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Basic life support trained nurses ventilate more efficiently with laryngeal mask supreme than with facemask or laryngeal tube suction-disposable – A prospective, randomized clinical trial

Authors:

Gruber E. et al.

Publication:

Resuscitation 2014; 85 (4): 499–502.

Summary:

  • A study to compare aspects of airway management and ventilation with the LMA Supreme™, the laryngeal tube suction-disposable and facemask ventilation when placed by nurses who had received only minimal training in their use
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Opioid harm reduction strategies: focus on expanded access to intranasal naloxone

Authors:

Wermeling D.P.

Publication:

Pharmacotherapy 2010; 30 (7): 627-631.

Summary:

  • A review of opioid harm reduction strategies with a focus on expanded access to intranasal naloxone
  • Administration of intranasal naloxone (via the LMA MAD Nasal™ device) is a viable means of reversing suspected opioid overdose
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Supraglottic airways in difficult airway management: successes, failures, use and misuse

Authors:

Timmermann A.

Publication:

Anaesthesia 2011; 66 (Suppl. 2): 45-56.

Summary:

  • A review of the literature looking into the successes, failures, use and misuse of supraglottic airways in difficult airway management
  • Supraglottic airway devices have an important role to play in the management of patients with difficult airways
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The influence of laryngeal mask airway (LMA) cuff pressure on postoperative sore throat

Authors:

Spiro M. et al.

Publication:

Eur J Anaesthesiol 2010; 27 (47): 250 [Abstract 19AP3-1].

Summary:

  • A study to investigate whether over inflation of the cuff contributes to post-operative sore throat in recipients of the Fannin integral single-use laryngeal mask
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Oesophageal seal of the novel supralaryngeal airway device I-Gel™ in comparison with the laryngeal mask airway Classic™ and ProSeal™ using a cadaver model

Authors:

Schmidbauer W. et al.

Publication:

Br J Anaesth 2009; 102 (1): 135-139.

Summary:

  • A study to compare the oesophageal seal of the LMA Classic™, LMA ProSeal™ and i-gel™ supraglottic airway devices in human cadavers
  • The LMA Classic™ and LMA ProSeal™ devices withstood a significantly higher oesophageal pressure than the i-gel™ in cadaver models
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Magnetic resonance imaging study of the in vivo position of the extraglottic airway devices i-gel™ and LMA-Supreme™ in anaesthetized human volunteers

Authors:

Russo S.G. et al.

Publication:

Br J Anaesth 2012; 109 (6): 996-1004.

Summary:

  • A study to compare the in situ position of the LMA Supreme™ and the i-gel™ supraglottic airway devices in anaesthetised volunteers
  • The LMA Supreme™ protruded deeper into the upper oesophageal sphincter than the i-gel™, relative to both the glottis and to the spine
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Lingual nerve injury following the use of an i-gel™ laryngeal mask

Authors:

Renes S.H. et al.

Publication:

Anaesthesia 2011; 66 (3): 226-227.

Summary:

  • A case of bilateral lingual nerve damage following the use of the i-gel™ supraglottic airway device was reported in a 69-year-old male who had undergone open inguinal herniorrhaphy under general anaesthesia
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Sore throat and supraglottic airways: Size matters!

Authors:

Gross J. et al.

Publication:

Eur J Anaesthesiol 2010; 27 (47): 245-246 [Abstract 19AP1-5].

Summary:

  • A study to investigate whether incorrectly sized supraglottic airway devices are associated with an increase in the incidence of sore throat in the post-operative period
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Comparison of guided insertion of the LMA ProSeal™ vs the i-gel™

Authors:

Gasteiger L. et al.

Publication:

Anaesthesia 2010; 65 (9): 913-916.

Summary:

  • A study to compare the performances of the LMA ProSeal™ and the i-gel™ supraglottic airway devices in anaesthetised female patients undergoing elective gynaecological or orthopaedic surgery in the supine position
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LMA Supreme™, i-gel™ and Laryngeal Tube Suction™ – A prospective, randomized comparative evaluation using fiberoptic and color indicator assessment techniques

Authors:

Cremer S. et al.

Publication:

Poster presentation at the 14th Annual Society for Airway Management Scientific Meeting, 24-26 September 2010, Chicago, IL, USA.

Summary:

  • A study to compare the performances of the LMA Supreme™, i-gel™ and Laryngeal Tube Suction™ supraglottic airway devices in patients undergoing minor surgery
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