The use of moderate-to-deep sedation during endoscopy is a common practice around the world. Respiratory depression from sedative drugs and airway obstruction requiring intervention are known risks associated with endoscopic procedures, with studies demonstrating that hypoxemia can occur in 11-50% of cases.1-3 The LMA® Gastro™ Airway with Cuff Pilot™ Technology is indicated for airway management in adult patients undergoing endoscopic procedures, designed to maintain a patent airway throughout the procedure to support the patient. See the LMA Gastro Airway at the Teleflex booth, #2017.
1. Cote GA, Hovis RM, Ansstas MA, et al. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010;8(2):137-142.
2. Qadeer MA, Rocio Lopez A, Dumot JA, Vargo JJ. Dig Dis Sci. 2009;54(5):1035-1040.
3. de Paulo GA, Martins FP, Macedo EP, Goncalves ME, Mourao CA, Ferrari AP. Endosc Int Open. 2015;3(1):E7-E13.