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Tracheobronchial Secretion Removal

This study has been completed.
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University of Milano Bicocca Identifier:
First received: July 2, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2009
History: No changes posted
Patients undergoing intubation and mechanical ventilation require removal of secretion by means of trachoebronchial suctioning. Timing of the procedure is mainly based on clinical parameters. TBA Care® is a new commercially available device designed to generate a signal when secretions are present in the respiratory tract of intubated patients, thus indicating the need for endotracheal suctioning only when necessary and prior to clinical deterioration. In a prospective randomized trial in intubated and mechanically ventilated patients of a general ICU the researchers investigated the efficacy of TBA Care® in detecting the presence of retained secretions compared to the standard indicators.

Condition Intervention
Respiration, Artificial Respiratory Insufficiency Device: TBA care device Device: Control

Study Type: Interventional

Further study details as provided by University of Milano Bicocca:

Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: TBA Device: TBA care device
Tracheal suction maneuvers are performed according to the indications provided by the TBA care device or to clinical parameters whichever occurs first.
Active Comparator: Control Device: Control
In this group suction maneuvers are performed according to clinical indications or on a fixed schedule whichever comes first.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age greater than 18 years
  • presence of an endotracheal tube to provide mechanical ventilation
  • expected duration of mechanical ventilation greater than 48 hours.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age < 18 years, pregnancy
  • presence of active bronchial bleeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00932776

A.O. San Gerardo
Monza, MB, Italy, 20052
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Milano Bicocca
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00932776     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AR HSG 268
Study First Received: July 2, 2009
Last Updated: July 2, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Insufficiency
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017