Air- Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway with Proseal Laryngeal Mask Airway in Elective Surgeries- A Comparative Study
Air- Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway with Proseal Laryngeal Mask Airway
Background: The present study was conducted to compare Air- Q intubating laryngeal airway with ProSeal laryngeal mask airway.Subjects and Methods:The present study was conducted on 84 patients of ASA grade I and II for surgery. Patients were divided into 2 groups of 42 each. Group I patients were given ProSeal laryngeal mask airway and group II were given Air-Q intubating laryngeal airway. All the devices were checked, prepared, inserted and secured according to the corresponding manufacturer’s recommendations.Results:The mean airway time in group I was 17.2 seconds and in group II was 18.4 seconds, airway seal pressure (cm H2O) in group I was 25.3 and in group II was 23.1, use of jaw thrust was 6 in group I and 9 in group II, number of attempts were 1 in each group. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05).Conclusion: Both PLMA and AQB show similar efficacy in maintaining ventilation and oxygenation, during procedures.