i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Introduction of the I-gel supraglottic airway device for prehospital airway management in a UK ambulance service.

Duckett J, Fell P, Han K, Kimber C, Taylor C. Emerg Med J. 2014 Jun;31(6):505-7

Clinical review of the advanced airway management techniques within the North East Ambulance Service in the UK. i-gel a popular choice for airway management during prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation, giving higher successful insertion rates than endotracheal tube. Authors conclude that they anticipate i-gel will be the first choice device for use in prehospital cardiac arrest.

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Utility of the Aintree Intubation Catheter in fiberoptic tracheal intubation through the three types of intubating supraglottic airways: a manikin simulation study

Ueki R, Komasawa N, Nishimoto K, Sugi T, Hirose M, Kaminoh Y. J Anesth. 2014 Jun;28(3):363-7

Manikin trial comparing LMA Fastrach-Single Use, air-Q and I-gel with success rate of tracheal intubation, intubation time and collision with the glottis measured. Results suggest Fastrach took longer to intubate with a higher failure rate, and the Aintree Intubation Catheter reduces collisions.

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Airway rescue in a patient with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and impossible ventilation after induction of general anesthesia

Komasawa N, Kusunoki T, Soen M, Minami T. Masui. 2014 Jun;63(6):644-6

Success rescue ventilation of this patient after general anaesthesia. Manual ventilation became impossible and oropharyngeal airway did not improve situation - i-gel was immediately inserted giving sufficient ventilation as intubation was performed.

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