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    A Novel and Simple Method for Tracheal Intubation in a Swine Model: Preparing for the Era of Xenotransplantation.
    Exp Clin Transplant 2017 Apr 27. Epub 2017 Apr 27.
    From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University.
    Objectives: Organ transplant in humans is an established therapy for a variety of end-stage organ diseases. However, due to organ shortages and lack of donors, the need for xenotransplant has gradually increased. Xenotransplantation has great potential to solve many of the problems facing organ transplantation. Read More

    Evaluation of Fastrach Laryngeal Mask Airway as an Alternative to Fiberoptic Bronchoscope to Manage Difficult Airway: A Comparative Study.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2017 Jan 1;11(1):UC09-UC12. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, King George's Medical University , Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India .
    Introduction: Awake intubation via Fiberoptic Bronchoscope (FB) is the gold standard for management of difficult airway but patients had to face problems like oxygen desaturation, tachycardia, hypertension and anxiety due to awake state. This study was conducted to assess feasibility of Fastrach Laryngeal Mask Airway (FLMA) to manage difficult airway as a conduit for intubation as well as for ventilation.

    Materials And Methods: After ethical approval and informed consent, 60 patients with difficult airway were randomly enrolled in FB group and FLMA group. Read More

    The novel video-assisted intubating laryngeal mask Totaltrack compared to the intubating laryngeal mask Fastrach - a controlled randomized manikin study.
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2017 Apr;61(4):381-389
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
    Background: The novel Totaltrack combines a supraglottic airway device with video laryngoscopic tracheal intubation. The intubation laryngeal mask Fastrach is an established device without visual control of intubation. We hypothesized that supraglottic ventilation success with Totaltrack would be similar to Fastrach, but intubation would be performed faster due to visual control of the procedure. Read More

    A comparison of various supraglottic airway devices for fiberoptical guided tracheal intubation.
    Braz J Anesthesiol 2017 Mar - Apr;67(2):166-171. Epub 2016 May 26.
    Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Regensburg, Germany.
    Background: Fiberoptical assisted intubation via placed supraglottic airway devices has been described as safe and easy procedure to manage difficult airways. However visualization of the glottis aperture is essential for fiberoptical assisted intubation. Various different supraglottic airway devices are commercially available and might offer different conditions for fiberoptical assisted intubation. Read More

    Awake tracheal intubation in anticipated difficult airways: LMA Fastrach vs flexible bronchoscope: A pilot study.
    J Clin Anesth 2017 Feb 22;37:31-37. Epub 2016 Dec 22.
    American University of Antigua Medical School, New York, NY 10004, USA.
    Study Objective: To compare the use of LMA Fastrach intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) to flexible bronchoscopy (FB) for awake intubation in patients with difficult airways.

    Design: Randomized prospective study.

    Setting: Large academic medical center. Read More

    Laryngeal Mask Airway for Cesarean Delivery: A 5-Year Retrospective Cohort Study.
    Chin Med J (Engl) 2017 02;130(4):404-408
    Department of Anesthesiology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China.
    Background: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is the most commonly used rescue airway in obstetric anesthesia. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the application of the LMA in parturients undergoing cesarean delivery (CD) for 5 years in our hospital. As a secondary objective, we investigated the incidence of airway-related complication in obstetric general anesthesia (GA). Read More

    A Case Report: Establishing a Definitive Airway in a Trauma Patient With a King Laryngeal Tube In Situ in the Presence of a Closed Head Injury and Difficult Airway: "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea".
    A A Case Rep 2017 Mar;8(6):139-141
    From the *Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; and †Department of Otolaryngology, Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
    Airway management in trauma is a crucial skill, because patients are at risk of aspiration, hypoxia, and hypoventilation, all of which may be fatal in the setting of increased intracranial pressure. The King Laryngeal Tube reusable supraglottic airway (King Systems, Noblesville, IN) allows for temporary management of a difficult airway but poses a challenge when an attempt is made to exchange the device for an endotracheal tube, often managed by emergency tracheostomy. We describe a novel fiberoptic, video laryngoscope-assisted approach to intubation in a difficult trauma airway with an in situ King Laryngeal Tube. Read More

