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Repositioning Method for Left-sided Double Lumen Tubes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Seoul National University Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 31, 2011
Last updated: December 7, 2011
Last verified: December 2011
The purpose of this study is to devise repositioning method of a left-sided double lumen tube into left mainstem bronchus in case of misplacement into right mainstem bronchus.

Condition Intervention
Airway Morbidity
Intubation Complication
Procedure: repositioning method for left-sided double lumen tubes

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Repositioning Method for Left-sided Double Lumen Tubes Introduced Into Right Mainstem Bronchus

Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • repositioning success rate [ Time Frame: up to 10 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • anatomic parameters [ Time Frame: up to 1 hours ]
    tracheal diameter, position of carina, angle between trachea and left mainstem bronchus

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Left-sided double lumen tube Procedure: repositioning method for left-sided double lumen tubes
When a left-sided double lumen tube were placed in right mainstem bronchus, after withdrawing the tube into mid-trachea, it was re-advanced with patient's head turned right and counterclockwise rotation of the tube.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing thoracic surgery that requires the placement of left-sided double lumen tubes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • intraluminal lesion of left bronchus
  • very distorted anatomy of tracheobronchial tree
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01371773

Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jae-Hyon Bahk, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT01371773     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JHBAhk_headrot
Study First Received: May 31, 2011
Last Updated: December 7, 2011 processed this record on May 23, 2017