Tongue Pull Versus Jaw Thrust

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 12, 2010
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Brief Summary:
This protocol seeks to determine the efficacy and reliability of a simple maneuver, the jaw thrust maneuver, in addition to cricoid pressure, in improving visualization of airway anatomy during video laryngoscopy. Hypothesis: The grade of view of the glottis as determined by the modified Cormack and Lehane grading system in anesthetized patients will improve by performing a jaw thrust maneuver during video laryngoscopy with compared with video laryngoscopy alone. Similarly, the grade of the view during cricoid pressure will also improve with a jaw thrust maneuver.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Surgery Procedure: Jaw thrust maneuver (Intubation)

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Tongue Pull Versus Jaw Thrust
Study Start Date : November 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2010

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Intubation Procedure: Jaw thrust maneuver (Intubation)
Visualization of Larygnoscopic anatomy during intubation

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Male or female scheduled for surgery and undergoing intubation for general anesthesia administration

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age > 18
  2. Undergoing surgery and general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation
  3. Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Trauma patients or emergent cases.
  2. Patients who are unable to understand the proposed study
  3. Patients who refuse participation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00833118

United States, Florida
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Sorin Brull, M.D. Mayo Clinic

Responsible Party: Sorin Brull, M.D., Mayo Clinic Florida Identifier: NCT00833118     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-004837
First Posted: January 30, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 12, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
General Anesthesia