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Comparing Use of the Glidescope Cobalt to Direct Laryngoscopy in Infants

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Identifier:
First received: July 13, 2010
Last updated: January 24, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
The investigators seek to prospectively compare intubation with the Glidescope Cobalt to Direct Laryngoscopy (DL) in infants.

Condition Intervention
Device: Miller Laryngoscope
Device: Glidescope Cobalt Video Laryngoscopes

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Comparison of the Glidescope Cobalt to Standard Direct Laryngoscopy in Infants

Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Tracheal Intubation [ Time Frame: Measured the time of the randomized device past the teeth/gums until its removal after intubation as the time to intubation. ]
    The amount of time it takes the anesthesiologist to insert a breathing tube using one of two methods, either by direct laryngoscopy or using the Glidescope Cobalt Video system.

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Direct Laryngoscopy
Laryngoscopy will be performed with the randomized device, which will be the Miller Laryngoscope.
Device: Miller Laryngoscope
Device is used to facilitate tracheal intubation.
Other Names:
  • tracheal intubation
  • laryngoscopy
  • direct laryngoscopy
Active Comparator: Glidescope Cobalt Video Laryngoscopy
Laryngoscopy will be performed with the randomized device, which will be the Glidescope Cobalt Video Laryngoscope.
Device: Glidescope Cobalt Video Laryngoscopes
The laryngoscope design with the integration of video technology into the laryngoscope blade.
Other Names:
  • Glidescope Cobalt Video Laryngoscopy
  • Video Laryngoscopy

Detailed Description:
We seek to study the intubation characteristics of a new video laryngoscope, the Glidescope Cobalt in children less than or equal to 1 yr of age. This evaluation would provide insight as to the efficacy of this device in facilitating intubation in infants.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Year   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Scheduled to undergo elective surgery at CHOP
  2. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Status I or II
  3. Anesthetic plan requiring tracheal intubation with a neuromuscular relaxant
  4. Parental/guardian permission (informed consent). Subjects will be too young to understand the study procedures and therefore assent will not be sought. -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. At known or anticipated high risk for aspiration pneumonia
  2. Known or predicted difficult intubation as assessed by the clinical attending anesthesiologist
  3. Emergency surgical procedure
  4. Patients with preoperative airway pathology or stridor -
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01163656

United States, Pennsylvania
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Principal Investigator: John Fiadjoe, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  More Information

Responsible Party: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Identifier: NCT01163656     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-007533
Study First Received: July 13, 2010
Results First Received: December 13, 2012
Last Updated: January 24, 2013

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Trace Elements
Growth Substances
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