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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    
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.
Y M Karim; D E Swanson
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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    
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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.
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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