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LMA Supreme(™) vs i-gel(™) - a comparison of insertion success in novices.
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PMID:  22329593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Two new supraglottic airway devices, the LMA Supreme™ (LMA) and the i-gel™, offer potential benefits when inserted by inexperienced operators. This study compared the insertion success rate and ventilation profile between the LMA Supreme and the i-gel when inserted by operators without previous airway management expertise. Following a short lecture and manikin training, airway novices were randomly allocated to insert either the LMA Supreme or the i-gel into 80 patients undergoing breast surgery. The primary outcome was first-time success rate, and secondary outcomes were overall success rate, insertion time, airway leak pressure, tidal volume during pressure controlled ventilation at 17 cmH(2) O, and adverse events. First-time insertion success rate was significantly higher for the LMA Supreme than the i-gel (30/39 (77%) vs 22/41 (54%); p = 0.029). Significantly more placement failures occurred with the i-gel (6 vs 0, p = 0.025). Mean (SD) leak pressure (29 (8) vs 23 (11) cmH(2) O, p = 0.007) and expired tidal volume (PCV 17 cmH(2) O) (785 (198) vs 654 (91), p = 0.001) were significantly greater with the LMA Supreme than with the i-gel, respectively. More patients complained of pharyngolaryngeal pain with the LMA Supreme than with the i-gel (17/39 (44%) vs 8/41 (20%); p = 0.053). We found better first time success rate, fewer failures, and a better seal with the LMA Supreme compared with the i-gel, indicating that the LMA Supreme may be preferable for emergency airway use by novices.
R Ragazzi; L Finessi; I Farinelli; R Alvisi; C A Volta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Anaesthesia © 2012 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
 Aggregate Professor  Resident  Professor and Chair, Section of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, S. Anna Hospital, University of?Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
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