i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Is an i-gel supraglottic airway useful for airway rescue in the community?

Peutrell I, Jennison N. British Journal of Midwifery 2014 May; 22(5): 254-8

Twenty midwives asked to manage newborn resuscitation scenarios on a manikin using two techniques: Bag valve mask with a Guedel, and a bag with an i-gel. Time to first breath quicker with i-gel, no significant difference in duration of inflation breaths. Higher inflation pressures generated with i-gel.

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Is I-gel airway a better option to endotracheal tube airway for sevoflurane-fentanyl anesthesia during cardiac surgery?

Elgebaly AS, Eldabaa AA. Anesth Essays Res. 2014 May-Aug;8(2):216-22

49 adult patients were randomly assigned between each device group, with fentanyl doses, hemodynamic parameters and mean arterial pressure among results taken at various points throughout the procedure. i-gel requires less anaesthetic doses in this scenario.

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Shift of the i-gel position after chest compression: comparison of fixation methods using Durapore tape, Multipore tape, or a fixation strap

Seno H, Komasawa N, Fujiwara S, Miyazaki S, Tatsumi S, Sawai T, Minami T. Masui. 2014 May;63(5):590-3

Manikin study to investigate effectiveness of three fixation methods on an automated chest compressor. Fixation strap may prove useful in stabilising i-gel insertion in this scenario.

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The LMA-Supreme versus the I-gel in simulated difficult airway in children: a randomised study

Kus A, Gok CN, Hosten T, Gurkan Y, Solak M, Toker K. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2014 May;31(5):280-4

In this double-blind study, the scenario was made more difficult by using a cervical collar. Primary aim was to compare leak pressures between devices, with success rate, insertion and fibreoptic view other parameters measured. First attempt success and leak pressure was higher with LMA Supreme. Both devices proved effective, and differences may not be clinically significant.

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