Rate of Postpyloric Migration of Spiral Nasojejunal Tubes in Brain Injured Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Capital Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00562146
First received: November 20, 2007
Last updated: October 27, 2008
Last verified: October 2008

November 20, 2007
October 27, 2008
December 2007
September 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Rate of Postpyloric Migration of Spiral Nasojejunal Tubes in Brain Injured Patients
Rate of Postpyloric Migration of Spiral Nasojejunal Tubes in Brain Injured Patients

The success rate of unguided nasojejunal feeding tube insertion will be determined in acute brain injured patients. Factors influencing tube self-progression will be evaluated.

Nutrition support is important in brain injured patients. Several studies have shown that small bowel feeding compared with gastric feeding may be associated with a reduction in pneumonia in critically ill patients. The Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines recommended that small bowel feedings should be considered for patients at high risk for intolerance to enteral nutrition.

There are several methods to place postpyloric tube, but there is a high success rate with endoscopic or radiological assistance. However, they are time consuming procedures, which is of limited availability at bedside and requires trained staff.

Nasojejunal tube with spiral end (Flocare Bengmark NJ tube) has been used for bedside placement for 10 years. But only limited data are available for success rate, especially in brain injured patients. The aim of this study is to access the success rate and influencing factors of spiral end nasojejunal tube in such a population.

Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample

Acute brain injured patients admitted to Neuro-ICU will be consecutively enrolled.

Acute Brain Injury
Procedure: placement of spiral nasojejunal tube
spiral nasojejunal tube will be placed after enrollment of the patients
  • 1
    Successful progression of spiral tube to duodenum within 3 days
    Intervention: Procedure: placement of spiral nasojejunal tube
  • 2
    Failure of progression to duodenum within 3 days
    Intervention: Procedure: placement of spiral nasojejunal tube
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
120
September 2008
September 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute brain injured patients admitted to Neuro-ICU

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients' stay in ICU shorter than 3 days
  • Patients with contraindication to naso-feeding tube placement
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
China
 
NCT00562146
BJTTH-ICU-07-011, BJTTH-ICU-07-011
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Jian-Xin Zhou, ICU, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University
Capital Medical University
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Study Chair: Jian-Xin Zhou, MD ICU, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University
Capital Medical University
October 2008

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