    Comparison of intubating laryngeal mask airway and fiberoptic bronchoscopy for endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing cervical discectomy.
    J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2016 Oct-Dec;32(4):515-518
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    Background And Aims: Direct laryngoscopy is hazardous in patients with cervical posterior intervertebral disc prolapse (PIVD) as it may worsen the existing cord compression. To achieve smooth intubation, many adjuncts such as fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB), video laryngoscopes, lighted stylets, and intubating laryngeal mask airways (ILMAs) are available. However, there is a paucity of literature comparing ILMA with fiberoptic intubation in patients with PIVD. Read More

    [A comparison of various supraglottic airway devices for fiberoptical guided tracheal intubation].
    Rev Bras Anestesiol 2017 Mar - Apr;67(2):166-171. Epub 2017 Jan 12.
    Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Regensburg, Alemanha.
    Background: Fiberoptical assisted intubation via placed supraglottic airway devices has been described as safe and easy procedure to manage difficult airways. However visualization of the glottis aperture is essential for fiberoptical assisted intubation. Various different supraglottic airway devices are commercially available and might offer different conditions for fiberoptical assisted intubation. Read More

    Airway management of the cardiac surgical patients: Current perspective.
    Ann Card Anaesth 2017 Jan;20(Supplement):S26-S35
    Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTC, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
    The difficult airway (DA) is a common problem encountered in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, the challenge is not only just establishment of airway but also maintaining a definitive airway for the safe conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass from initiation to weaning after surgical correction or palliation, de-airing of cardiac chambers. This review describes the management of the DA in a cardiac theater environment. Read More

    ProSeal laryngeal mask airway as an alternative to standard endotracheal tube in securing upper airway in the patients undergoing beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Ann Card Anaesth 2017 Jan-Mar;20(1):61-66
    Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    Background: ProSeal laryngeal mask airways (PLMAs) are routinely used after failed tracheal intubation as airway rescue, facilitating tracheal intubation by acting as a conduit and to secure airway during emergencies. In long duration surgeries, use of endotracheal tube (ETT) is associated with various hemodynamic complications, which are minimally affected during PLMA use. However, except for few studies, there are no significant data available that promote the use of laryngeal mask during cardiac surgery. Read More

    Comparison of the i-gel and other supraglottic airways in adult manikin studies: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Jan;96(1):e5801
    aDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute bBiostatistics Collaboration Unit, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
    Background: The i-gel has a gel-like cuff composed of thermoplastic elastomer that does not require cuff inflation. As the elimination of cuff inflation may shorten insertion time, the i-gel might be a useful tool in emergency situations requiring prompt airway care. This systematic review and meta-analysis of previous adult manikin studies for inexperienced personnel was performed to compare the i-gel with other supraglottic airways. Read More

    The i-gel Supraglottic Airway as a Conduit for Fibreoptic Tracheal Intubation - A Randomized Comparison with the Single-use Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway and CTrach Laryngeal Mask in Patients with Predicted Difficult Laryngoscopy.
    Prague Med Rep 2016;117(4):164-175
    AstraZeneca, Washington D.C., USA.
    Fibreoptic intubation through a supraglottic airway is an alternative plan for airway management in difficult or failed laryngoscopy. The aim of this study was to compare three supraglottic airways as conduits in patients with at least one predictor for difficult laryngoscopy. The i-gel was compared with the single-use intubating laryngeal mask airway (sILMA) and CTrach laryngeal mask in 120 adult patients scheduled for elective surgeries under general anaesthesia using a prospective, randomized and single-blinded design. Read More

    Fiberoptic-guided intubation after insertion of the i-gel airway device in spontaneously breathing patients with difficult airway predicted: a prospective observational study.
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Dec 10;35:287-292. Epub 2016 Oct 10.
    Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Avenida Reyes Catolicos 2, 28040, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:
    Study Objective: To assess the viability of performing fiberoptic-guided orotracheal intubation through the i-gel airway device previously inserted in spontaneously breathing patients with predicted difficult airway to achieve a patent airway.

