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cricoid

 [kri´koid]
1. ring-shaped.
2. the cricoid cartilage.

cri·coid

(krī'koyd),
Ring-shaped; denoting the cricoid cartilage.
[L. cricoideus, fr. G. krikos, a ring, + eidos, form]

cricoid

/cri·coid/ (kri´koid)
1. ring-shaped.

cricoid

(krī′koid′)
n.
A ring-shaped cartilage of the lower larynx that articulates with the thyroid cartilage and artenoid cartilages.

cricoid

[krī′koid]
Etymology: Gk, krikos, ring, eidos, form
adj, having a ring shape (for example, the cricoid cartilage).

cri·coid

(krī'koyd)
Ring-shaped; denoting the cricoid cartilage.
[L. cricoideus, fr. G. krikos, a ring, + eidos, form]

cricoid

1. Ring-shaped.
2. A ring-shaped cartilage in the voice-box (larynx).

cricoid

1. ring-shaped.
2. the cricoid cartilage.

cricoid cartilage
a ringlike cartilage at the caudal part of the larynx.
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In obese pregnant women strategies to minimise risk include the use of H2 antagonists, non-particulate antacids and rapid sequence induction with cricoid pressure, with placement of a cuffed tracheal tube (119).
First locate the thyroid cartilage (Adam's apple) with thumb and index finger, then slide your fingers inferiorly until you feel another smaller cartilage below (the cricoid cartilage).
Distortion --Possibly difficult to assess --Blunt or penetrating airway trauma --Tracheal deviation --Neck asymmetry --Voice changes --Subcutaneous emphysema (crepitus) --Laryngeal immobility --Nonpalpable thyroid cartilage --Nonpalpable cricoid cartilage 3.
Cricoid pressure in emergency department rapid sequence tracheal intubation: a risk-benefit analysis.
At the time of surgery, the tumor was densely adherent to the anterolateral area of the right side of the cricoid cartilage and the first two tracheal rings, requiring an extensive dissection.
A 3-person trauma team perform intubation, routinely applying cricoid pressure to prevent gastro-oesophageal reflux and aspiration, and manual in-line cervical stabilisation is required throughout the intubation procedure since protective devices are removed routinely.
During ventilation, cricoid pressure should be initiated if not done already, and should only be released once the patient is correctly intubated and the tube cuff has been inflated.
Sercarz et al[4] described a case of ABC arising from the cricoid cartilage.
A patient aspirated into the lungs during bowel obstruction surgery after a scrub nurse released cricoid pressure to retrieve a fallen suction device.
Paramedics had to complete a two-day university course on RSI covering theoretical knowledge and practical skills and were trained in performing RSI--including induction, paralysis and cricoid pressure--according to the standard operating procedure (SOP) following telephonic physician approval.
The trachea was exposed and isolated through a curvilinear incision that started just beneath the cricoid cartilage.
It is more difficult to determine accurate landmarks on a thick and obese neck, and misapplied cricoid pressure may permit gastric insufflation and regurgitation and compromise laryngoscopy and intubation.