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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.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
IGEL, King airway
University of Louisville Hospital
Enrolling by invitation
University of Louisville
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:39-0400
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