    Design: Prospective observational study.

    Setting: Operating room in a tertiary care hospital. Read More

    Effect of sex differences in remifentanil requirements for the insertion of a laryngeal mask airway during propofol anesthesia: A prospective randomized trial.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Sep;95(39):e5032
    aDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, World Cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon bDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Namdong-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
    Background: Remifentanil can improve insertion of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) during induction with propofol. Recently, it has been suggested that there is a sex difference in opioid requirements for this procedure. The purposes of this study were to determine the effective effect-site concentration (Ce) of remifentanil for the facilitation of LMA insertion in male and female patients during propofol anesthesia without neuromuscular blockade and to evaluate whether there are sex differences in the Ce of remifentanil required for successful LMA insertion. Read More

    Supraglottic jet oxygenation and ventilation-assisted fibre-optic bronchoscope intubation in patients with difficult airways.
    Intern Emerg Med 2016 Sep 14. Epub 2016 Sep 14.
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
    A difficult airway may lead to hypoxia and brain damage. The WEI Nasal Jet Tube (WNJ) is a new nasal pharyngeal tube that applies supraglottic jet oxygenation and ventilation (SJOV) for patients during tracheal intubation without the need for mask ventilation. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of SJOV-assisted fibre-optic bronchoscopy (FOB) using the WNJ in the management of difficult tracheal intubations. Read More

    Awake insertion of a Laryngeal Mask Airway-Proseal™ as alternative to awake fiberoptic intubation in management of anticipated difficult airway in ambulatory surgery.
    Braz J Anesthesiol 2016 Sep-Oct;66(5):539-42. Epub 2014 May 1.
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain.
    Background And Objectives: The decision whether to manage an ambulatory patient with a previously documented difficult airway with a supraglottic device remain controversial. We report an awake insertion of a Laryngeal Mask Airway Proseal™ in a patient with known difficult airway scheduled for ambulatory surgery.

    Case Report: A 46-yr-old woman was programmed as a day case surgery for breast nodule resection. Read More

    [Briefing improves the management of a difficult mask ventilation in infants : Simulator study using Web-based decision support].
    Anaesthesist 2016 Sep 26;65(9):681-9. Epub 2016 Aug 26.
    Anästhesiologische Klinik, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Krankenhausstraße 12, 91054, Erlangen, Deutschland.
    Background: Unanticipated airway problems in infants can rapidly develop into severe hypoxemia. Team members can provide support and suggest steps of action if a shared mental model of the next steps exists. Briefing prior to induction of anaesthesia may create such a shared mental model among all team members. Read More

    Transareolar Single-Port Needlescopic Thoracic Sympathectomy Under Intravenous Anesthesia Without Intubation: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2016 Dec 24;26(12):958-964. Epub 2016 Aug 24.
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University , Fuzhou, China .
    Objectives: Transareolar single-port needlescopic thoracic sympathectomy under intravenous anesthesia without intubation has rarely been attempted in managing primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PPH). The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this minimally invasive technique.

    Materials And Methods: From May 2012 to May 2015, 168 male patients with severe PPH underwent single-port endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) and were randomly allocated to groups A or B. Read More

    A comparison of classic laryngeal mask airway insertion between lightwand- and standard index finger-guided techniques.
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Sep 18;33:309-14. Epub 2016 May 18.
    Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 100 Haining Road, Shanghai 200080, China. Electronic address:
    Study Objective: To compare the efficacy of lightwand-guided classic laryngeal mask airway (cLMA) real-time insertion technique with the standard recommended index finger-guided insertion technique.

