Evaluation of the size 4 i-gel airway in one hundred non-paralysed patients.

@article{Gatward2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the size 4 i-gel airway in one hundred non-paralysed patients.},
  author={Jonathan J Gatward and Tim M. Cook and Christian Seller and James Handel and Tom P. Simpson and Vlastimil Vaněk and F E Kelly},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 10},
  pages={
          1124-30
        }
}
  • Jonathan J Gatward, Tim M. Cook, +4 authors F E Kelly
  • Published in Anaesthesia 2008
  • Medicine
  • We studied the i-gel in 100 elective, anaesthetised patients (55:45 male:female, median age 53 years) assessing: ease of use, airway quality, positioning, seal and complications. First insertion attempt was successful in 86 patients, second attempt in 11 patients, and third attempt in three patients. Fifty three manipulations were required in 26 patients (median 1) to achieve a clear airway. Median insertion time was 15 s. During ventilation, expired tidal volume of 7 ml x kg(-1) was achieved… CONTINUE READING

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