Users Online: 1115 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size  
Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Contacts | Login 

RSACP wishes to inform that it shall be discontinuing the dispatch of print copy of JOACP to it's Life members. The print copy of JOACP will be posted only to those life members who send us a written confirmation for continuation of print copy.
Kindly email your affirmation for print copies to [email protected] preferably by 30th June 2019.

Year : 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-48

Comparison of conventional with Parker flex-tip tracheal tube for intubation through air-Q intubating laryngeal airway

1 Department of Anaesthesia, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Microbiology, PDM Dental and Research Institute, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Teena Bansal
Department of Anaesthesia, University of Health Sciences, 19/6 J, Medical Campus, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_227_18

Rights and Permissions

Background and Aims: The problem of difficult and failed intubation led to increased development of equipment for airway management. A number of supraglottic airways have now been developed to facilitate the passage of tracheal tubes. Conventional PVC tracheal tubes are recommended for intubation through the air-Q ILA. No study has compared different PVC tubes for blind intubation through air-Q ILA. Thus, we undertook this prospective, randomised, single blind study to compare two PVC tracheal tubes with different designs viz. conventional PVC tracheal tube (TT) and Parker flex-tip TT with regards to success rate, ease of intubation and total time required for successful intubation through air-Q ILA. Material and Methods: One hundred patients of either sex, aged 18–60 years, belonging to American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status class I and II scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia requiring endotracheal intubation were included in the study. Blind intubation using conventional PVC TT and Parker flex-tip tube was done in group A (n = 50) and group B (n = 50), respectively. Results: The first attempt success rate in Parker flex-tip TT was significantly more as compared to conventional PVC TT (P = 0.002). Success rate of intubation was significantly more in Parker flex-tip TT as compared to conventional PVC TT (P = 0.004). The intubation was significantly easy in Parker flex-tip tube as compared to conventional PVC TT (P = 0.002). Total time of intubation was less in Parker flex-tip tube as compared to PVC TT (P = 0.043). Conclusion: Unique design of the Parker Flex-tip TT resulted in increase in success rate, first attempt success rate and ease of intubation in group B in present study.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded102    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal