Comparison Study of a New Fiberoptic Intubation Device to Standard Intubation Techniques
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||A Prospective Study Comparing the Trachview Videoscope to Standard Direct Laryngoscopy for Orotracheal Intubation|
- In part one, the median POGO score for direct laryngoscopy was 25% and 90% for the TrachView™ (p<0.001). In part two, the POGO score for direct laryngoscopy was 100% in only 67 of the 122 cases while, for TrachView™ it was 100% in 109 (p<0.001). [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- In part one, the TrachView™ was "easy" to use by 68% of the trainees. In part two, the clinicians also reported that the TrachView™ was "easy" to use. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Trachview videoscope, direct laryngoscopy
Each subject served as their own control - the Trachview videoscope and direct laryngoscopy was performed on by all subjects in a sequential fashion.
This is a two part study. Part one: Adult airway mannequins were used. Subjects were medical students with no previous experience in intubation.
Part two: This was a convenience sample of patients undergoing elective surgery. All patients were consented. The subjects were physicians and nurse anesthetists who were going to be intubated in the operating room setting.
For both parts of the study, the subjects viewed the glottic opening using direct laryngoscopy followed or preceded by visualization of the glottic opening using the Trachview. The subjects were asked to score the amount of the glottic opening that could be visualized using the POGO (percent of glottic opening)score. Subjects were only given a very brief inservice on how to use the Trachview. Additional measurements such as presurgical airway assessments of the patients were obtained.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00906932
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390|