i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

The comparison of ProSeal and I-gel laryngeal mask airways in anesthetized adult patients under controlled ventilation

Ekinci O, Abitagaoglu S, Turan G, Sivrikaya Z, Bosna G, Ozgultekin A. Saudi Med J. 2015 Apr;36(4):432-6

Randomised group of 80 patients split into i-gel and ProSeal groups, with insertion time, gastric tube insertion and complications among the results measured. Insertion was easier and quicker with i-gel.

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A randomized comparison of the i-gel with the self-pressurized air-Q intubating laryngeal airway in children

Kim MS, Lee JH, Han SW, Im YJ, Kang HJ, Lee JR. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Apr;25(4):405-12

Eighty children were split between each device group, with leak pressure and fibreoptic view assessed at three intervals. i-gel was 'significantly easier' to insert and had high pressures at all measurement points.

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Comparison of five 2nd-generation supraglottic airway devices for airway management performed by novice military operators

Henlin T, Sotak M, Kovaricek P, Tyll T, Balcarek L, Michalek P. Biomed Res Int. 2015;201

Prospective, randomised, single-blinded study comparing five supraglottic airway devices (ProSeal LMA, Supreme LMA, SLIPA, Laryngeal Tube Suction-D and i-gel) in low light conditions on 505 patients after induction of general anaesthesia. Insertion time was shortest in Supreme LMA and i-gel groups.

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Comparison of five 2nd-generation supraglottic airway devices for airway management performed by novice military operators.

Henlin T, Sotak M, Kovaricek P, Tyll T, Balcarek L, Michalek P. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:201898

Prospective, randomised, single-blinded study comparing five supraglottic airway devices (ProSeal LMA, Supreme LMA, SLIPA, Laryngeal Tube Suction-D and i-gel) in low light conditions on 505 patients after induction of general anaesthesia. Insertion time was shortest in Supreme LMA and i-gel groups.

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Comparison of the Disposable Streamlined Liner of the Pharynx Airway and the Disposable I-gel in Anaesthetized, Paralyzed Adults: A Randomized Prospective Study.

El-Radaideh K, Alhowary AA, Bani Hani D. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2015;2015:971059

Patients were evenly distributed between the two device groups, with ease and number of insertions, insertion speed and leak pressure amongst outcomes measured. SLIPA appeared to be quicker to insert, however blood staining incidence was higher.

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