LMA not superior to face-mask ventilation for lowering death risk in neonatal asphyxia: NEJM
Researchers have found in a new study that laryngeal Mask Airway is not as effective as face-mask ventilation in lowering early neonatal death and moderate-to-severe hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy. The study has been published in The New England journal of Medicine on 26, November 2020.
Face-mask ventilation is the most common resuscitation method for birth asphyxia. Ventilation with a cuffless laryngeal mask airway (LMA) has potential advantages over face-mask ventilation during neonatal resuscitation in low-income countries, but whether the use of an LMA reduces mortality and morbidity among neonates with asphyxia is unknown.