i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Comparison of the clinical performances of Air-Qsp and i-Gel for airway management under general anesthesia with a muscle relaxant

Watanabe A, Edanaga M, Ichinose H, Yamakage M. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov;34:223-6

Randomised study comparing insertion attempts, insertion time and postoperative complications (among other parameters recorded) on 37 adult patients after concerns that the i-gel sometimes fails to fit or ventilate sufficiently in Japanese patients. Results showed that two patients in the Air-Qsp group failed, compared to one in the i-gel group.

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Bilateral pneumonectomy with difficult airway managed by using a combination of i-gel and EZ-Blocker

Ueshima H, Otake H. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov;34:516

Report of a successful case using i-gel insertion after two failed attempts at intubation with a video laryngoscope on a 73-year-old female with hypertension and a difficult airway.

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Addressing the challenges of paramedic recruitment and engagement in Airways-2

Pilbery R, Green J, Hall H, Whitley G. Emerg Med J 2016; 33e12

Report into the three main challenges facing recruitment for the Airways-2 trial (comparison of i-gel against tracheal intubation in patients suffering OHCA). 

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A randomised trial to compare i‑gel and ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airway for airway management in paediatric patients

Nirupa R, Gombar S, Ahuja V, Sharma P. Indian J Anaesth. 2016 Oct;60(10):726-731

Prospective, randomised controlled study on 100 patients, with the primary outcome being leak pressure assessed at five minutes. i-gel recorded 'superior' pressure and shorter insertion times compared to ProSeal.

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What are the factors associated with successful I-gel™ insertion and uneventful anaesthesia in children under age two?

Magne C, Pichenot V, Didier P, Bérard L, Lejus-Bourdeau C. Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2016 Sep 23

Size 1 and 1.5 were used in this study on patients under the age of two. Successful insertion at the first attempt was recorded in 75% of cases.

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