One-Lung Ventilation in the Morbidly Obese Patient: A Comparison of a Left-Sided Broncho-Cath® Double Lumen Tube With the Arndt® Wire-Guided Blocker

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00813176
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 22, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 22, 2008
Information provided by:
University of Iowa

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether double lumen endotracheal tubes or bronchial blockers are superior to providing one lung ventilation during thoracic surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Device: Double Lumen Endotracheal Tube Device: Arndt Bronchial Blocker Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Double Lumen Endotracheal Tube Device: Double Lumen Endotracheal Tube
Active Comparator: Arndt Bronchial Blocker Device: Arndt Bronchial Blocker

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Successful tube placement
  2. Placement Time
  3. Effectiveness of lung collapse

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraoperative oxygenation
  2. Successful Reinflation

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject undergoing thoracic or esophageal surgery requiring one-lung ventilation.
  2. Subject is > 18 years of age.
  3. Patient has a BMI > 35

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00813176

United States, Iowa
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52241
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Iowa

Responsible Party: Javier Campos, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics- Department of Anesthesia Identifier: NCT00813176     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20701755
First Posted: December 22, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008

Keywords provided by University of Iowa:
One-Lung Ventilation
One-lung ventilation in the morbidly obese patient