ISSN - 1300-0578 | e-ISSN - 2687-2242
Cilt : 29 Sayı : 4 Yıl : 2021
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Journal of Anesthesia [JARSS]
JARSS. 2021; 29(4): 219-225 | DOI: 10.5222/jarss.2021.59454

A Prospective Randomized Study to Evaluate and Compare ILMA and Air-Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway

Reema Wadhawa1, Anisha Singh2, Anju Bhalotra3, Vanya Chugh4
1GCS Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre
2Kailash Hospital
3Maulana Azad Medical College
4Safdarjung Hospital

Objective: Our aim was to evaluate the Air-Q intubating laryngeal airway (ILA) as a primary airway device and conduit for tracheal intubation and to compare it with the intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) which is currently the ‘gold standard’ supraglottic airway used as a conduit for tracheal intubation.
Methods: Eighty patients of either sex, aged 18-60 years scheduled for elective surgery were allocated into two groups. In Group I (n=40), the intubating laryngeal mask airway was used to secure the airway and in Group A (n=40), the Air-Q intubating laryngeal airway was used. Both devices were then compared and assessed as ventilation device and intubation conduit.
Results: ILMA had a higher first attempt intubation success rate (95%) as compared to ILA (72.5%) but both devices were comparable with respect to ease of placement and total time required for intubation.
Conclusion: Both ILMA and ILA were comparable as primary airway devices. The first attempt blind intubation success rate was significantly higher in Group I.

Keywords: intubating laryngeal mask airway, endotracheal intubation, intubating laryngeal airway, conduit

Reema Wadhawa, Anisha Singh, Anju Bhalotra, Vanya Chugh. A Prospective Randomized Study to Evaluate and Compare ILMA and Air-Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway. JARSS. 2021; 29(4): 219-225

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