Evaluation of the Pediatric Igel Airway in 250 Children
Once a child has been anaesthetised and is fully asleep, a special airway tube called a laryngeal mask is often inserted into their mouth to help with their breathing. This tube is removed just before the child wakes up.
A new type of airway tube, called an i-gel airway, has been developed for children, which is hoped will be easier to insert, safer once in position, and will be less likely to cause a sore throat after the anaesthetic than a standard laryngeal mask. The adult i-gel airway has been available for adults since 2007, and early trials have shown very encouraging results.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Cohort Evaluation of the Pediatric Igel Airway in 200 Children and in 50 Infants|
- Does the i−gel (a new supraglottic airway device) perform adequately in anaesthetised healthy children? [ Time Frame: during anaesthesia ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Ease of insertion, Complication rates and manipulation rates during use, Airway seal pressure, Effective ventilation, Post−operative sequelae [ Time Frame: during anaesthesia and up to 24 hours postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
between 10 and 30 kgs
between 5 - 10 kg
|UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust|
|Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom, BS2 8BJ|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle White, MB ChB||UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust|