oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - A clinical comparison of disposable airway devices : registrar communications and research prize entries
|Article Title||A clinical comparison of disposable airway devices : registrar communications and research prize entries|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||C.S. Strydom and P.J. Le Roux|
|Publication Date||Mar 2006|
Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia ? March 2006 22 The re-usable Classic laryngeal mask airway (LMA(r)) is widely used. There are concerns regarding the transmission of pasthogens. Disposable masks provide a cost-effective alternative. We performed a side-by side clinical comparison of these devices applicable to the South African context. Methods Adult ASA 1-3 patients (30-100 kg) presenting for elective peripheral surgery in Tygerberg Hospital were randomized by drawing of sealed envelopes, to receive the gold standard Classic LMA, or one of 4 disposable devices. They all received a standardized anaesthetic with propofol, fentanyl and isoflurane in 40% ..
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