Supraglottic airway devices in resuscitation

A systematic review of studies of laryngeal masks and oropharyngeal airways during neonatal resuscitation found no studies about oropharyngeal airways. There were four studies of the use of laryngeal masks. Compared to bag and mask ventilation, infants given positive pressure ventilation with a laryngeal mask were intubated less often and successfully resuscitated more often. In two studies the laryngeal mask airway was used to deliver surfactant therapy without any adverse effects.

Supraglottic airway devices during neonatal resuscitation. Schmolzer et al. 2012