A Comparative Study of the Air-Q ILA and the ILMA for Ventilation and Intubation
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01209559
(Study never initiated.)
The objective of this study is to determine if the glottic view obtained with the air-Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway (air-Q ILA, Cookgas LLC®, Mercury Medical®, Clearwater, FL, USA) is better than that obtained with the traditionally used intubating laryngeal mask airway (LMA FastrachTM or ILMA, LMA North America Inc., San Diego, CA). The study will also compare effectiveness of ventilation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Healthy ASA class I and II patients scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia requiring the use of the LMA.
healthy ASA class I and II patients scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia requiring the use of the LMA
history of acid reflux,
a BMI ≥ 40kg.m-2,
require endotracheal intubation,
have predictors of difficult intubation,
not candidates for insertion of an ILMA or LMA, including a mouth opening of less than 2.5 cm,