Complications following the use of the Combitube, tracheal tube and laryngeal mask airway.

@article{Oczenski1999ComplicationsFT,
  title={Complications following the use of the Combitube, tracheal tube and laryngeal mask airway.},
  author={Wolfgang Oczenski and Herbert Krenn and Ashraf A. Dahaba and Moritz Binder and I El-Schahawi-Kienzl and Susy C Kohout and Sylvia E Schwarz and R D Fitzgerald},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={1161-5}
}
In a prospective, randomised trial, 75 patients scheduled for routine surgery were randomly allocated to one of three groups to evaluate trauma and postoperative complications after insertion of the Combitube, tracheal tube or laryngeal mask airway. Insertion of the Combitube was associated with a higher incidence of sore throat (48% vs. 16% vs. 12% [p < 0.01]) and dysphagia (68% vs. 12% vs. 8% [p < 0.01]) compared with tracheal intubation or insertion of the laryngeal mask airway, respectively… CONTINUE READING
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