i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Small is the new big: An overview of newer supraglottic airways for children

Goyal R. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Oct-Dec;31(4):440-9

Overview of currently available options in paediatric sizes, suitability of each, published data and general concerns regarding their use.

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High arch palate: A bane for ProSeal laryngeal mask airway but a boon for I-gel

Bala R, Hazarika A, Pandia MP, Kumar N. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Oct-Dec;31(4):568

Report of failed ProSeal insertion, with i-gel successfully inserted in its place at the first attempt.

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I-gel versus laryngeal mask airway-Proseal: Comparison of two supraglottic airway devices in short surgical procedures

Jadhav PA, Dalvi NP, Tendolkar BA. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Apr-Jun;31(2):221-5

Ease and time to insertion, airway sealing pressure and adverse events were measured in this study of 60 patients randomly allocated to i-gel and ProSeal groups. i-gel proved easier to insert and less traumatic.

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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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A clinical evaluation of the pediatric i-gel™ for airway management during MRI examination

Corso RM, Battelli D, Maitan S, Zampone S, Agnoletti V. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Apr;30(2):288-90

Database review of 45 patient records meeting authors' set criteria, which included i-gel sizes 1-2.5. i-gel use in MRI produces no artefacts and the authors conclude the device is a useful device in this scenario, offering quick insertion time and low rate of complications.

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