Comparison of Baska mask® with I-gel for minor surgical procedures under general anaesthesia [Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim]
Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. Ahead of Print: TARD-86729

Comparison of Baska mask® with I-gel for minor surgical procedures under general anaesthesia

Roopa Sachidananda1, Safiya I Shaikh1, Milon Vasant Mitragotri1, Vikas Joshi1, Dharmesh Arvind Ladhad1, Marutheesh Mallappa1, Vikram Kemmannu Bhat2
1Dept of Anaesthesia, KIMS, Hubli, Karnataka, India
2ENT Dept

Objective: Minor surgical procedures under general anaesthesia require a patent airway without the use of muscle relaxant. Supraglottic airway devices have been used widely for airway management. A study was undertaken to compare first time insertion success rate, insertion time, sealing pressure and complications of Baska® mask with I-gel.
Methods: After approval from the institutional ethical committee, a randomized single blinded study was conducted on 50 American Society of Anesthesiologists’ physical status I and II female patients aged between 18-40 years who underwent minor surgical procedures under general anaesthesia. Patients were randomized into two groups of 25 each; group Baska® mask; group I-gel. The first time success rate, mean insertion time and sealing pressure was measured. The results were analysed using unpaired t test, Mann-Whitney U test, Chi-square test and ANOVA. The p value <0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.
Results: The first time success rate of Baska® mask was 21/24 (88%) when compared to I-gel which was 23/25 (92%) [p=0.585]. The insertion time of Baska® mask was 14.9±6.2 s and that of I-gel was 14.7±4.4 s (p=0.877). The mean sealing pressure of Baska® mask was significantly higher when compared to the I-gel (28.9±3.5 vs 25.9±2.5 cm H2O) [p=0.001].
Conclusion: Baska® mask has a first time success rate, insertion time which is comparable with I-gel. The sealing pressure of Baska® mask was significantly more than I-gel. Both the devices had complications which were comparable.

Keywords: Airway device, general anaesthesia, minor surgical procedures




Corresponding Author: Roopa Sachidananda, India


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