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  • Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, Saitama, Japan. asaita@dokkyomed.ac.jp
  • (Accepted for publication January 26, 2017.)
    (Accepted for publication January 26, 2017.)×
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Anesthesiology 5 2017, Vol.126, 987-988. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001574
Anesthesiology 5 2017, Vol.126, 987-988. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001574
I thank Dr. Kelly and Professor Cook for their comments to my editorial1  on emergency cricothyrotomy. I stated in my editorial1  that “because it is difficult to carry out randomized controlled studies in patients, we still do not know which method is the most reliable.” In the absence of randomized controlled studies, we need to decide the most effective method of emergency cricothyrotomy, based on nonrandomized clinical studies or simulation studies. As Dr. Kelly and Professor Cook correctly point out, nonrandomized clinical studies or simulation studies have limitations, and thus we should carefully assess the evidence level of each study.
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