The laryngeal mask airway reliably provides rescue ventilation in cases of unanticipated difficult tracheal intubation along with difficult mask ventilation.

@article{Parmet1998TheLM,
  title={The laryngeal mask airway reliably provides rescue ventilation in cases of unanticipated difficult tracheal intubation along with difficult mask ventilation.},
  author={John L Parmet and P Colonna-Romano and Jay C. Horrow and Frank Miller and Jeffrey P. Gonzales and Henry Rosenberg},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={661-5}
}
UNLABELLED In 1995, our department of anesthesiology established an airway team to assist in treating unanticipated difficult endotracheal intubations and an airway quality improvement (QI) form to document the use of emergency airway techniques in airway crises (laryngeal mask airway [LMA], flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy, retrograde intubation [RI], transtracheal jet ventilation [TTJV], and cricothyrotomy). Over a 2-yr period, team members and staff anesthesiologists completed airway QI… CONTINUE READING
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