ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    A comparative study to evaluate the efficacy of two types of supraglottic airway devices- I-gel and cLMA

    Dr. Amitha, Dr. Roopa Rani, Dr.Taniya Datta, Dr. Thejeswini
    JCDR. 2023: 338-343


    Supraglottic airway devices have become a standard fixture in airway management, in the last two decades filling a niche between facemask and tracheal tube in terms of both anatomical position and degree of invasiveness. These devices sit outside trachea but provide a hands free means of achieving a gas tight airway. After obtaining written informed consent, 60 adult patients of both sexes belonging to ASA Grade I and II planned various elective procedures lasting for 45min to 1hour duration, were randomly selected. In 90% patients, I-gel was inserted in 1st attempt and also cLMA was inserted in 90% patients. 3 cases (10%) required 2nd attempt for I-gel insertion as compared to 2 cases (6.7%) for cLMA insertion. However, no 3rd attempt was required for Group I but, 1 case (3.3%) in Group II and the difference was statistically similar with p=1.000.


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