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Review Article

Comparative Efficacy of the Air-Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway during General Anesthesia in Pediatric Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Table 2

Summary of studies included.

SourceAmount and experience of device userType of surgeryAllowance of insertion trialsIntervention/control

Sohn et al. 2014 [7]Attending or trainee, trainee having minimal prior experience with pediatric fiberoptic bronchoscopes and watched a video outlining the steps for fiberoptic guided tracheal intubation through an air-Q before participatingElective surgical procedures requiring tracheal intubation under general anaesthesia3Air-Q/fiberoptic tracheal intubation

Jagannathan et al. 2012 [8]Two anesthesiologists experienced in using both devicesElective outpatient surgery in the supine position2Air-Q/LMA-Unique

Jagannathan et al. 2012 [9] Five study investigators who used the air-Q for tracheal intubation in at least 50 patients and who have minimal experience with the Aura-I prior to this studyElective surgery under general endotracheal anaesthesia3Air-Q/Aura-I

Jagannathan et al. 2012 [10] Three study investigators experienced in the use of both devicesElective outpatient surgery with planned airway management with a LMA device2Air-Q/LMA-Unique

Jagannathan et al. 2015 [11] Anaesthesiology trainees, resident or fellow from clinical anaesthesia 2, 3, or 4 who had not previously performed FOB-guided tracheal intubation through an SGA in children and received a brief lecture and viewed a video outlining the steps for FOB-guided tracheal intubation through an SGAElective surgery under general endotracheal anaesthesia3Air-Q/i-gel

Kim et al. 2015 [12] Two anesthesiologists experienced in inserting supraglottic airway devices in at least 100 pediatric patientsElective surgery under general endotracheal anaesthesia2Air-Q/i-gel

Girgis et al. 2014 [13] Not reportedElective surgery under general endotracheal anaesthesia2Air-Q/CobraPLA

Darlong et al. 2014 [14]Not reportedCataract or glaucoma surgery3Air-Q/Flexible laryngeal mask

Darlong et al. 2015 [15]Not reportedElective surgery with tracheal intubation3Air-Q/Aura-I

Kleine-Brueggeney et al. 2015 [16]Senior anesthesiologists from the pediatric anaesthesia divisionElective ophthalmic surgery3Air-Q/Aura-I

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