i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

An exploration of the views of paramedics regarding airway management

Brandling J, Rhys M, Thomas M, Voss S, Davies S, Benger J. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2016; 24: 56

A study within a UK ambulance study exploring the customs and beliefs or paramedics in relation to airway management and whether tracheal intubation sustains professional identity. Interviews were conducted with 17 participants, which identified four key factors: pride, utility, expectations and professionalisation. Authors conclude the interviews identified a 'wide range of views' on airway management based on evidence and experience.

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The Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines and the sacred cows of routine airway management

Cook TM, Kelly FE. Anaesthesia. 2016 Apr;71(4):466-7

Based on the findings of the DAS 2015 guidelines, the authors argue that evidence suggests 2nd generation supraglottic airway devices perform better than 1st generation equivalents, and that 2nd gen should be used for airway rescue and routine airway management.

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Successful airway management with i-gel in the lateral position for a patient combined with sulcus vocalis

Ueno T, Komasawa N, Minami T. J Clin Anesth. 2016;28:91-2

Report of successful airway management of a 62-year-old male with intractable hoarseness. Upon extubation, no increased hoarseness reported. i-gel recommended by authors for patients with sulcus vocalis.

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Randomised comparison of the effectiveness of the laryngeal mask airway supreme, i-gel and current practice in the initial airway management of out of hospital cardiac arrest (REVIVE-Airways): a feasibility study

Benger J, Coates D, Davies S, Greenwood R, Nolan J, Rhys M, Thomas M, Voss S. Br J Anaesth. 2016;116(2):262-8

A cluster randomised trial of paramedics within one ambulance service in England over a 12-month period, split into groups using either the i-gel or LMA Supreme or usual practice for all patients with non-traumatic adult OHCA. Primary outcome was study feasibility, including recruitment and protocol adherence. Secondary outcomes included survival to hospital discharge and to 90 days. 184 of 535 paramedics consented, with 615 patients recruited. The LMA Supreme arm was suspended following 'adverse incidents'. No differences were reported in secondary outcomes.

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