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The air-Q(®) intubating laryngeal airway vs the LMA-ProSeal(TM) : a prospective, randomised trial of airway seal pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21880031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We performed a prospective, open-label, randomised controlled trial comparing the air-Q(®) against the LMA-ProSeal™ in adults undergoing general anaesthesia. One hundred subjects (American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1-3) presenting for elective, outpatient surgery were randomly assigned to 52 air-Q(®) and 48 ProSeal devices. The primary study endpoint was airway seal pressure. Oropharyngolaryngeal morbidity was assessed secondarily. Mean (SD) airway seal pressures for the air-Q(®) and ProSeal were 30 (7) cmH (2) O and 30 (6) cmH(2) O, respectively (p = 0.47). Postoperative sore throat was more common with the air-Q(®) (46% vs 38%, p = 0.03) as was pain on swallowing (30% vs 5%, p = 0.01). In conclusion, the air-Q(®) performs well as a primary airway during the maintenance of general anaesthesia with an airway seal pressure similar to that of the ProSeal, but with a higher incidence of postoperative oropharyngolaryngeal complaints.
Authors:
R E Galgon; K M Schroeder; S Han; A Andrei; A M Joffe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-08-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1365-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-10     Completed Date:  2011-12-23     Revised Date:  2014-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1093-100     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. Anaesthesia © 2011 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
Laryngeal Masks*
Male
Middle Aged
Pressure
Prospective Studies
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
UL1 RR025011/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1 RR025011-04/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1 RR025011-05/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1RR025011/RR/NCRR NIH HHS
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