: 32-35. Published:APR 2019


  • The development of extra glottic airway devices (EGA) is considered one of substantial technical advances of modern airway management.
  • There are unresolved controversies in the choice of the type of any EGA. In general, what is the individual choice of the EGA based on?
  • Extensive, multicenter RCT`s are needed to characterize specific EGAs and to identify potential advantages, limitations and disadvantages.