i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

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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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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Fiberoptic-guided intubation after insertion of the i-gel airway device in spontaneously breathing patients with difficult airway predicted: a prospective observational study

Arévalo-Ludeña J, Arcas-Bellas JJ, Alvarez-Rementería R, Alameda LE. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Dec;35:287-292

85 patients with at least three difficult airway predictors were included, with insertion time, intubation time and oxygen saturation outcomes measured, amongst others. No serious adverse events were recorded and no airway damage reported. Authors conclude that fibreoptic-guided intubation through the i-gel is a 'safe and effective' technique.

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Optimum sevoflurane concentration for I-gel insertion in unpremedicated children

Ghai B, Sethi S, Bansal D, Ram J. J Clin Anesth. 2015;27(8):627-31

Patients were randomly assigned to i-gel size 2 or LMA Classic size 2 groups, with target end-tidal sevoflurane concentration maintained for 8-10 minutes before insertion. This concentration was decreased in subsequent patients depending on response according to Dixon method. Authors conclude i-gel insertion can be accomplished at nearly half the concentration required for LMA Classic.

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