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Comparison of Conventional GlideScope to Single-Use GlideScope Cobalt for Orotracheal Intubation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00459797
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Lawson Health Research Institute

Brief Summary:
Patients presenting for elective surgery requiring orotracheal intubation will be randomized to being intubated with either the conventional (reusable) GlideScope videolaryngoscope or the single-use GlideScope videolaryngoscope. The primary outcome is time to intubation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Device: Conventional (reusable) Glidescope Device: Single-use Glidescope videolaryngoscope Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Conventional GlideScope to Single-Use GlideScope Cobalt for Orotracheal Intubation
Study Start Date : April 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Conventional Glidescope Device: Conventional (reusable) Glidescope
Experimental: Single-use Glidescope Device: Single-use Glidescope videolaryngoscope



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to intubation (seconds) [ Time Frame: Immediate ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ease of intubation [ Time Frame: after intubation ]
  2. Number of intubation attempts per group [ Time Frame: after intubation ]
  3. Incidence of trauma in each group [ Time Frame: after intubation ]
  4. Number of failures to intubate per group [ Time Frame: after intubation ]
  5. Use of external laryngeal pressure per group [ Time Frame: after intubation ]
  6. Laryngoscopic grade distribution in each group [ Time Frame: after intubation ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any patient who is ≥ 18 yrs. coming for elective surgery.
  • Endotracheal tube is indicated for the procedure in the opinion of the attending anesthesiologist.
  • Any operator who has performed ≥ 10 GlideScope intubations.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any patient in whom the use of the GlideScope is contraindicated in the opinion of the attending anesthesiologist.
  • Any patient with cervical spine abnormalities.
  • Any patients with known or probable difficult airways (this rare occurrence is unlikely to be evenly distributed between the groups and could skew the data).
  • Any patient requiring rapid sequence induction.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00459797


Locations
Canada, Ontario
London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A5A5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Philip M Jones, MD London Health Sciences Centre

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Philip Jones, LHSC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00459797     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-07-040
13025
First Posted: April 13, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Keywords provided by Lawson Health Research Institute:
GlideScope
cobalt
single-use
intubation
airway
Elective surgical patients requiring orotracheal intubation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cobalt
Trace Elements
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs