i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Supraglottic airway use by lifeguards

McKenna M, Davies M. Anaesthesia 2014; 69(8): 928

A response to the Adelborg et al study (Anaesthesia. 2014 Apr;69(4):343-7), questioning whether manikin simulation "adequately reproduces" the real-life anatomic difficulties experienced in drowning patients.

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Fiberoptic-guided tracheal intubation through the i-gel supraglottic airway

Shimizu M, Yoshikawa N, Yagi Y, Tsumura Y, Kukida A, Hirakawa K, Hotta A, Nakamoto A, Ohira N, Tatekawa S. Masui. 2014 Aug;63(8):841-5

Bronchoscopic view through the i-gel was graded after insertion, whereupon tracheal intubation was performed and the i-gel removed. First attempt at intubation successful in all 52 patients.

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Mucosal Erosion of the Cricoid Cartilage After the Use of an i-Gel Supraglottic Airway Device in a Patient with Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis.

Schaer AC, Keel MJ, Dubach P, Greif R, Luyet C, Theiler L. A A Case Rep. 2014 Aug 15;3(4):45-7

Reported case on an 82-year-old patient with previously undiagnosed diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of the cervical spine.

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Editorial Comment: Mucosal Erosion of the Cricoid Cartilage After the Use of an i-Gel Supraglottic AirwayDevice in a Patient with Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis AND Soft Palate Ulceration After Brief Use of an i-Gel Supraglottic Airway

Hagberg CA. A A Case Rep. 2014 Aug 15;3(4):51-2

Comment on two case reports by Schaer et al and de Graaff et al in which the importance of evaluating risk factors for difficult supraglottic airway use were highlighted. Author focuses on the importance of understanding recommended insertion techniques as part of greater knowledge of SADs.

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