Different available options that have been described to facilitate PLMA insertion are the original introducer tool (2), the rotational technique (1, 15-18), the lightwand technique (19), the laryngoscope- (20) or videolaryngoscope-assisted (21) technique, the combination with stylet (22, 23), Gum Elastic Bougie (GEB) (24-26) or introducer (27), and the gastric tube-driven insertion (28) or suction catheter-driven insertion (29).
Facilitated insertion of the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway using a lightwand.
Lightwand intubation: II - clinical trial of a new lightwand for tracheal intubation in patients with difficult airways.
A comparison of hemodynamic changes after endotracheal intubation using the lightwand device and the laryngoscope in normotensive and hypertensive patients.
7-16) While some of these devices permit visualization of the larynx prior to intubation; some, such as lightwand /intubating laryngeal mask airway are semi-blind or blind techniques.
Among airway devices that are available for tracheal intubation; only fiberscope and lightwand stand out to be useful in both routes of intubation.
This involves using transillumination of neck tissue by a lightwand
(Light Wand[TM] Orotracheal Lighted Stylet, Vital Signs Inc.
No cinefluoroscopy studies have been made to assess cervical displacement comparing the lightwand
versus direct laryngoscopy with the Miller blade.
Trachlight[TM] Stylet and Tracheal Lightwand
A bright choice
Furthermore, they can provide an intubation conduit using a blind technique and by lightwand
, optical stylet, or fiber-optic guidance during airway resuscitation.
Clinical trial of a new lightwand
device (Trachlight) to intubate the trachea.