i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Pressure support ventilation with the I-gel in intensive care unit: case report

Akan B, Erdem D, Albayrak MD, Aksoy E, Akdur F, Gogus N. Braz J Anesthesiol. 2016;66(2):219-21

This case report described the use of the i-gel for the management of ventilation in an ICU patient. A 49-year-old woman was hospitalized in ICU due to fever and respiratory distress. Three intubations using a bougie failed, but the airways were subsequently secured with an i-gel (size 3) at the first attempt. No issues were seen in mechanical ventilation using the i-gel for 48 hours in pressure-controlled ventilation. Thus, the i-gel can be used in difficult intubation scenarios, allowing mechanical ventilation up to 48 hours.

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Comparison of the i-gel™ and the Laryngeal Mask Airway Classic™ in terms of clinical performance

Polat R, Aydin GB, Ergil J, Sayin M, Kokulu T, Ozturk I. Braz J Anesthesiol. 2015 Sep-Oct;65(5):343-8

Performance of i-gel vs LMA Classic was measured in 120 patients, with respect to successful insertion attempts, insertion time, peak airway pressure, regurgitation, fibreoptic glottic view and postoperative complications. i-gel gave a shorter insertion time and better fibreoptic view.

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