i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

I-Gel is a suitable alternative to endotracheal tubes in the laparoscopic pneumoperitoneum and trendelenburg position

Lai CJ, Liu CM, Wu CY, Tsai FF, Tseng PH, Fan SZ. BMC Anesthesiol. 2017 Jan 6;17(1):3

Randomised controlled trial of 40 patients divided equally between i-gel and ETT groups. Leak fraction was the primary outcome, defined as leak volume divided by inspired tidal volume. In the LPT position, no difference was recorded in the leak fraction. In the i-gel group there was 'notably less' leakage in LPT position than in supine - this difference was not observed in the ETT group. Incidence of postoperative sore throat was significantly lower in the i-gel group.

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Male patients require higher optimal effect-site concentrations of propofol during i-gel insertion with dexmedetomidine 0.5 μg/kg

Choi JJ, Kim JY, Lee D, Chang YJ, Cho NR, Kwak HJ. BMC Anesthesiol. 2016 Mar 22;16:20

40 patients were split into equal gender groups prior to insertion. The EC50 of propofol in men was approximately 40% higher than in women. Gender should be considered when determining optimal dose of propofol, according to the authors.

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Randomized comparison of the i-gel®, the LMA Supreme®, and the Laryngeal Tube Suction-D using clinical and fibreoptic assessments in elective patients

Russo SG, Cremer S, Galli T, Eich C, Bräuer A, Crozier TA, Bauer M, Strack M. BMC Anesthesiol 2012; 12: 18

Three groups of 40 elective patients each were assigned to i-gel®, LMA Supreme® and Laryngeal Tube Suction-D for a prospective, randomised and comparative study of position (fibre optic) and clinical performance data during surgery. Speed of insertion and success rates, leak pressure, dynamic airway compliance, and signs of postoperative airway morbidity were recorded, with i-gel® registering a 95% insertion success rate and the highest airway compliance. In conclusion, all devices were considered suitable for ventilation in elective surgery.

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