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Comparison of GlideScope Videolaryngoscopy to Direct Laryngoscopy for Nasal Intubation

This study has been completed.
London Health Sciences Centre
Information provided by:
Lawson Health Research Institute Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2006
Last updated: September 27, 2007
Last verified: September 2007
The purpose of this study is to determine whether nasal intubation assisted by GlideScope videolaryngoscopy is faster, easier, and less traumatic than nasal intubation with conventional direct laryngoscopy.

Condition Intervention
Nasal Intubation
Device: GlideScope videolaryngoscope

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of GlideScope Videolaryngoscopy to Direct Laryngoscopy for Nasal Intubation

Further study details as provided by Lawson Health Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time to intubation

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ease of intubation (VAS)
  • incidence of trauma
  • number of failures
  • severity of patient sore throat on post-operative day 1

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • any patient who is at least 18 years old
  • patient requires nasal intubation for surgical indications
  • operator has performed at least 10 prior GlideScope intubations (oral or nasal)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cervical spine abnormalities
  • known difficult airway
  • requires rapid sequence induction
  • any other patient in whom the attending anesthesiologist believes usage of the GlideScope is contraindicated
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00400972

Canada, Ontario
London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A5A5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
London Health Sciences Centre
Principal Investigator: Philip M Jones, MD London Health Sciences Centre
  More Information Identifier: NCT00400972     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-06-467  HSREB 12719 
Study First Received: November 15, 2006
Last Updated: September 27, 2007
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

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