Supraglottic airway devices in the ambulatory setting.

  title={Supraglottic airway devices in the ambulatory setting.},
  author={Katarzyna Luba and Thomas W Cutter},
  journal={Anesthesiology clinics},
  volume={28 2},
Supraglottic airway devices (SGAs) offer certain advantages over endotracheal intubation, making them particularly well suited for the specific demands of outpatient anesthesia. Patients may tolerate the placement and maintenance of an SGA at a lower dose of anesthetic than that needed for an endotracheal tube; neuromuscular blocking agents are rarely necessary for airway management with an SGA; the incidence of airway morbidity is lower with SGAs than with endotracheal tubes; and SGAs may… CONTINUE READING
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