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Comparison of blind tracheal intubation through the intubating laryngeal mask airway (LMA Fastrach(TM) ) and the Air-Q(TM).
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PMID:  21320087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study assessed two disposable devices, the LMA Fastrach(TM) and the newly developed supraglottic airway device, the Air-Q(TM) , as a conduit for tracheal intubation in 154 healthy adults undergoing elective surgery. Using a non-inferiority approach, the primary outcome measure was successful tracheal intubation within two blind insertion attempts. Successful blind intubation after two attempts was achieved in 75/76 (99%) of the patients in the LMA Fastrach group vs 60/78 (77%) in the Air-Q group (95% CI for the difference 12-32%, p < 0.0001). Fibreoptic intubation was used to assist the third attempt. The rate of successful intubation after three attempts was 100% in the LMA Fastrach group and 95% in Air-Q group. The single-use LMA Fastrach appears superior compared with the Air-Q, as a conduit to facilitate blind tracheal intubation.
Authors:
Y M Karim; D E Swanson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1365-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Anaesthesia © 2011 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Affiliation:
Clinical Assistant Professors, Department of Anesthesia, The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA.
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