An underappreciated risk of an airway exchange catheter

  • Julena FogliaEmail author
  • John Guy


Financial disclosure

The authors have no financial disclosures as the composure of this manuscript did not receive funding. The authors also do not have commercial or non-commercial affiliations.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, & TherapeuticsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Royal Inland HospitalKamloopsCanada

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