Impact of Using a Cuffed Endotracheal Tube on Limiting the Risk of Airway Fire

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joseph D. Tobias, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of using a cuffed endotracheal tube (ETT) on the oxygen concentration in the oropharynx during adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, or adenotonsillectomy. The study hypothesis is that inflation of the cuff on the ETT will eliminate contamination of the oropharynx with the inspired anesthetic gases and decrease the oxygen concentration in the oropharynx.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Adenoidectomy Tonsillectomy Adenotonsillectomy Other: Cuffed ETT Other: Uncuffed ETT

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Study Start Date : January 2011
Primary Completion Date : November 2011
Study Completion Date : November 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Cuffed ETT Other: Cuffed ETT
Kimberly Clark
Active Comparator: Uncuffed ETT Other: Uncuffed ETT
Kimberly Clark

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference in oxygen concentration in the oropharynx between cuffed and uncuffed ETT. [ Time Frame: 4-5 minutes after induction ]
    The oxygen and sevoflurane (anesthetic agent) concentration of the oropharynx would be measured during positive pressure ventilation immediately after intubation and then 4-5 mins. after anesthetic induction when the patient resumes spontaneous ventilation.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, or adenotonsillectomy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Airway anomalies or cardiac conditions that have the potential for a complicated anesthesia induction.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01285804

United States, Ohio
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Responsible Party: Joseph D. Tobias, Chairman Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT01285804     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB10-00487
First Posted: January 28, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 31, 2012
Last Verified: January 2012