Laryngoscope Prototype Tested Against the Traditional Macintosh Blade

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2006 by Herlev Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 19, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2006
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Herlev Hospital

September 18, 2006
September 19, 2006
December 4, 2006
January 2006
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  • succes rate - immediate evaluation
  • difficulty - immediate evaluation
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  • Cormack & Lehane grading
  • Time to intubate
  • Interincissor gap
  • vissible complication
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Laryngoscope Prototype Tested Against the Traditional Macintosh Blade
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The primary objective is to evaluate a knewly developed blade (for intubating patients about to undergo surgery) and compare it to the traditional Macintosh blade

Intubation of patiens can be difficult, even impossible. It can result in different complications as damage to the teeth, lacerations of the mucosa, bleeding, fractures/luxations, hypoxia, hypercapnia, reflex bradycardia and in worst case braindamage and death.

The more difficult the intubation is the more frequent complicationrate. We believe to have developed a laryngoscopeblade that hopefully eases the intubationproces and thereby reduces the complicationrisk.

The patients included in this study is patients who are undergoing elective surgery requering intubation.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Anesthesia, Intravenous
Device: intubation of patients undergoing elective surgery
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • age over 18
  • ASA 1-III
  • Patients undergoing elective surgery requering intubation at KAS Herlev

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior difficult intubation indicating awake fiberoptic intubation
  • pathology in the airways predicting difficult intubation
  • columna cervicalis fractures
  • pregnancy
  • Requirement for Rapid sequence induction
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Prototype vs Macintosh
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Herlev Hospital
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Study Director: Ann Møller, consultant
Herlev Hospital
November 2006

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