oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - A clinical comparison of disposable airway devices : registrar communications and research prize entries

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



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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