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Confirmation of Nasogastric Tube Placement Via Ultrasonography

This study has been completed.
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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2009
Last updated: December 1, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
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 Intervention
Nasogastric Tube Intubation
Other: Ultrasonography

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Confirmation of Nasogastric Tube Placement Via Ultrasonography

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Further study details as provided by Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Ultrasonography
    Verify nasogastric tube placement with ultrasonography and compare its accuracy with plain radiography
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.


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

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 identifier: NCT00941772

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

Responsible Party: Bryan Menges D.O., OklahomaSU Identifier: NCT00941772     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008017
Study First Received: July 6, 2009
Last Updated: December 1, 2010

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