i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

I-gel saves the day: Bradycardia and apnea in a patient undergoing burr hole and evacuation for a subdural hematoma under scalp block

Singh RB, Rizvi MM, Rasheed MA, Sarkar A. Anesth Essays Res. 2015 May-Aug;9(2):244-6

Report of a 32-year-old male who became bradychardic and apneic. An i-gel was inserted and the case was managed 'very well'.

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Tracheal Intubation via the i-gel and the Aintree Intubation Catheter in a Patient with Unexpected Difficult Intubation

Hashimoto Y, Takahashi K, Saito T, Asai T, Arai T, Okuda Y. Masui. 2015 May;64(5):534-6

Report of a successful case of a 64-year-old male difficult to intubate using a Macintosh laryngoscope, intubated via an i-gel.

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Performance of intubation with 4 different airway devices by unskilled rescuers: manikin study

Lee DW, Kang MJ, Kim YH, Lee JH, Cho KW, Kim YW, Cho JH, Kim YS, Hong CK, Hwang SY. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 May;33(5):691-6

LMA Classic, i-gel, PENTAX Airway Scope and Macintosh laryngoscope were all tested, with time to ventilation, intubation success rate and difficulty of intubation measured. Authors conclude that intubation with i-gel was faster and easier.

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A comparison of fibreoptic-guided tracheal intubation through the Ambu ® Aura-i ™, the intubating laryngeal mask airway and the i-gel ™: a manikin study

de Lloyd LJ, Subash F, Wilkes AR, Hodzovic I. Anaesthesia. 2015 May;70(5):591-7

Thirty anaesthesists each performed two tracheal intubations through each device. i-gel was the quickest device, with no failed intubation reported, compared to six for the Aura-I.

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