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11 January 2021: Clinical Research

Lightwand-Guided Insertion of Flexible Reinforced Laryngeal Mask Airway: Comparison with Standard Digital Manipulation Insertion

Dae Hee Kim BCD* , Yun Jeong Chae ADE* , Sang Kee Min CD , Eun Ji Ha BC , Ji Young Yoo ABEFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.928538

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e928538

Table 1 Patient characteristics.

VariableControl group (n=27)Lightwand group (n=27)P value
Age (years)53.7±13.250.6±14.00.398
Sex (M/F)19/815/120.260
Height (cm)164.5±9.2168.2±7.80.114
Weight (kg)64.6±10.666.4±13.60.581
ASA physical status (I/II)15/1218/90.402
Mallampati score (1/2/3)18/9/019/8/00.777
Mouth opening >4 cm (Y/N)27/027/0>0.999
Buck teeth (Y/N)0/270/27>0.999
Receding mandible (Y/N)0/270/27>0.999
Thyromental distance3/241/260.610
Values are presented as mean±SD or number of patients. Control group – standard digital manipulation method group; Lightwand group – lightwand guided method group; ASA – American Society of Anesthesiologist.

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