The article, “Laryngeal Mask Airway Versus Other Airway Devices for Anesthesia in Children With an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Respiratory Complications,”1 that appeared in the October 2018 issue on pages 941–950 contained an error throughout the entire manuscript text.
Throughout the manuscript text, the authors incorrectly refer to laryngeal mask airway as the abbreviation “LMA.” LMA is a registered trademark of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates and should not be used as a general abbreviation for laryngeal mask products. Misrepresentation of the LMA trademark was unintentional, as is evidenced from the reference to LMA® in the summary of the article.
The authors regret this error.
1. de Carvalho ALR, Vital RB, de Lira CCS, et al. Laryngeal mask airway versus other airway devices for anesthesia in children with an upper respiratory tract infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis of respiratory complications. Anesth Analg. 2018;127:941–950.