Safety and efficacy of the laryngeal mask airway. A prospective survey of 1400 children.

@article{LpezGil1996SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and efficacy of the laryngeal mask airway. A prospective survey of 1400 children.},
  author={M Teresa L{\'o}pez-Gil and Joseph Brimacombe and Maximiliano {\'A}lvarez},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={969-72}
}
A survey of laryngeal mask airway usage in 1400 infants and children by ten trainee anaesthetists was undertaken to provide information about insertion and complication rates using the standard insertion technique and a limited range of standardised anaesthetic techniques. Placement was successful in 90% (1258/1400) at the first attempt, 8% (112/1400) at the second attempt and 2% (29/1400) required an alternative technique of insertion. One patient vomited during insertion and the procedure was… CONTINUE READING