The Effect of Intubation Method on Outcome of Cervical Spine Surgery

This study has been completed.
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2006
History: No changes posted

The specific aim of this study is to demonstrate that inserting a breathing tube using a standard laryngoscope with the patient fully anesthetized is a safe and effective means of securing the airway in a patient with cervical spine disk herniation or stenosis. The two groups compared are composed of those who are intubated with direct laryngoscopy and those who are intubated with a fiberoptic scope.

Condition Intervention
Cervical Pain
Procedure: cervical spine surgery

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal

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Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over 18 years of age for cervical disk herniation or cervical spine surgery by either Drs Snow or Lavyne from 1998-2006.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable (broken) cervical spine
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00413569

Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Scott D Solomon, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00413569     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0610008805
Study First Received: December 18, 2006
Last Updated: December 18, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neck Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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