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A randomised comparison of the self-pressurised air-Q(TM) intubating laryngeal airway with the LMA Unique(TM) in children*
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PMID:  22670827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We conducted a randomised trial comparing the self-pressurised air-Q(TM) intubating laryngeal airway (air-Q SP) with the LMA-Unique in 60 children undergoing surgery. Outcomes measured were airway leak pressure, ease and time for insertion, fibreoptic examination, incidence of gastric insufflation and complications. Median (IQR [range]) time to successful device placement was faster with the air-Q SP (12 (10-15 [5-18])) s than with the LMA-Unique (14 (12-17 [6-22]) s; p = 0.05). There were no statistically significant differences between the air-Q SP and LMA-Unique in initial airway leak pressures (16 (14-18 [10-29]) compared with 18 (15-20 [10-30]) cmH(2) O, p = 0.12), an airway leak pressures at 10 min (19 (16-22 [12-30]) compared with 20 (16-22 [10-30]) cmH(2) O, p = 0.81); fibreoptic position, incidence of gastric insufflation, or complications. Both devices provided effective ventilation without the need for airway manipulation. The air-Q SP is an alternative to the LMA-Unique should the clinician prefer a device not requiring cuff monitoring during anaesthesia.
N Jagannathan; L E Sohn; A Sawardekar; R Shah; K Ryan; R Jagannathan; K Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-7     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.
 Attending Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA  Fellow in Pediatric Anesthesia  Research Student  Anesthesia Technician, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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