Laryngeal mask airways - to inflate or to deflate after insertion?

von Ungern-Sternberg, Britta S. and Erb, Thomas O. and Chambers, Neil A. and Heaney, Mairead. (2009) Laryngeal mask airways - to inflate or to deflate after insertion? Pediatric anesthesia : an international journal, Vol. 19. pp. 837-843.

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Hyperinflation of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) cuff is known to be a risk factor for airway morbidity and increased leakage around the LMA. While the manufacturers' recommendation is to inflate the cuff with the maximum recommended volumes and/or to adjust the cuff pressure to >60 cmH2O, cuff pressures below 40 cmH2O have been shown to be associated with a minimal rate of sore throat and minimal leakage. However, it remains to be determined whether inflation or deflation is needed to achieve favorable pressures. Therefore, we assessed the need for cuff-volume adjustment following insertion of the LMA unchanged straight from the sterile packaging in a prospective audit.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Anästhesiologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Anästhesiologie
UniBasel Contributors:Erb, Thomas O.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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