i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

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

Sniffing Position and i-gel Rotation Approach for i-gel Insertion under General Anesthesia

Takahashi Y, Murashima K, Kayashima K. Masui 2016 Apr;65(4):330-5

Study on 50 adults to test the efficacy of i-gel insertion assistance techniques - sniffing the morning air position and rotation. Average insertion time was 24 seconds at first attempt. Authors conclude both techniques 'can be used for insertion'.

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The Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines and the sacred cows of routine airway management

Cook TM, Kelly FE. Anaesthesia. 2016 Apr;71(4):466-7

Based on the findings of the DAS 2015 guidelines, the authors argue that evidence suggests 2nd generation supraglottic airway devices perform better than 1st generation equivalents, and that 2nd gen should be used for airway rescue and routine airway management.

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Challenge to pediatric anatomical variation: Can we draw the ideal line on the pediatric I-gel?

Abukawa Y, Hiroki K, Iwakiri H, Fukuda T, Ozaki M. J Anesth. 2016;30(2):199-204

130 patients aged 7 months to 13 years monitored under general anaesthesia, with size selection based on patient's body weight. Average insertion length grew longer with increasing height and weight. Authors conclude a line could be drawn on sizes 1.5 and 2 only.

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