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Hassani V, Zafarghandi M, Farhadi M. The LMACTrach, a new approach for endotracheal intubation: Apilot study in 100 patients undergoing elective surgery. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2010; 24 (2) :88-95
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Hazrat Rasoul Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, , leoanesthesia@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (4447 Views)

Abstract

Background

and endotracheal intubation under direct vision in both anticipated and unexpected

difficult intubation situations.

: The LMA CTrach system is a new device for airway management

Methods

different types of elective surgeries. After randomly selecting the patients for intubation

with this new device, the airway characteristics, height, weight, dental overbite

and thyromental distance were all evaluated before induction. Our goal was to explore

primarily the success rate of intubation with LMACTrach.

: We used this system in 100 patients undergoing general anesthesia for

Results

all 100 patients. Nonetheless, successful tracheal intubation was performed in 95 patients.

Among our patients, 2 had Mallampati grade IV airways with short necks,

body mass index (BMI) > 30, and without the capability to bite their upper lips.

Amazingly both patients were intubated with this method, proving a device as an assuring

approach in cases of difficulty with ventilation and intubation. Of all patients,

44 were females and 56 males. The mean age was 34 ± 2 years. BMI measured for all

patients was 20-25 except for two cases who had BMI > 30.

: We were able to insert LMA CTrach and provide optimal ventilation in

Conclusion

and vocal cords during intubation even in difficult cases, it can be assumed that this

device is a precious aid as equal as fiberoptic bronchoscopy for the anesthesiologists.

: Since the LMA CTrach provided us with direct view of the larynx
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Anesthesia

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