i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Evaluation of chest compression effect on airway management with air-Q®, aura-i®, i-gel®, and Fastrack® intubating supraglottic devices by novice physicians: a randomized crossover simulation study

Komasawa N, Ueki R, Kaminoh Y, Nishi SI. J Anesth 2014; 28(5): 676-80

A group of 20 novice physicians inserted the named devices into manikins with or without chest compressions, whereupon insertion time and successful ventilation rate were measured. In cases of successful ventilation, blind tracheal intubation via the inserted device was performed. Chest compression did not significantly decrease ventilation success rates in each device, however insertion time with i-gel® did suffer, according to the authors.

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Evaluation of chest compression effect on airway management with air-Q, aura-i, i-gel, and Fastrack intubating supraglottic devices by novice physicians: a randomized crossover simulation study

Komasawa N, Ueki R, Kaminoh Y, Nishi S. J Anesth. 2014 Oct;28(5):676-80

Insertion time and successful ventilation rate were measured, with the latter unaffected by chest compression. 

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Utility of the Aintree Intubation Catheter in fiberoptic tracheal intubation through the three types of intubating supraglottic airways: a manikin simulation study

Ueki R, Komasawa N, Nishimoto K, Sugi T, Hirose M, Kaminoh Y. J Anesth. 2014 Jun;28(3):363-7

Manikin trial comparing LMA Fastrach-Single Use, air-Q and I-gel with success rate of tracheal intubation, intubation time and collision with the glottis measured. Results suggest Fastrach took longer to intubate with a higher failure rate, and the Aintree Intubation Catheter reduces collisions.

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Supraglottic airways: the history and current state of prehospital airway adjuncts.

Ostermayer DG, Gausche-Hill M. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Jan-Mar;18(1):106-15

Review discussing the history, developments, benefits and complications of supraglottic devices in prehospital care. Devices covered included Laryngeal Mask Airway, Air-Q and i-gel.

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