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Articles by Dana Balitzer in JoVE
Endotracheal Intubation in Mice via Direct Laryngoscopy Using an Otoscope Joanna L. Thomas1,2, Justin Dumouchel2, Jinghong Li2, Jenna Magat2, Dana Balitzer3, Timothy D. Bigby1,2 1Medical and Research Services, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 2Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 3School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego We have developed a simple, reliable, and relatively inexpensive method for endotracheal intubation in mice via direct laryngoscopy using an otoscope with a 2.0 mm speculum. This technique is atraumatic and can be used for repeated measurements in chronic experiments. We find it superior to tracheostomy or previously reported nonsurgical techniques.