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Anesth Analg. 2008 Apr;106(4):1137-9, table of contents. doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e318164f062.

A new single use supraglottic airway device with a noninflatable cuff and an esophageal vent: an observational study of the i-gel.

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Hôpital Pellegrin, Department of Anesthesia IV, 33059 Bordeaux, France. brice.richez@chu-bordeaux.fr

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The i-gel is a new single-use supraglottic airway device with a noninflatable cuff and an esophageal vent.

METHOD:

In this prospective, observational study, we evaluated the i-gel in 71 women.

RESULTS:

Insertion success rate was 97%. Insertion was easy and performed at the first attempt in every patient. Mean seal pressure was 30 +/- 7 cm H(2)O, and average peak pressure was 11 +/- 3 cm H(2)O. The gastric tube was inserted in 100% of cases. Only one case of coughing and one mild sore throat occurred.

CONCLUSION:

The i-gel is a reliable, easily inserted airway device that provides an adequate seal with a low morbidity rate.

PMID:
18349185
DOI:
10.1213/ane.0b013e318164f062
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