The laryngeal mask airway at altitude.

  title={The laryngeal mask airway at altitude.},
  author={Grant D. Wilson and Steven E. Sittig and Gregory J. Schears},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={34 2},
The Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) is an accepted adjunct for airway management in emergency patients. There are a number of case reports describing its use in transport medicine for infant to adult patients, including during flight. Although studies of the effect altitude has on air-filled tracheal tubes exists, we were unable to find documentation of the effect of altitude on laryngeal mask airways. Our objective was to assess the effect of altitude on the LMA in both fixed wing and rotary wing… CONTINUE READING
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