Ultrasound and Paediatric Endotracheal Tube Size
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of ultrasound in paediatric patients to compare the correct size of an uncuffed endotracheal tube (ETT) with the minimal transverse tracheal diameter (MTTD) measured by ultrasound and with tube size predicted by different age-related formulas.
The investigators hypothesize that a prediction of pediatric ETT is possible with the ultrasonographic measurement of the MTTD.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Role of Ultrasound Compared to Age-related Formulas for Uncuffed Endotracheal Intubation in a Paediatric Population|
|Study Start Date:||August 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Elective pediatric surgery||
Procedure: Ultrasonography of the trachea
Ultrasonographic measurement of the minimal transverse tracheal diameter
|University of Heidelberg|
|Heidelberg, Germany, 69120|
|Study Chair:||Konstanze Plaschke, Professor||University of Heidelberg|
|Principal Investigator:||Christoph Schramm, MD||University of Heidelberg|