i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Easy airway management using the i-gel™ supraglottic airway in a patient with Treacher Collins syndrome

Soh J, Shin HW, Choi SU, Lim CH, Lee HW. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2014 Dec;67(Suppl):S17-8

Case report of failed fibreoptic intubation and videolaryngoscope on a 25-year-old male with TCS who had undergone emergency abdominal surgery. i-gel was used instead and was inserted on first attempt and the airway successully maintained.

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the i-gel® vs laryngeal mask airway in children

Choi GJ, Kang H, Baek CW, Jung YH, Woo YC, Cha YJ. Anaesthesia. 2014 Nov;69(11):1258-65

A review of 9 randomised controlled trials suggested that clinical performance of i-gel was similar to LMA, save for leak pressure and fibreoptic view, both of which favoured i-gel.

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A comparison of i-gel™ and LMA Supreme™ in anesthetized and paralyzed children

Kim H, Lee JY, Lee SY, Park SY, Lee SC, Chung CJ. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2014 Nov;67(5):317-22

100 patients were randomly assigned to either device group, with insertion success rate, leak pressure and postoperative complications among results measured. i-gel demonstrated higher leak pressure, but a longer insertion time.

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the i-gel(®) vs laryngeal mask airway in adults

de Montblanc J, Ruscio L, Mazoit JX, Benhamou D. Anaesthesia. 2014 Oct;69(10):1151-62

31 adult randomised controlled trials on i-gel against the LMA were assessed, finding that the main clinical advantage of i-gel was less frequent sore throat.

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Nasopharyngeal airway as an aid to remove i-gel™ after endotracheal intubation through the device

Sen I, Bhardwaj N, Latha Y. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Oct;30(4):572-3

Use of NPA to aid removal of i-gel was evaluated in 20 adult patients - in 17 the device was inserted at the first attempt. No complications such as gagging and laryngospasm were noted during insertion or removal of i-gel.

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