    Design: Prospective, randomized controlled study.

    Setting: University-affiliated hospital. Read More

    Laryngeal mask airway ProSeal provides higher oropharyngeal leak pressure than i-gel in adult patients under general anesthesia: a meta-analysis.
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Sep 18;33:298-305. Epub 2016 May 18.
    Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Electronic address:
    Study Objective: i-gel is a single-use supraglottic airway device that has a gastric drain tube similar to laryngeal mask airway (LMA) ProSeal. Randomized trials, when compared i-gel with LMA ProSeal, reported a differing results. Primary objective of this study is to compare LMA ProSeal and i-gel in terms of oropharyngeal leak pressure. Read More

    Hypoxia during general anesthesia? Unknown foreign body aspiration.
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Sep 29;33:176-8. Epub 2016 Apr 29.
    Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    An 18-month-old male patient, classified as American Society of Anesthesiologists I, with bilateral inguinal hernia was scheduled for operation. Preanesthetic evaluation revealed history of completed medical treatment of acute bronchitis 10 days ago, and his respiratory examination was recorded as normal. He was successfully operated under general anesthesia with a laryngeal mask. Read More

    Flexible optical intubation via the Ambu Aura-i vs blind intubation via the single-use LMA Fastrach: a prospective randomized clinical trial.
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Sep 6;33:41-6. Epub 2016 Apr 6.
    Department of Anesthesiology, UTHealth, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address:
    Study Objective: This study was designed to compare the Ambu Aura-i to the single-use LMA Fastrach regarding time to intubation, success rate, and airway morbidity in patients undergoing elective surgery requiring general anesthesia.

    Design: Prospective, randomized controlled trial.

    Setting: Academic medical center. Read More

    Comparison between supraglottic airway devices and endotracheal tubes in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Aug;95(33):e4598
    aDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine bMedical Course, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju cDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine dDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
    Background: Comparisons between the efficacies of supraglottic airway devices (SGAs) and endotracheal tubes (ETTs) in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgeries have yielded conflicting results. Therefore, in this meta-analysis, we compared the clinical performance and incidence of complications between SGAs and ETT intubation in laparoscopic surgery.

    Methods: A comprehensive search was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Google Scholar to identify randomized controlled trials that compared SGAs with ETTs in laparoscopic surgery. Read More

    Association of Noninvasive Ventilation Strategies With Mortality and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Among Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    JAMA 2016 Aug;316(6):611-24
    Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    Importance: Various noninvasive ventilation strategies are used to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) of preterm infants; however, the best mode is uncertain.

    Objective: To compare 7 ventilation strategies for preterm infants including nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) alone, intubation and surfactant administration followed by immediate extubation (INSURE), less invasive surfactant administration (LISA), noninvasive intermittent positive pressure ventilation, nebulized surfactant administration, surfactant administration via laryngeal mask airway, and mechanical ventilation.

    Data Sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane CENTRAL from their inceptions to June 2016. Read More

    Single rescuer ventilation using a bag-valve mask with internal handle: a randomized crossover trial.
    Am J Emerg Med 2016 Oct 20;34(10):1991-1996. Epub 2016 Jul 20.
    Department of Emergency Medicine, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX. Electronic address:
    Objective: To compare tidal volume received during single rescuer ventilation with a modified bag-valve mask (BVM) with integrated internal handle vs standard BVM among healthy volunteers using a manikin model.

