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The Depth of Right Bronchial Blocker Placement in Taiwanese in Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery(VATS)

This study has been completed.
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First received: July 5, 2011
Last updated: July 19, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
A retrospective study to demonstrate the optimal depth of right side bronchial blocker for complete right lung separation. Data were collected from all patients who completed right side VATS with right side BB from Jan 2010 through Nov 2010.

Lung Tumor

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Right Side Bronchial Blocker in Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

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Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
After general anesthesia, an 8.0 mm internal-diameter single-lumen endotracheal tube was inserted orally. An independent Coopdech bronchial blocker, which has a formed-curvature near the catheter tip, was directly inserted through the single-lumen endotracheal tube into right main bronchus. Chest inspection, auscultation, fiberoptic bronchoscopy confirmation, if necessary, by visualizing the blocker cuff located at right main bronchus just below the carina was performed firstly. After placing patients in left decubitus position, the position of BB was reconfirmed by auscultation firstly; then complete collapse of the right upper lobe was adjust, if necessary and reconfirmed on the video of thoracoscopy by both surgeon and anesthesiologists. The depth of BB and the need of fiberoptic bronchoscope were recorded. All the patients were extubated in operation room after completion of operation with optimal analgesia. Data collected included; age, sex, body height and weight and the depth of right-sided BB from incisor was then recorded.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 77 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients receiving right side VATS( video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) with right side bronchial blocker

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving right side VATS( video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) with right side bronchial blocker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving thoracic surgery with double lumen tubes
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01388803

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Director: ya-jung cheng, PhD deaprtment of anesthesiology, national taiwan university hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ya-Jung Cheng, Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01388803     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201012143RC
Study First Received: July 5, 2011
Last Updated: July 19, 2011

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
bronchial blocker

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pleural Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017