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Observational Study of Baska Mask, a New Supraglottic Airway Device in Children

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John Laffey, University College Hospital Galway Identifier:
First received: March 23, 2012
Last updated: May 28, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

The investigators wish to accumulate initial data on the performance and safety of the Baska mask in paediatric patient population.

Condition Intervention Phase
Baska Mask Efficacy and Safety in Children
Device: Placement and use of Baska mask
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Observational Study of Baska Mask, a New Supraglottic Airway Device in Children

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Further study details as provided by University College Hospital Galway:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Device insertion success rate [ Time Frame: within 30 minutes of induction of general anesthesia ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • device airway leak pressure [ Time Frame: within 10 minutes of successful device placement ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    the airway l;eak pressure is defined as the plateau airway pressure measured while the patient is apnoeic with the APL valve of the anaesthetic machine set to 35 cm H2O and the fresh gas flow set to 6 L/min

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • airway stability [ Time Frame: within 30 minutes of device placement ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    the tidal volumes will be measured in different head positions and the leak fractions calculated.

  • ease of device placement [ Time Frame: within 30 minutes of induction of general anesthesia ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    the ease of device placement will be evaluated by Visual Analogue Scale

  • complications during the anesthetic [ Time Frame: from the start of device insertion untill discharge from recovery, an expected average of 2 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    complications that may be related to the device use will be monitored including but not limited to desaturation episodes, laryngospasm, loss of airway, need to switch ot alternative device, blood staining on mask removal sore throat, dysphonia, dysphagia

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Baska mask Device: Placement and use of Baska mask
Use of Baska mask as a supraglottic airway during general anesthesia


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 16 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • consent
  • BMI 15-35
  • weight over 30kg or age 8-16 yrs
  • non-urgent surgery of planned duration up to 2 hrs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • neck pathology
  • previous or anticipated problems with the upper GI or upper airway
  • increased risk of gastric aspiration
  • expected difficult airway
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01625078

Galway University Hospitals
Galway, Ireland
Sponsors and Collaborators
John Laffey
Principal Investigator: Michael Scully, FFARCSI UCHG
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: John Laffey, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College Hospital Galway Identifier: NCT01625078     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C.A.657
Study First Received: March 23, 2012
Last Updated: May 28, 2014
Health Authority: Ireland: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University College Hospital Galway:
Baska Mask
Supraglottic airway device
Pediatric processed this record on February 26, 2015