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Using the laryngeal mask airway to manage the difficult airway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12512266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Before 1990, the choice of an airway device essentially was limited to the facemask or the endotracheal tube. Since then, a number of novel supraglottic airway devices have been developed. The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) was introduced to the United States in 1991 after 3 years of use in the United Kingdom and other countries. Today the LMA has a clearly established role as an airway device in the elective setting when neither the procedure nor the patient require tracheal intubation. Perhaps more importantly, the LMA also has proved extremely useful in managing the difficult airway. This article reviews the use of the various LMA devices to manage the difficult upper airway.
Martin S Bogetz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesiology clinics of North America     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0889-8537     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesthesiol Clin North America     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-06     Completed Date:  2003-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8810131     Medline TA:  Anesthesiol Clin North America     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  863-70, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California-San Francisco, 400 Parnassus Avenue, A3, San Francisco, CA 94143-0368, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation,  methods
Laryngeal Masks*
Respiration, Artificial*

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