A randomised comparison of the i-gel™ and the laryngeal mask airway classic™ in infants

M. S. Kim, J. T. Oh, J. Y. Min, K. H. Lee, J. R. Lee

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Abstract

We performed a randomised comparison of the i-gel™ and the Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) Classic™ in children aged less than a year who were undergoing general anaesthesia for elective surgery. Fifty-four infants were randomly allocated to either the i-gel or the LMA Classic. We measured performance characteristics, fibreoptic views through the device and complications. Success rate at first insertion attempt was 100% (27/27) in the i-gel group compared with 88% (23/26) in the LMA Classic group. Insertion of the device was considered easy in 26/27 (96%) patients in the i-gel group compared with 18/26 (69%) patients in the LMA Classic group (p = 0.009). There were no differences between the groups in insertion times, fibreoptic views through the device, airway leak pressures or complications. We conclude that the i-gel was considered easier to insert than the LMA Classic in infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-367
Number of pages6
JournalAnaesthesia
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2014

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Laryngeal Masks
Gels
Equipment and Supplies
General Anesthesia
Pressure

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A randomised comparison of the i-gel™ and the laryngeal mask airway classic™ in infants. / Kim, M. S.; Oh, J. T.; Min, J. Y.; Lee, K. H.; Lee, J. R.

In: Anaesthesia, Vol. 69, No. 4, 01.04.2014, p. 362-367.

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Kim, M. S. ; Oh, J. T. ; Min, J. Y. ; Lee, K. H. ; Lee, J. R. / A randomised comparison of the i-gel™ and the laryngeal mask airway classic™ in infants. In: Anaesthesia. 2014 ; Vol. 69, No. 4. pp. 362-367.
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