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Intubation of Patients With Odontogenic Abcesses

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First received: June 19, 2009
Last updated: June 27, 2011
Last verified: June 2009
This study is a comparison of two techniques for endotracheal intubation (Glidescope versus Macintosh) in patients with odontogenic abscesses.

Condition Intervention
Odontogenic Abscess Device: Glidescope Device: Macintosh laryngoscope

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Intubation of Patients With Odontogenic Abcesses Glidescope vs. Macintosh Technique

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Success rate of endotracheal intubation [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time for intubation [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  • View of the laryngeal entrance (according to the classification of Cormack and Lehane) [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients intubated with the Glidescope technique
Device: Glidescope
Patients are to be intubated using the Glidescope technique
Patients intubated via the conventional direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh laryngoscope
Device: Macintosh laryngoscope
Patients are to be intubated using direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh laryngoscope

Detailed Description:
Patients with odontogenic abcesses have to be treated by surgical drainage of the abscess under general intubation with endotracheal intubation. Because of a limited mouth opening and swelling within the oral cavity, intubation can be difficult and sometimes impossible with conventional direct laryngoscopy. Therefore, alternative techniques are desirable. We want to compare the success rate of intubation in these patients using the Glidescope technique vs. conventional Macintosh technique.

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
We want to study patients, who present with a odontogenic abscess for surgical treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients have to have an abscess which has to be treated surgically.
  • Mouth opening (Inter-incisor gap) has to be less than 3.5 cm and more than 1.4 cm.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age under 18 years.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00925665

Kliniken Essen-Mitte
Essen, Germany, 45136
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kliniken Essen-Mitte
Principal Investigator: Harald Groeben, M.D. Kliniken Essen-Mitte
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof.Dr. Harald Groeben, Kliniken Essen-Mitte Identifier: NCT00925665     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OdoAbGldscp
Study First Received: June 19, 2009
Last Updated: June 27, 2011

Keywords provided by Kliniken Essen-Mitte:
Difficult intubations in patients with odontogenic abscesses

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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