Editorial Views  |   January 2017
It’s About Time
Author Notes
  • From the Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Corresponding article on page 28.
    Corresponding article on page 28.×
  • Accepted for publication August 16, 2016.
    Accepted for publication August 16, 2016.×
  • Address correspondence to Dr. Kheterpal: sachinkh@med.umich.edu
Article Information
Editorial Views / Airway Management / Respiratory System
Editorial Views   |   January 2017
It’s About Time
Anesthesiology 1 2017, Vol.126, 4-5. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001408
Anesthesiology 1 2017, Vol.126, 4-5. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001408
“Intubating is fun, but you can save a life if you can mask ventilate.” This concept, with variant verbiage, is often uttered by sage anesthesiology faculty to their residents, medical students, and ancillary clinical staff in training. Unfortunately, this wise statement has historically failed to translate into an emphasis on the study of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of difficult face mask ventilation. In this issue of Anesthesiology, Sato et al.1  significantly advance our understanding of the pathophysiology of difficult mask ventilation—a crucial first step toward identifying strategies to prevent or manage the challenging event.
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