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Indian Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia

Volume  5, Issue 7, July 2018, Pages 1128-1131


Original Article

Assessment of Clinical Performance of Supraglottic Airway Devices in Adults for Short Surgical Procedures
Dixitkumar B. Modh1, Manthan P. Parmar2
1Associate Professor 2Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Dharpur-Patan, Gujarat 384110, India.
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Aim: In the present study we compared the clinical performance of the I-gel and LMA in terms of the effectiveness and safety administration in anesthetized patients.

Materials & Methods: A total of 100 patients with requirement of different abdominal surgery were included in the study. Water soluble jelly was used to lubricate I-gel and LMA-Proseal. An experience anaesthesiologist inserted each of the devices. Both the devices were set by taping the tube over the chin and lubricated gastric tube was situated into the stomach through the gastric channel.

Results: The average airway sealing pressure with LMA – ProSeal was 29.6 cm H2O and with I-gel was 25.27 cm H2O, the difference was set up to be statistically significant (p<0.05). There was no occurrence of bronchospasm/laryngospasm, aspiration/regurgitation and hoarseness in both the groups.

Conclusion: I-gel is a straight forward tool which is uncomplicated to insert without much of manipulations quickly. It has a possible benefit of effectual seal force which is fewer as compared to LMAProseal, but is sufficient to avoid aspiration and preserve an effective ventilation and oxygenation.

Keywords: Adult; Abdominal Surgery; I-gel; LMA-Proseal.


Corresponding Author : Manthan P. Parmar, Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Dharpur-Patan, Gujarat 384110, India.