In reply: Assessing flexible bronchoscopic intubation through the AuraGain ™ laryngeal mask versus a slit Guedel tube
In reply: Assessing flexible bronchoscopic intubation through the AuraGain™ laryngeal mask versus a slit Guedel tube. Can J Anaesth. 2017 Sep 08;: Authors: Moser B, Bruppacher HR PMID: 28887794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Assessment of flexible bronchoscopic intubation through the AuraGain™ laryngeal mask versus a slit Guedel tube. Can J Anaesth. 2017 Sep 08;: Authors: Liu YY, Xue FS, Wen C PMID: 28887779 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: We conclude that flexible bronchoscopic intubation through an AuraGain laryngeal mask can be achieved at least as fast as standard bronchoscopic intubation without contributing to additional patient morbidity or postoperative discomfort. TRIAL REGISTRATION: www.clinicaltrials.gov , NCT 02570269. Registered 23 September 2015. PMID: 28718101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Ritu Malik, Navneh Samagh, Kiran Jangra, Abhishek Kumar Gupta, Lokesh SinghSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2017 11(3):357-358
ConclusionIn this small series of obese patients with airway stenosis, LMA anesthesia was effectively used without major or minor complications. Level of Evidence4. Laryngoscope, 2017
PMID: 28439782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion We conclude that air-Q™ laryngeal airway is superior to Ambu® AuraGain™ when used as a conduit for blind endotracheal intubation in adult patients. Trial registration Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI/2015/02/005553).
In the recent article by Hanna et al.  comparing the performance of Fastrach intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) and flexible bronchoscopy (FB) for awake intubation in patients with difficult airways, they showed that the Fastrach ILMA compared to the FB provided a higher first-pass success rate (95% vs 58%) and a shorter mean time to intubation (92 vs 246s). Given that awake intubation is a cornerstone for safe management of predicted or known difficult airways, their findings have potential implications.