BIP ETT Clinical Tolerability, Safety and Performance Study (BIPETT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bactiguard AB Identifier:
First received: August 30, 2012
Last updated: July 1, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
The objective of the study is to determine Bactiguard coated BIP Endotracheal tube´s tolerability, safety and performance and compare it to a standard un-coated Endotracheal tube.

Condition Intervention
Endotracheal Intubation During Surgery
Hospital Acquired Infections
Device: BIP ETT (Bactiguard)
Procedure: Standard ETT

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Evaluation of Tolerability, Safety and Performance of BIP Endotracheal Tubes With Bactiguard Coating

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Further study details as provided by Bactiguard AB:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tolerability assessment by using a symptom questionnaire (QLQ-H&N35) before and after surgery. Evaluation of tracheal mucosa directly during surgery and after the end of study by using photos. [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in symptoms and tracheal mucosa after surgery of expected average length of 5 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall assessment of safety (device related adverse events and any problems in post postoperative course) [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed on the surgery day and the day after surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Overall assessment of device performance [ Time Frame: The performance will be followed during surgery of an expected average duration of 5 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Recording of any device related problems experienced by the physician/health care personnel

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Develop a method for surrogate performance evaluation by microbial colonization testing of bacteria from the ETT surface [ Time Frame: Microbial testing up to 1 day after surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BIP ETT, Bactigaurd coated endotracheal tube Device: BIP ETT (Bactiguard)
Ventilation of surgery patients during anesthesia using BIP ETT
Other Names:
  • BIP Endotracheal tube
  • Bactiguard coated ETT
  • Bactiguard coated Endotracheal tube
Placebo Comparator: Standard ETT, un-coated endotracheal tube Procedure: Standard ETT
Ventilation of surgery patients during anesthesia using standard ETT
Other Names:
  • ETT
  • Endotracheal tube
  • Standard Endotracheal tube
  • Uncoated ETT
  • Uncoated Endotracheal tube


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult men and women >=18 years of age
  • are, in opinion of the investigator able to communicate with and understand the trial personnel and comply with the requirements of the trial (e.g. fill in questionnaire)
  • requiring endotracheal intubation >=3 h for elective surgery of upper gastrointestinal tract with a tube size of 7 or 8
  • has signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known transmissive blood disease
  • known multiresistant bacterial colonization
  • current and continuous treatment by immunomodulating therapies - e.g. systemic (or inhalation) use of cortisone or NSAIDS
  • ongoing respiratory infection
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01682486

Karolinska University Hospital
Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden, SE-141 86
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bactiguard AB
Principal Investigator: Sigridur Kalman, MD PhD Prof Karolinska University Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Bactiguard AB Identifier: NCT01682486     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1842-2026-CDOC 
Study First Received: August 30, 2012
Last Updated: July 1, 2014
Health Authority: Sweden: Regional Ethical Review Board

Keywords provided by Bactiguard AB:
Medical device
Endotracheal Tube(s), ETT
Bactiguard Coated ETT
Bacterial colonization on ETT surface
Hospital Acquired Infections, HAI
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, VAP

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cross Infection
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