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Airtraq Versus Standard Direct Laryngoscopy in the Pediatric Airway

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00874016
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
IWK Health Centre

Brief Summary:
Time to intubate, view to glottic opening and success rate are not different when Airtraq technique is used compared to standard direct laryngoscopy in children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Endotracheal Intubation Device: Airtraq Device: Direct Laryngoscopy

Detailed Description:
50 children (age 5 years and 11 month or younger) with expected easy intubation, scheduled for elective surgery requiring endotracheal intubation are enrolled.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of the Airtraq and Standard Direct Laryngoscopy in the Pediatric Airway - A Randomized Trial.
Study Start Date : April 2009
Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Study Completion Date : December 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Airtraq
Intubation with the use of the Airtraq
Device: Airtraq
Intubation using Airtraq
Active Comparator: Direct Laryngoscopy
Intubation using direct laryngoscopy
Device: Direct Laryngoscopy
Intubation using direct laryngoscopy



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to intubation [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of glottic opening seen [ Time Frame: 1 day ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • elective surgery requiring endotracheal intubation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • predicted difficult bag-mask ventilation
  • predicted difficult intubation
  • rapid sequence induction
  • emergency endotracheal intubation
  • hemodynamic instability
  • emergency surgery
  • non-english speaking caregivers/parents

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00874016


Locations
Canada, Nova Scotia
Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, IWK Health Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 6R8
Sponsors and Collaborators
IWK Health Centre
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Arnim Vlatten, MD IWK Health Centre