Randomised, crossover comparison of the single-use SoftSeal and the LMA Unique laryngeal mask airways.

@article{Paech2005RandomisedCC,
  title={Randomised, crossover comparison of the single-use SoftSeal and the LMA Unique laryngeal mask airways.},
  author={Michael Mike Paech and Oliver Tweedie and Kimberley Stannard and Michael Arthur Hepp and Phillipa Dodd and Helene Daly and E-J Bennett and Alexander Millard and Dorota A. Doherty},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={354-9}
}
We performed a randomised, crossover, single-blind trial among 168 patients, to compare the single-use SoftSeal and LMA Unique laryngeal mask airways in spontaneously breathing adults. Size-3 and -4 laryngeal mask airways, inserted by experienced anaesthetists, performed equivalently for successful first-time placement (148 (91%) vs 155 (96%) for the SoftSeal and LMA Unique, respectively). The SoftSeal was more often rated as difficult to insert (27 (17%) vs 4 (3%); p < 0.001) and was more… CONTINUE READING