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Confirmation of Nasogastric Tube Placement Via Ultrasonography

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00941772
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to determine if ultrasonography is an adequate means for confirmation of nasogastric tube placement and that ultrasonography is more time efficient than radiography confirming nasogastric tube placement.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nasogastric Tube Intubation Other: Ultrasonography Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Our current nasogastric tube placement protocol requires confirmation of nasogastric tube placement with plain radiography. Obtaining a plane radiograph in the emergency department can be time consuming and exposes the patient to radiation. Ultrasound is readily available to our physicians and does not expose patients to radiation.

Confirmation of nasogastric tube placement by ultrasonography may provide a faster means of confirmation and expose patients to less radiation.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Confirmation of Nasogastric Tube Placement Via Ultrasonography
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound
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Intervention Details:
    Other: Ultrasonography
    Verify nasogastric tube placement with ultrasonography and compare its accuracy with plain radiography


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ultrasonography is as accurate as plain radiograph in confirming nasogastric tube placement [ Time Frame: one year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or Female Patients 18 years of age or older.
  • Patients in the emergency department at Oklahoma State University Medical Center that require NG intubation with radiography confirmation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under the age of 18 years of age.
  • Patients that are prisoners of the State or Government.
  • Patient is pregnant.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00941772


Locations
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University Medical Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74127
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bryan J Menges, D.O. Oklahoma State University of Health Sciences

Responsible Party: Bryan Menges D.O., OklahomaSU
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00941772     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008017
First Posted: July 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010

Keywords provided by Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences:
Nasogastric tube verification with ultrasonography
ultrasonography