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Can Neck Circumference Measurements Less Than 43cm or Greater Than 43cm Predict Difficulty of Tracheal Intubation?

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
CAMC Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01191658
First received: August 27, 2010
Last updated: July 14, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
  Purpose

The circumference of a person's neck is a useful predictor of difficulty of insertion of a breathing tube.


Condition
Neck Circumference, Difficulty of Tracheal Intubation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Can Neck Circumference Measurements Less Than 43cm or Greater Than 43cm Predict Difficulty of Tracheal Intubation?

Further study details as provided by CAMC Health System:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

adult patients who require tracheal intubation for general anesthesia and surgery

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1-4
  • Receiving general endotracheal anesthesia for surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Limited range of motion of the neck or jaw
  • Cervical spine injuries
  • Upper airway pathology
  • Previous facial trauma, or goiter
  • Patients receiving regional anesthesia or anesthesia other than general, endotracheal anesthesia
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01191658

Locations
United States, West Virginia
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, West Virginia, United States, 25304
Sponsors and Collaborators
CAMC Health System
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: William White, Jr., DMP, CRNA, CAMC Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01191658     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-07-2252
Study First Received: August 27, 2010
Last Updated: July 14, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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