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The Use of Capnography as a Guide for Oral Intubation

This study has been terminated.
(study was suspended because of difficluty maintaining equipment)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00176683
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  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
Measurement Procedure: Capnography

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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 ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
All comers
capnography used for all consenting subjects
Procedure: Capnography
device which measures carbon dioxide at intubation

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients receiving general anesthesia and requiring endotracheal intubation.
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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00176683


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

Responsible Party: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00176683     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0120010351
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

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