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Use of New Supraglottic Airway Devices in Severely Obese Patients: A Feasibility Study

2014-08-27 03:13:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether two new airway devices used during anesthesia called iGEL™ and KING-LTS-DTM work well and are safe in obese patients. They both work well in thin patients, but have not been tested in obese patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Obesity

Intervention

IGEL, King airway

Location

University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville
Kentucky
United States
40202

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

University of Louisville

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:39-0400

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