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Comparison Between Etview Tracheoscopic Ventilation Tube - TVT to Standard Endotracheal Intubation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier:
First received: January 17, 2011
Last updated: June 27, 2016
Last verified: June 2016

Airway management is one of the most important tasks facing the physician, especially the anesthesiologist. Fast and correct performance of endotracheal intubations done as normal routine in the operating room, but can save life everywhere.

To make intubation easier, several newly designed tubes and laryngoscopes are developed and tested every year. Their performance is evaluated subjectively by the acting anesthesiologist, and by using objective parameters such as speed of intubation, the force applied during laryngoscopy , or catecholamines secretion during intubation as a stress parameter . The studies set for testing these parameters lead to establish accepted indications for the treatment of the airway in cases of anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway.

In the present study we will compare the performance parameters of intubation using Etview Tracheoscopic Ventilation Tube - TVT to the standard tube, of which most of daily intubations are carried with. The Etview TVT is similar to the standard endotracheal tube; its outer dimensions and material is exactly as the standard tube, the difference is only the inner fiber of the camera.

Condition Intervention
Endotracheal Intubation
Device: ETview TVT endotracheal tube
Device: Endotracheal tube

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Official Title: Comparison Between Etview Tracheoscopic Ventilation Tube - TVT to Standard Endotracheal Intubation During Regular and Difficult Intubation

Further study details as provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • In the Present Study we Will Compare the Performance Parameters of Intubation Using Etview Tracheoscopic Ventilation Tube - TVT to the Standard Tube [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Duration of Endotracheal Intubation [ Time Frame: The induction of general anesthesia, on the operating day (first day) ]
    Time between introducing the laryngoscope and inflation of tube's cuff

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ETview
ETview TVT endotracheal tube
Device: ETview TVT endotracheal tube
Sham Comparator: Control
Endotracheal tube
Device: Endotracheal tube


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age under 18 years
  • ASA greater than 3
  • Lip, oral or airway infection
  • Coagulopathy
  • Indication to perform Sellick`s maneuver for increased risk of aspiration
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01279564

Rambam Health Care Campus
Haifa, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
Principal Investigator: Michal Barak, MD Rambam Health Care Campus
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier: NCT01279564     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 181-09CTIL
Study First Received: January 17, 2011
Results First Received: November 4, 2014
Last Updated: June 27, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:
Endotracheal intubation and its outcomes processed this record on April 26, 2017