    Methods: This study was a randomized crossover trial of adult healthcare provider volunteers performing ventilation on a manikin. We randomized participants to perform single rescuer ventilation first using either a modified BVM with integrated internal handle or a standard unmodified BVM. Read More

    Relationship Between Respiratory Dynamics and Body Mass Index in Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia with Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) and Comparison Between Lithotomy and Supine Positions.
    Med Sci Monit 2016 Aug 1;22:2706-13. Epub 2016 Aug 1.
    Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China (mainland).
    BACKGROUND This study aimed to compare respiratory dynamics in patients undergoing general anesthesia with a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) in lithotomy and supine positions and to validate the impact of operational position on effectiveness of LMA ventilation. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 90 patients (age range, 18-65 years) who underwent general anesthesia were selected and divided into supine position (SP group) and lithotomy position groups (LP group). Vital signs and respiratory dynamic parameters of the 2 groups were measured at different time points and after implantation of an LMA. Read More

    Comparative Efficacy of the Air-Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway during General Anesthesia in Pediatric Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    Biomed Res Int 2016 23;2016:6406391. Epub 2016 Jun 23.
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
    Air-Q® (air-Q) is a supraglottic airway device which can be used as a guidance of intubation in pediatric as well as in adult patients. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of air-Q compared to other airway devices during general anesthesia in pediatric patients by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. A total of 10 studies including 789 patients were included in the final analysis. Read More

    Comparison of ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) with cuffed and uncuffed endotracheal tubes in infants.
    Bosn J Basic Med Sci 2016 Nov 10;16(4):286-291. Epub 2016 Nov 10.
    Department of Anesthesiology and ICM, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
    We aimed to compare cuffed and uncuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) with ProSealTM laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) in terms of airway security and extubation, starting out from the hypothesis that PLMA will provide alternative airway safety to the endotracheal tubes, and that airway complications will be less observed. After obtaining approval from the local Ethics Committee and parental informed consent, 120 pediatric patients 1-24 months old, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II, requiring general anesthesia for elective lower abdominal surgery, were randomized into PLMA (Group P, n = 40), cuffed ETT (Group C, n = 40), and uncuffed ETT (Group UC, n = 40) groups. The number of intubation or PLMA insertion attempts was recorded. Read More

    Middle East J Anaesthesiol 2016 Feb;23(4):479-82
    We report the case ofa pediatric patient with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and cleft palate deformity with difficult intubation in which a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) was used and converted into an endotracheal tube through retrograde intubation. The patient with TOF was scheduled for repair of the congenital bilateral cleft lip and palate. Inhalational induction with 4% sevoflurane was started. Read More

    Randomized crossover study assessing oropharyngeal leak pressure and fiber optic positioning : Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme™ versus Laryngeal Tube LTS II™ size 2 in non-paralyzed anesthetized children.
    Anaesthesist 2016 Aug;65(8):585-9
    Department of Anaesthesia, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zürich, Switzerland.
    Background: As there are currently no data available comparing the practicability of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) Supreme™ size 2 versus the laryngeal tube LTS II™ size 2 in children, this trial was conducted to quantify the differences between these two airway devices concerning leak pressure and fiber optic-controlled positioning in non-paralyzed, anesthetized pediatric patients.

    Methods: A total of 56 children aged 1-6 years and weighing between 11 and 23 kg were enrolled in the study. Anesthesia was intravenously induced according to local standards using fentanyl and propofol. Read More

    Comparison of the Supraglottic Airway Devices Classic, Fastrach and Supreme Laryngeal Mask Airway: A Prospective Randomised Clinical Trial of Efficacy, Safety and Complications.
    Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2015 Dec 1;43(6):406-11. Epub 2015 Dec 1.
    Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: This prospective randomised study was designed to compare the Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) Classic, LMA Fastrach and LMA Supreme regarding ease of insertion and insertion time as primary outcomes and reposition, success rate of trials, effects on haemodynamic parameters, provision of an adequate and safe airway, amount of leakage and oropharyngeal and systemic complications as secondary outcomes.

