i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Oxygenation, Ventilation and Airway Management in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Review

Henlin T, Michalek P, Tyll T, Hinds JD, Dobias M. Biomed Res Int; 2014: 376871. Epub 2014 Mar 3

A comprehensive review assessing the changing core protocols of treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), covering basic life support (BLS), oxygenation, passive oxygenation, airway management strategies, intubation, use of supraglottic airways and post-return of spontaneous
circulation (ROSC) care.

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i-gel™ in Ambulatory Surgery: A Comparison with LMA-ProSeal™ in Paralyzed Anaesthetized Patients.

Das A, Majumdar S, Mukherjee A, Mitra T, Kundu R, Hajra BK, Mukherjee D, Das B. J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 Mar;8(3):80-4

Ease of insertion and time taken to placement and post-operative complications were measured. i-gel was easier to insert with a shorter insertion time.

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Use of i-gel in magnetic resonance imaging

Kaur K, Bhardwaj M, Kumar P, Lal J, Johar S, Hooda S. Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan. 2014 Mar;52(1):41-2

Image quality and trauma evidence were measured in 10 adult patients undergoing MRI. Authors conclude I-gel causes the least ferromagnetic interference compared with other devices and improves the image quality.

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Comparison of blind intubation through the i-gel and ILMA Fastrach by nurses during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a manikin study

Melissopoulou T, Stroumpoulis K, Sampanis M A, Vrachnis N, Papadopoulos G, Chalkias A, Xanthos T. Heart Lung. 2014 Mar-Apr; 43(2): 112-6

A group of 45 nurses inserted the i-gel® and ILMA in a manikin with and without continuous chest compressions. ILMA proved more successful than the i-gel®, but continuation of compressions caused higher insertion times in both devices. Authors conclude that nursing staff can use both devices ‘as conduits with comparable success rates, regardless of whether chest compressions are interrupted or not’.

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