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Accuracy of Using the CPAP Technique to Eliminate Air Leak and Prevent Excessive Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressures

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01384318
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 29, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joseph D. Tobias, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Brief Summary:
In common clinical practice, one means of ensuring an acceptable cuff pressure in endotracheal tubes (ETT) is to hold continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) of 20-25 cmH2O and inflate the cuff of the ETT until no gas leak is noted around the cuff. The purpose of this study is to validate this technique by checking the intracuff pressure using a manometer after the cuff is inflated using the CPAP technique.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Surgical Patients Intubated With Cuffed ETT Other: Manometer

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : June 2011
Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Study Completion Date : May 2012

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Cuffed ETT
Patients intubated with cuffed endotracheal tubes.
Other: Manometer
Measuring cuff pressure



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cuff pressure [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    cm H2O measured by manometer



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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients intubated with cuffed ETTs.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Having a cuffed ETT placed per treating anesthesiologist
  • < 18 yrs of age.

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
United States, Ohio
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph D Tobias, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital