Comparison of RightSpot pH Indicator & RightLevel pH Detector With X-Ray Verification for FT or G-Tube Placement
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01825564
Recruitment Status :
(Insufficient patient population & problems with device use in subjects enrolled.)
Replacing a G tube and placing feeding tubes is standard in the Emergency Department (ED) and ICU, respectively. However placement requires a chest or abdominal x-ray to confirm correct position. The investigators are testing the accuracy of the FDA approved devices RightSpot pH Indicator & RightLevel pH Detector in determining correct position based upon pH which will then be correlated with the standard of care x-ray.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Subjects will be recruited from the patients presenting to the Emergency Department for replacement of G-Tube or patients residing in the ICU that require placement of feeding tubes for enteral nutrition.
Age older than 18
Requirement for placement of a feeding tube or a G-tube replacement
Patient or proxy able to provide informed consent
English proficiency of person providing informed consent