A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Ambu AuraGain and i-gel in Young Pediatric Patients
AbstractSupraglottic airway devices have been increasingly used because of their several advantages. Previous studies showed that the small-sized i-gel provides effective ventilation for young pediatric patients; however, few studies have reported the use of AuraGain in these patients. Herein, we compared the clinical performance of AuraGain and i-gel in young pediatric patients aged between 6 months and 6 years old and weighing 5–20 kg, who were scheduled to undergo extremity surgery under general anesthesia. In total, 68 patients were enrolled and randomly allocated into two groups: AuraGain group and i-gel group. The primary outcome was the requirement of additional airway maneuvers. We also analyzed insertion parameters, fiberoptic bronchoscopic view, oropharyngeal leak pressure, and peri-operative adverse effects. Compared with the AuraGain group, the i-gel group required more additional airway maneuvers during the placement of the device and maintenance of ventilation. The fiberoptic view was better in the AuraGain group than in the i-gel group. However, the oropharyngeal leak pressure was higher in the i-gel group. AuraGain might be a better choice over i-gel considering the requirement of additional airway maneuvers. However, when a higher oropharyngeal leak pressure is required, the i-gel is more beneficial than AuraGain. View Full-Text
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Kim, H.-J.; Park, H.-S.; Kim, S.-Y.; Ro, Y.-J.; Yang, H.-S.; Koh, W.U. A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Ambu AuraGain and i-gel in Young Pediatric Patients. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 1235.
Kim H-J, Park H-S, Kim S-Y, Ro Y-J, Yang H-S, Koh WU. A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Ambu AuraGain and i-gel in Young Pediatric Patients. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019; 8(8):1235.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Ha-Jung; Park, Hee-Sun; Kim, Soo-Young; Ro, Young-Jin; Yang, Hong-Seuk; Koh, Won U. 2019. "A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Ambu AuraGain and i-gel in Young Pediatric Patients." J. Clin. Med. 8, no. 8: 1235.
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