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Aspiration of Subglottic Secretions Using Hi-Lo Evac Endotracheal Tube: Tube Size and Incidence of Suction Lumen Dysfunction

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00450476
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2007 by University Hospital, Alexandroupolis.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 22, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To evaluate the correlation between endotracheal tube size and incidence of dysfunction of suction lumen of Hi-Lo Evac endotracheal tube in critically ill patients who required mechanical ventilation for more than 48 hours.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aspiration of Subglottic Secretions Device: Hi-Lo Evac Endotracheal Tube Phase 4

Detailed Description:
In mechanically ventilated patients, aspiration of subglottic secretions is a widely used intervention for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Using Hi–Lo® Evac endotracheal tube (Hi-Lo Evac; Mallinckrodt; Athlone, Ireland), dysfunction of suction lumen and subsequent failure to aspirate the subglottic secretions is not uncommon. The objective of this prospective observational study is to determine the causes and the incidence of suction lumen dysfunction of Evac endotracheal tube.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Random Sample
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Aspiration of Subglottic Secretions in Intubated Critically Ill Patients Using Hi-Lo Evac Endotracheal Tube: Correlation Between Tube Size and Incidence of Suction Lumen Dysfunction
Study Start Date : January 2007
Groups and Cohorts


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Critically ill patients with orotracheal intubation and anticipated duration of intubation more than 48 hours
Contacts and Locations

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Contacts
Contact: Christos K Dragoumanis, MD, PhD 00302551075085 christosdragoumanis@gmail.com

Locations
Greece
University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis Recruiting
Alexandroupolis, Evros, Greece, 68100
Principal Investigator: Christos K Dragoumanis, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Vassilios Papaiannou, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Dimitrios Konstantonis, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Alexandroupolis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christos K Dragoumanis, MD, PhD Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00450476     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 30/3/25-01-2007
First Posted: March 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 22, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Alexandroupolis:
ventilator associated pneumonia
prevention
endotracheal intubation
mechanical ventilation