i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

A comprehensive list of all known published clinical evidence on the device

PLMA vs. I-gel® : a comparative evaluation of respiratory mechanics in laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Sharma B, Sehgal R, Sahai C, Sood J. Journal Of Anaesthesia And Clinical Pharmacology 2010; 26 (4): 451-457

In this study, the performance of the LMA ProSeal® and i-gel® was compared during laparoscopic surgery. 60 patients were randomised into two groups and had the supraglottic airway inserted by an experienced anaesthesiologist (defined as >500 and >50 insertions for ProSealTM and i-gel® respectively.

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Placement of a bronchial blocker through the i-gel® supraglottic airway device for single lung ventilation: preliminary study

Arévalo Ludeña J, Arcas Bellas JJ, López Pérez V, Cuarental García A, Alvarez-Rementería Carbonell R. Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 2010; 57(8): 532-535

In 25 patients, a bronchial blocker was inserted under direct vision with a fibreoptic bronchoscope through an i-gel®. The i-gel® provided a reliable, safe seal of the airway. The authors concluded that such a technique, for anaesthetists with the appropriate experience using a flexible fibreoptic scope, can facilitate safe, effective management of selected patients who are to undergo certain thoracic procedures.

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