Flexible Optical Intubation Via the Ambu® Aura-I versus Blind Intubation Via the Single-Use Intubating LMA – A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial
PI: Carin Hagberg, MD – Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesiology
This study compared the Ambu Aura-I to the Intubating LMA regarding time to intubate, ease of insertion, sealing properties, optical view upon fiberoptic examination (regarding the Ambu Aura-I), ease and success rate of intubation, airway morbidity, and patient comfort. Screened and interviewed potential subjects and determined qualification for study participation. Collected perioperative data and helped maintain the study database.