i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Higher insertion success with the i-gel supraglottic airway in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a randomised controlled trial

Middleton PM, Simpson PM, Thomas RE, Bendall JC. Resuscitation 2014;85(7):893-7

Subjects with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest were allocated to either the i-gel or Portex Soft Seal laryngeal mask group, within a large Australian ambulance group. Primary outcome was successful insertion of the airway. The i-gel had a significantly higher success rate than Portex Soft Seal and significantly lower median ease of insertion scores.

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A randomised comparison of the i-gel™ and the Laryngeal Mask Airway Classic™ in infants

Kim MS, Oh JT, Min JY, Lee KH, Lee JR. Anaesthesia. 2014 Apr;69(4):362-7

54 infants were allocated with success rate at first attempt and fibreoptic views measured. First-attempt success was 100% for i-gel, compared to 69 in LMA.

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Resuscitation highlights in 2013: Part 2

Nolan JP, Ornato JP, Parr MJA, Perkins GD, Soar J. Resuscitation 2014; 85(4): 437-43

Second of two editorials summarising key papers published in Resuscitation in 2013, covering advanced life support and post-resuscitation care, amongst other topics.

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A clinical evaluation of the pediatric i-gel™ for airway management during MRI examination

Corso RM, Battelli D, Maitan S, Zampone S, Agnoletti V. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Apr;30(2):288-90

Database review of 45 patient records meeting authors' set criteria, which included i-gel sizes 1-2.5. i-gel use in MRI produces no artefacts and the authors conclude the device is a useful device in this scenario, offering quick insertion time and low rate of complications.

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