Tracy MB, Priyadarshi A, Goel D, Lowe K, Huvanandana J, Hinder M. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2018 May;103(3)
This manikin study assessed and compared the delivered ventilation of seven, size 1 LMA devices with two different face masks using self-inflating bags (SIBs). 40 participants carried out resuscitation on a specialised infant training manikin using the LMAs and the face masks in a random fashion. Findings have shown that the i-gel had the highest peak inspiratory pressure and higher PEEP compared to the other devices. In addition, the i-gel showed no insertion failures and all users described it as easy to use. Thus, these results indicate that the i-gel may become the primary resuscitation device used for newborn resuscitation.
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Kim YB, Chang YJ, Jung WS, Byen SH, Jo YY. J Anesth. 2013 Dec;27(6):827-31
After placement of an i-gel device in 40 patients, 20 were ventilated without PEEP while the other half received 5cmH20. Incidences of significent leaks and leak volumes were similar in both groups.
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