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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 2 Insertion profiles.

VariableControl group (n=27)Lightwand group (n=27)P value
Insertion success2626>0.999
First attempt2219
Second attempt47
Ease of insertion (easy/fair/difficult)22/4/118/6/30.198
Insertion time (sec)30 (25–42)47 (30–57)0.026
Insertion time for each successful attempt29.4±9.138.9±14.10.006
Postoperative sore throat13>0.999
Postoperative hoarseness100.610
Values are presented as mean±SD, median (interquartile range) or number of patients. Control group – standard digital manipulation method group; Lightwand group – lightwand guided method group.

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