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Laryngeal mask airway insertion. A comparison of the standard versus neutral position in normal patients with a view to its use in cervical spine instability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8214454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ease of insertion of the laryngeal mask airway with the patient's head in the standard position and the neutral position was compared, in a study of 80 healthy patients. Successful insertion was assessed by fibreoptic bronchoscopy and the functioning of the airway. In terms of function the successful insertion rate for the standard position was 100% (40/40) and for the neutral position 95% (38/40). There were no significant differences in scores as assessed by fibreoptic bronchoscopy. The laryngeal mask airway may have a role in the management of some patients with cervical spine instability, although confirmation of this ultimately depends on the results of outcome studies.
J Brimacombe; A Berry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-03     Completed Date:  1993-11-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  670-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthetics, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesiology / methods
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*
Laryngeal Masks*
Middle Aged

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