Recently, it has been shown that a safe airway can be achieved using a laryngeal mask airway (LMA
) in children undergoing adenoidectomy.1-3
Background: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA
) is the most commonly used rescue airway in obstetric anesthesia.
INTRODUCTION: BACKGROUND: The LMA
Supreme is a novel supraglottic airway device which brings together features of the LMA
Proseal (high seal cuff, gastric access and bite block-to facilitate ventilation, airway protection and prevent airway obstruction, respectively), the LMA
Fastrach (Fixed curved tube and guiding handle-to facilitate insertion and fixation) and the LMA
Unique (Single use-prevention of disease transmission).
We report an unusual incident involving a fracture of reusable ProSeal[TM] laryngeal mask airway (LMA
, Venner Medical, Singapore) that occurred during anaesthesia which was duly recognised and corrected.
was designed by British anaesthetist, Dr Archie Brain and came into use in the late 1980s (Radford et al 2004).
Figure 1 illustrates the percentage of recent migrants out of the overall recent migrant population in each of the 58 LMAs
relative to the percentage of the NZ-born out of the overall NZ-born population in each of these LMAs
in 1986, 1991 and 2001.
There are now more than 80 LMAs
in place around the country, and the proposal took broadcasters by surprise.
Yet, she also realizes that survival may mean embracing the concept of LMAs
. "It is fiscally wise for us to do [LMAs] whether there is a need to or not.
Archie Brain's original prototype of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA
) leading to the development of newer devices with better features for airway maintenance.
Broadcasters defend LMAs
, saying they bring dormant stations to life and keep poor performers on the air.
Secondary aims were to compare the time required to perform the LMA
exchange with each technique and record any failures.