The Use of Capnography as a Guide for Oral Intubation

This study has been terminated.
(study was suspended because of difficluty maintaining equipment)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00176683
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: April 1, 2009
Last verified: April 2009
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess if capnography can be utilized to assist in the process of endotracheal intubation; specifically, in locating the glottic opening. Ultimately this would result in a new use of capnography to aid in securing normal and difficult airways. Currently capnography is only utilized for the confirmation of endotracheal tube placement.

If successful, this study will provide information, and allow for the development of instrumentation that will assist in difficult airway management; specifically, in locating the glottic opening when visualization may be impaired. Ultimately, this technique will be useful for routine and emergency airway management.


Condition Intervention Phase
Intubation, Intratracheal
Procedure: Capnography
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Assessing the Use of Capnography as a Guide for Endotracheal Intubation

Further study details as provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • successful intubation [ Time Frame: at intubation ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 99
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Capnography
    device which measures carbon dioxide
Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to assess if capnography can be utilized in the process of endotracheal intubation; specifically, in locating the glottic opening. Ultimately this would result in a new use of capnography to aid in securing normal and difficult airways. Currently capnography is only utilized for the confirmation of endotracheal tube placement.

If successful, this study will provide information, and allow for the development of instrumentation that will assist in difficult airway management; specifically, in locating the glottic opening when visualization may be impaired. Ultimately this technique will be useful for routine and emergency airway management.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients for elective surgery, requiring general endotracheal anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a known or suspected difficult intubation
  • Patients requiring specialized endotracheal tubes
  • Patients with a history of tracheostomy
  • Airway tumor or airway pathology
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00176683

Locations
United States, New Jersey
New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07101
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Glen Atlas, MD, Msc Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Glenn Atlas, MD, UMDNJ
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00176683     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0120010351
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: April 1, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:
intubation
capnography

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014