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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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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i-gel as alternative airway tool for difficult airway in severely injured patients

Häske D, Schempf B, Niederberger C, Gaier G. Am J Emerg Med. 2016;34(2):340

Report of two cases where i-gel was successfully used in a prehospital setting on patients with severe head and neck trauma. Authors suggest that, on evidence, i-gel is an 'appropriate primary airway tool'.

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Successful i-gel insertion combined with Macintosh laryngoscope with a swollen tonsil

Komasawa N, Nishihara I, Minami T. J Clin Anesth. 2016;28:89-90

In this case of a 13-year-old patient, the i-gel was inserted passed the swollen tonsil to give unventful mechanical ventilation and no postoperative complications or bleeding of the tonsil.

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