laryngeal mask

la·ryn·ge·al mask

a tubular oropharyngeal airway with an inflatable rim at the distal end that, when inflated, creates an airtight seal immediately above the larynx.

la·ryn·ge·al mask

(lă-rin'jē-ăl mask)
Oral airway with an inflatable cuff at its lower end that forms a seal above the laryngeal inlet rather than within the larynx. Used in prehospital care as an airway adjunct instead of an endotracheal tube.
Synonym(s): laryngeal mask airway.
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Airway management product markets analyzed in the study include ventilator circuits; heat and moisture exchangers; heated humidifiers; laryngeal mask airways and supraglottic airways; and masks and circuits used for noninvasive ventilation.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Airway Management Devices in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Supraglottic Devices[including Laryngeal Mask Airways (LMA)], and Others.
The materials featured in the brochure are typically used in the manufacture of catheters, tube sets, reservoirs, respiratory masks, laryngeal mask airways, resuscitation tubes, blood filters, syringes, needles and oxygenators.
Prevention may include selective intubation, use of a laryngeal mask airway in place of intubation, careful placement of an endotracheal tube, minimal movement of the head and neck after placement, humidification of anesthetic gases, and gentle positive-pressure ventilation.
We investigated the effects of dexmedetomidine infusion on the end-tidal concentration of sevoflurane required for smooth removal of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and on the incidence of respiratory complications during postoperative recovery in paediatric patients anaesthetised with sevoflurane.
The incidence of retropharyngeal abscess after Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) insertion is rare, while the extension of the abscess into the parapharyngeal space is of greater rarity.
Teleflex also has signed definitive agreements with shareholders of Intavent Direct Limited and affiliates to acquire their LMA-branded laryngeal mask supraglottic airway business and certain other products in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Channel Islands.
Topics include head restraints and whiplash, mouthguards, particulate respiratory protection, motorcycle helmet use in Argentina, hip protector devices for older adults, traffic accidents and helmets, and the use of laryngeal mask airways in rabbits.
If this still does not resolve the problem, insert a laryngeal mask airway while also excluding other causes of difficult ventilation such as laryngospasm or bronchospasm.
We report the results of our study of 25 children who underwent adenoidectomy under general anesthesia with a laryngeal mask airway to determine their risk of fire in the oropharynx.
This study compared the efficacies of sevoflurane and propofol inductions for laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion in elderly patients.
LMA North America") has signed a single source 14-month agreement for Laryngeal Mask Airway Products with Novation, the Group Purchasing Organization of VHA Inc.