A randomized controlled trial to compare the auricle size-based method for ProSeal laryngeal mask airway selection with the weight-based method among paediatric patients

Jha, Ayush and Jacob, Nisha Sara Mundappallil and Mathew, Shaji and Kumar, Arun HD and Muhamed, Shiyad and Udupi, Sandesh (2021) A randomized controlled trial to compare the auricle size-based method for ProSeal laryngeal mask airway selection with the weight-based method among paediatric patients. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, 37. pp. 50-54. ISSN 2210-8440

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Abstract

Background: Weight-based method is the most common method used to select the size of ProSeal Laryngeal Mask Airway (PLMA). This method of selection is not always fool proof. Aim: To compare the auricle size of patient with weight-based method to select appropriate size of PLMA in paediatric population. Materials and methods: A prospective study was performed on 102 children undergoing elective surgical procedures under general anethesia. Enrolled participants were randomized into two groups; Group W and Group A, where PLMA size was determined by weight-based method and auricle-based method respectively. The size of external ear was measured in both vertical and horizontal dimensions. The correct placement of PLMA was assessed using predefined criteria. Results: In 73 patients, both methods of PLMA size selection showed a moderate level of agreement (kappa coefficient - 0.52). No significant difference between groups were observed in the insertion related parameters and fibreoptic view of glottis. Conclusion: Auricle-based method for the selection of ProSeal laryngeal mask airway in paediatric patients is in moderate level of agreement with weight-based method and can be used in clinical practice as an alternative method.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paediatrics;Auricle;ProSeal laryngeal mask airway.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2021 06:30
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 06:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156966

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