The Effect of Intubation Method on Outcome of Cervical Spine Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
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

Resource links provided by NLM:

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
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

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
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on November 27, 2015