A Comparison of Tracheal Intubation Using the Totaltrack vs the Macintosh Laryngoscope in Routine Airway Management
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02395445
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : March 23, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2016
Manuel Ángel Gómez-Ríos
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Manuel Ángel Gómez-Ríos, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña
Endotracheal intubation is usually required to allow unrestricted surgical approach. The Macintosh laryngoscope is the standard method. However in certain situations as difficult airway this technique is ineffective and poorly tolerated by the patient. Fiberoptic intubation is the gold standard in this scenario, however sometimes it is not possible due to failure or unavailability, so alternatives are needed. The TotalTrack (MedComflow SA, Barcelona, Spain) has been designed specifically for the airway management. However, despite its use in clinical practice, there are no comparative studies regarding direct laryngoscopy
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 100 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients undergoing elective general anesthesia requiring OTI.
Patients duly informed and they have signed the informed consent during the pre-anesthetic consultation, or be sought after due meditation, expressing its consent to the inclusion in the study.
Age ≥18 years.
Sufficient intellectual capacity to understand the procedure and equipment used.
Do not submit predictors of difficult airway (Mallampati class III or IV; thyromental distance <6 cm, sternomental distance <12.5 cm, interincisal distance<4.0 cm, bite test II or III, cervical mobility <90 ° or history of difficult intubation).
Do not undergo thyroid surgery or present pharyngolaryngeal, glottic or cervical pathology
BMI <30kg / m2
Not presenting risk factors for aspiration
Not presenting respiratory disease, coronary or cerebral vascular.