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Richard Levitan

TitleProfessor
InstitutionThomas Jefferson University
DepartmentEmergency Medicine
Address1020 Sansom St.
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone610-639-7706

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  1. Levitan RM. The cric-key™ and cric-knife™: a combined tube-introducer and scalpel-hook open cricothyrotomy system. J Spec Oper Med. 2014; 14(1):50-7.
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  2. Levitan RM. Video laryngoscopy, regardless of blade shape, still requires a backup plan. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Apr; 61(4):421-2.
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  3. Weingart SD, Levitan RM. Preoxygenation and prevention of desaturation during emergency airway management. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Mar; 59(3):165-75.e1.
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  4. Levitan RM, Heitz JW, Sweeney M, Cooper RM. The complexities of tracheal intubation with direct laryngoscopy and alternative intubation devices. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Mar; 57(3):240-7.
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  5. Levitan RM, Vanderbeek P, Kuhfahl K. Performance failure of a colorimetric end-tidal CO2 detector. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Oct; 54(4):636-7.
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  6. Levitan RM, Bortle CD, Snyder TA, Nitsch DA, Pisaturo JT, Butler KH. Use of a battery-operated needle driver for intraosseous access by novice users: skill acquisition with cadavers. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 54(5):692-4.
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  7. Levitan RM, Kelly JJ, Kinkle WC, Fasano C. Light intensity of curved laryngoscope blades in Philadelphia emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Sep; 50(3):253-7.
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  8. Levitan RM. The mystique of direct laryngoscopy. Respir Care. 2007 Jan; 52(1):21-3.
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  9. Levitan RM, Pisaturo JT, Kinkle WC, Butler K, Everett WW. Stylet bend angles and tracheal tube passage using a straight-to-cuff shape. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Dec; 13(12):1255-8.
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  10. Levitan RM, Chudnofsky C, Sapre N. Emergency airway management in a morbidly obese, noncooperative, rapidly deteriorating patient. Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Nov; 24(7):894-6.
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  11. Levitan RM. Design rationale and intended use of a short optical stylet for routine fiberoptic augmentation of emergency laryngoscopy. Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Jul; 24(4):490-5.
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  12. Levitan RM, Kinkle WC, Levin WJ, Everett WW. Laryngeal view during laryngoscopy: a randomized trial comparing cricoid pressure, backward-upward-rightward pressure, and bimanual laryngoscopy. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Jun; 47(6):548-55.
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  13. Levitan R. The importance of a laryngoscopy strategy and optimal conditions in emergency intubation. Anesth Analg. 2005 Mar; 100(3):899-900; author reply 900.
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  14. Levitan R. Safety of succinylcholine in myasthenia gravis. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Feb; 45(2):225-6.
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  15. Levitan RM, Everett WW, Ochroch EA. Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Oct; 44(4):307-13.
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  16. Collins JS, Lemmens HJ, Brodsky JB, Brock-Utne JG, Levitan RM. Laryngoscopy and morbid obesity: a comparison of the "sniff" and "ramped" positions. Obes Surg. 2004 Oct; 14(9):1171-5.
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  17. Levitan RM, Frass M. The Combitube as rescue device: recommended use of the small adult size for all patients six feet tall or shorter. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Jul; 44(1):92; author reply 92-3.
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  18. Levitan RM, Rosenblatt B, Meiner EM, Reilly PM, Hollander JE. Alternating day emergency medicine and anesthesia resident responsibility for management of the trauma airway: a study of laryngoscopy performance and intubation success. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Jan; 43(1):48-53.
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  19. Levitan RM. Patient safety in emergency airway management and rapid sequence intubation: metaphorical lessons from skydiving. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Jul; 42(1):81-7.
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  20. Brodsky JB, Lemmens HJ, Brock-Utne JG, Saidman LJ, Levitan R. Anesthetic considerations for bariatric surgery: proper positioning is important for laryngoscopy. Anesth Analg. 2003 Jun; 96(6):1841-2; author reply 1842.
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  21. Levitan RM, Mechem CC, Ochroch EA, Shofer FS, Hollander JE. Head-elevated laryngoscopy position: improving laryngeal exposure during laryngoscopy by increasing head elevation. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Mar; 41(3):322-30.
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  22. Levitan RM, Mickler T, Hollander JE. Bimanual laryngoscopy: a videographic study of external laryngeal manipulation by novice intubators. Ann Emerg Med. 2002 Jul; 40(1):30-7.
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