i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Management of a transbronchial cryobiopsy using the i-gel® airway and the Arndt endobronchial blocker

Sastre JA, Cordovilla R, Jiménez MF, López T. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Sep;61(9):886-8

Letter indicating that use of the i-gel provides an optimum conduit for performing this technique and allows for control of bleeding complications when used with the Arndt blocker.

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Randomized prospective trial comparing two supraglottic airway devices: i-gel™ and LMA-Supreme™ in paralyzed patients

Joly N, Poulin LP, Tanoubi I, Drolet P, Donati F, St-Pierre P. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Sep;61(9):794-800

100 patients were randomised between the two device groups, with 92% inserted successfully in both. i-gel recorded a shorter insertion time and higher incidence of complete vocal chord visualisation.

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About laryngeal mask: is the lowest price material the better cost-efficacy choice?

Weil G, Matysiak J, Guye ML, Eghiaian A, Bourgain JL. Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2014 Sep-Oct;33(9-10):508-13

Using LMA Unique as a reference, cost efficacy comparisons were made against i-gel, Ambu AuraOnce and LMA Supreme. Conclusions suggested that latest generation devices are still expensive despite low rate of complications.

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i-gel and facemask combination for impossible ventilation

Matsunami S, Komasawa N, Minami T. J Clin Anesth. 2014 Sep;26(6):509-10

Case report of an obese patient with difficult airway inserted with an i-gel following failed facemask ventilation. After using a combination of I-gel and facemask ventilation improved sufficiently due to device's fit to the larynx.

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