Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Comparison of I-gel with Classic Laryngeal Mask Airway Regarding the Ease of Use and Clinical Performance

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Fatih Sultan Mehmet Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye

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Şanlıurfa Mehmet Akif İnan Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2015; 43: 299-303
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2015.71542
Read: 575 Downloads: 202 Published: 30 September 2019

Objective: I-gel is a new supraglottic airway device without an inflatable cuff. We aimed to compare I-gel and the classic laryngeal mask airway (LMA) regarding the ease of use and clinical performance in Turkish population.

Methods: Fifty American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) I–II patients were randomly allocated into two groups: Group I-gel and Group LMA. Insertion time and success in first attempt were recorded. Peak, plato and mean airway pressures, EtCO2 , airway compliance and leak volume were periodically recorded during the operation. The presence of blood on device removal and postoperative sore throat were also assessed.

Results: The device insertion time in Group I-gel was shorter than that in Group LMA (21.00±4.15 vs. 30.40±12.17 s, p=0.001). The success rate in first attempt, peak, plato and mean airway pressures, EtCO2  and airway compliance did not differ between the groups. The leak volume was lower in Group I-gel 5 and 45 min after insertion (p=0.041 and p=0.027). The presence of blood on device removal and postoperative sore throat were similar in both groups.

Conclusion: I-gel may be a more advantageous supraglottic airway device compared with LMA.

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