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KTP laser-resistant properties of the reinforced laryngeal mask airway.

Abstract:

We have assessed, in vitro, the effect of KTP laser strike on the reinforced laryngeal mask airway (RLMA) under a variety of conditions. At power densities normally encountered in clinical practice, using a divergent KTP laser beam, the RLMA could not be penetrated and did not ignite with laser strike. The RLMA was penetrated at a high power density of 6.94 W mm-2 after 45-60 s. A flame appeared over the RLMA shaft at this power density after 12-35 s. The black marker line on the RLMA shaft w...

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10.1093/bja/78.5.594

Authors


Pandit, JJ More by this author
Chambers, P More by this author
O'Malley, S More by this author
Journal:
British journal of anaesthesia
Volume:
78
Issue:
5
Pages:
594-600
Publication date:
1997-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-6771
ISSN:
0007-0912
URN:
uuid:bf26cfb1-055f-4c87-8e1c-b2830ef00ab4
Source identifiers:
357098
Local pid:
pubs:357098

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