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Editors: Pavel Michalek and William Donaldson (Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Medicine, First Medical Faculty of the Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic)
Book Description:
The I-Gel supraglottic airway is a diposable, latex-free device for airway management during anesthesia. The design of this device is significantly different from the previously used devices, notably laryngeal mask airways. Its bowl is made of a soft, noninflatable thermoplastic elastomer, anatomically preformed to mirror the perilaryngeal structure. The I-Gel contains an additional epiglottis rest, which helps to prevent the epiglottis from down-folding or obstructing the laryngeal inlet. The device also includes a gastric channel, allowing drainage of air and gastric contents or passage of a gastric tube. This book provides a brief history of airway management and the classification of supraglottic airway devices; the mechanisms and forces contributing to their seal, and highlights the main differences between the devices. Also discussed is the process of I-Gel development including an initial mannequin and cadaver studies, with a description of the I-Gel's use in clinical practice, indications and description of its use in the operating room, and use of the I-Gel in different surgical subspecialities including laparoscopic procedures. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-vii

Chapter 1. A Brief History of Airway Management
(Jiri Malek, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine,
3rd Medical Faculty of the Charles University and University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Prague, Czech Republic)pp. 1-14

Chapter 2. Re-Classification of Extraglottic/Supralaryngeal Airway Devices
(Donald M. Miller, Department of Anaesthesia, Guys University Hospital, London, UK)pp. 15-28

Chapter 3. Development of the I-Gel Supraglottic Airway
(Amy L. Williams, Rebecca M. Anderson and Muhammed A. Nasir, Intersurgical Ltd., Wokingham, Berkshire, UK)pp. 29-48

Chapter 4. Description of the I-Gel Airway
(Pavel Michalek and William Donaldson, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Medicine, First Medical Faculty of the Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic and others)pp. 49-60

Chapter 5. Use of the I-Gel for Airway Management During General Anesthesia
(William Donaldson, Department of Anaesthesia, Antrim Area Hospital, UK)pp. 61-80

Chapter 6. Use of the I-Gel in Special Conditions - Laparoscopies, Lateral or Prone Positions, Airway Stenosis
(Pavel Michalek, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Medicine,
First Medical Faculty of the Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic and others)pp. 81-96

Chapter 7. Clinical Evidence for the Use of the I-Gel in Pediatric Anesthesia
(Lorenz Theiler and Robert Greif, University Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Switzerland)pp. 97-106

Chapter 8. Evaluation of the I-Gel Airway in Children
(Yukako Abukawa, Koichi Hiroki and Makoto Ozaki, Department of Anesthesiology, Tokyo Women´s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan)pp. 107-116

Chapter 9. The Role of the I-Gel in the Management of the Difficult Airway
(Pavel Michalek, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Medicine,
First Medical Faculty of the Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic and others)pp. 117-130

Chapter 10. The I-Gel as a Conduit For Fibreoptic Tracheal Intubation
(Lorenz Theiler and Robert Greif, University Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Switzerland)pp. 131-140

Chapter 11. Use of the I-Gel Outside of the Operating Room, by Prehospital Teams and in Military Medicine
(Pavel Michalek and Tomas Henlin, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Medicine, First Medical Faculty of the Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic and others)pp. 141-150

Chapter 12. The I-Gel and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(Amy L. Williams, Rebecca M. Anderson and Muhammed A. Nasir,
Intersurgical Ltd., Wokingham, Berkshire, UK)pp. 151-162

Chapter 13. Complications Related to the I-Gel Airway
(William Donaldson and Pavel Michalek, Department of Anaesthesia, Antrim Area Hospital, UK and others)pp. 163-178

Chapter 14. Comparison of the I-Gel with Other Supraglottic Airway Devices
(Francis P. McAleavey and Pavel Michalek, Department of Anaesthesia, Antrim Area Hospital, UK and others)pp. 179-198

Chapter 15. Teaching Airway Skills and the Role of the Airway Skills Laboratory
(Pavel Michalek and Pavel Herda, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Medicine, First Medical Faculty of the Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic and others)pp. 199-210

Chapter 16. Experimental Studies Related to the I-Gel
(Pavel Michalek, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Medicine, First Medical Faculty of the Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic and others)pp. 211-220

List of Authors pp. 221-222

Index pp. 223-231

   Series:
      Medical Procedures, Testing and Technology
      Medical Devices and Equipment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013
   Pages: 238, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62417-897-9
   Status: AV
  
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