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Extraglottic airway devices: technology update

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, August 2017
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Title
Extraglottic airway devices: technology update
Published in
Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, August 2017
DOI 10.2147/mder.s110186
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Bimla Sharma, Chand Sahai, Jayashree Sood

Abstract

Extraglottic airway devices (EADs) have revolutionized the field of airway management. The invention of the laryngeal mask airway was a game changer, and since then, there have been several innovations to improve the EADs in design, functionality, safety and construction material. These have ranged from changes in the shape of the mask, number of cuffs and material used, like rubber, polyvinylchloride and latex. Phthalates, which were added to the construction material in order to increase device flexibility, were later omitted when this chemical was found to have serious adverse reproductive outcomes. The various designs brought out by numerous companies manufacturing EADs resulted in the addition of several devices to the airway market. These airway devices were put to use, many of them with inadequate or no evidence base regarding their efficacy and safety. To reduce the possibility of compromising the safety of the patient, the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) formed the Airway Device Evaluation Project Team (ADEPT) to strengthen the evidence base for airway equipment and vet the new extraglottic devices. A preuse careful analysis of the design and structure may help in better understanding of the functionality of a particular device. In the meantime, the search for the ideal EAD continues.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 24%
Researcher 3 18%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Unspecified 2 12%
Other 2 12%
Other 4 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 65%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 18%
Unspecified 3 18%

Attention Score in Context

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#9,305,926
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Outputs from Medical Devices : Evidence and Research
#119
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#193,272
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#4
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