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Table 2 Parameters for the clinical performance of LMA Protector™

From: Clinical performance of the LMA Protector™ airway in moderately obese patients

Parameters (n = 30) Results
Size of LMA protector
 Size 3 10 [63.3%]
 Size 4 11 [36.7%]
Number of attempts
 1 28 [93.4%]
 2 1 [3.3%]
 Failed 1 [3.3%]
Ease of insertion
 Easy 26 [86.7%]
 Fair 3 [10.0%]
 Difficult 0
 Very Difficult 0
 Impossible 1 [3.3%]
Time to successful insertion, seconds 21.0 (3.9)
Oropharyngeal leak pressure, OLP, cmH20 31.8 (5.4)
Cuff volume, mls 14.6 (5.6)
Ease of gastric tube insertion
 Easy 23 [79.3%]
 Difficult 6 [20.7%]
 Impossible 0
Volume of gsastric fluid aspirated, ml 6.9 (13.1)
Duration of fasting, hours 11.7(2.6)
Fibreoptic view
 Only vocal cords seen 27 [93.1%]
 Vocal cords and posterior epiglottis 1 [3.4%]
 Vocal cords and anterior epiglottis 1 [3.4%]
 Vocal cord not seen 0
  1. Data expressed as mean (standard deviation) or number [percentage]