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I congratulate the authors on this excellent series.
Some authors (for example[1,2]), regard active vomiting as a contraindication to cricoid pressure because of reported cases of oesaphageal rupture, and cadaveric experiments. This current paper, however, makes no mention of vomiting as a contraindication.
I would appreciate knowing whether authors reject this contrandication and bel...
I would appreciate knowing whether authors reject this contrandication and believe the benefits of cricoid pressure outweigh the risks.
1. Landsman I. "Cricoid pressure: indications and complications."
Paediatr Anaesth. 2004 Jan;14(1):43-7.
2. Allman KG, Wilson IH. "Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia", OUP, 2001,