Pournajafian A, Alimian M, Rokhtabnak F, Ghodraty M, Mojri M. Anesth Pain Med. 2015 Mar 30;5(2):e22068.
61 patients were randomised for cLMA or I-gel insertion for brief orthopaedic surgery. Insertion time, success/failure rate, and incidence of complications (sore throat, hoarseness, bleeding) were all recorded. The devices were comparable, with a low incidence of complications overall and no instances of blood in the airway or on the device. The I-gel is therefore an acceptable alternative to the LMA Classic.
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Cook TM, Kelly FE. Br J Anaesth. 2015 Oct;115(4):497-9
Editorial posing the question of whether the cLMA still has a place in 'modern airway practice or whether it is time to move on'. The authors highlight that with the choice of second-generation devices available, including i-gel, perhaps it is time to abandon the first-generation predecessors.
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