    Methods: In this clinical trial, 90 patients aged 18-70 years of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) group I-II were randomised into three groups as providing airway via LMA Classic, LMA Fastrach or LMA Supreme instead of tracheal intubation. No muscle relaxant was used. Read More

    Anesthesia airway management in a patient with upper tracheal tumor.
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Aug 20;32:134-6. Epub 2016 Apr 20.
    Department of Anesthesia, Shaoxing People's Hospital (Shaoxing Hospital of Zhejiang University), Shaoxing 312000, PR China.
    The main challenge for surgical resection of tumors located at the upper trachea is contemplate formulated plan for providing maximal surgical access to the trachea while ensuring patent airway and adequate oxygenation at the same time. In this report, we describe a patient who presented with an upper tracheal tumor located 3cm from the vocal cord and severe tracheal constriction, occluding tracheal lumen by 90%. Initial ventilation was established by implantation with a supreme laryngeal mask airway. Read More

    Air-Q laryngeal airway for rescue and tracheal intubation.
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Aug 20;32:108-11. Epub 2016 Apr 20.
    Department of Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address:
    We report the successful use of the Air-Q laryngeal airway (Air-Q LA) as a ventilatory device and a conduit for tracheal intubation to rescue the airway in a patient with difficult airway and tracheal stenosis. This is the first case report of the device to secure the airway after two episodes of hypoxemia in the operating room and intensive care unit. Consent for submission of this case report was obtained from our institution's human studies institutional review board given that the patient died a few months after his discharge from the hospital before his personal consent could be obtained and before preparation of this report. Read More

    Awake intubating laryngeal mask airway placement in a morbidly obese patient with ankylosing spondylitis and unstable thoracic spine.
    J Clin Anesth 2016 Aug 23;32:62-4. Epub 2016 Mar 23.
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA. Electronic address:
    Intubating laryngeal mask airways can be used to provide continuous ventilation throughout intubation. This is a case of a morbidly obese (body mass index = 58) 65-year-old woman with T10 and T11 compression fractures. Optimal positioning for airway management was hindered by her unstable spine, minimal neck range of motion, and extreme pain with any movement. Read More

    Acta Clin Croat 2016 Mar;55 Suppl 1:68-72
    Obstetric anesthesia is one of the high risk subspecialties of anesthesia practice. Anesthesia related complications are the sixth leading cause of maternal mortality. Difficult or failed intubation following induction of general anesthesia for CS remains the major contributory factor to anesthesia-related maternal complications. Read More

    Acta Clin Croat 2016 Mar;55 Suppl 1:55-61
    Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) was a useful, powerful airway management device for routine pediatric airway management, pediatric difficult airway, and in pediatric emergency situations. Over years, various designs, induction and insertion techniques have been described. LMA provides ease of placement and removal as compared with endotracheal intubation, less traumatism for the respiratory tract, better tolerability by patients, improved hemodynamic stability during emergency, less coughing, less sore throat, avoidance of laryngoscopy, and hands free airway. Read More

    Acta Clin Croat 2016 Mar;55 Suppl 1:27-32
    The primary aim of this single center retrospective study was to evaluate difficult mask ventilation (DMV) and difficult laryngoscopy (DL) in a unique group of obese patients. A total of 427 adult patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 and surgically treated for endometrial cancer from 2011 to 2014 were assessed. Additional increase in BMI, comorbidities, bedside screening tests for risk factors, and the tools used to manage the patients were noted and their effects on DMV and/or DL investigated. Read More

    [A Germany-wide survey on anaesthesia in thoracic surgery].
    Anaesthesist 2016 Jun 31;65(6):449-57. Epub 2016 May 31.
    Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin, Klinikum der Universität Witten/Herdecke, Kliniken Köln, Ostmerheimer Str. 200, 51109, Köln, Deutschland.
    Background/objective: This study's objective was to evaluate current thoracic anaesthesia practice in Germany and to quantify potential differences depending on the hospital's level of care.

    Materials And Methods: A four-part online survey containing 28 questions was mailed to all anaesthesiology department chairs (n = 777) registered with the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.

    Results: The general response rate was 31. Read More

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