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Influence of Head Positioning on the Movement of the Endotracheal Tube

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01888679
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 2, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patrick Schoettker,MD PD, University of Lausanne Hospitals

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate and measure the movement of the endotracheal tube depending on the type and the amount of movement of the head of the patient intubated using a flexible fiberoptic.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Other Conditions That May Be A Focus of Clinical Attention Procedure: Head movement Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

We performed a maximal head-neck movement trial on 50 adult patients, American Society of Anaesthesiologists 1 or 2. Patients with body mass index N35 kg · m-2, height b150 cm, airway malformations, pulmonary diseases, difficulties in neck flexion or extension, previous ENT surgery or radiotherapy, gastroesophageal reflux, or dental instability were excluded from the study.

We measured the change in distance between the ETT tip and the carina, using a fiberscope through the ETT.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Influence of Head Positioning on the Movement of the Endotracheal Tube
Study Start Date : August 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: head movement
head movement in extension, flexion, right and left rotation
Procedure: Head movement
Head movement in extension, flexion, right and left rotation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Displacement of the endotracheal tube. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    Tube movement related to movement of the head



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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients older than 16 years
  • ASA 1-2
  • Elective surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pathological changes of the trachea.
  • Less than BMI 35 kg/m2.
  • Patients with rheumatoid arthritis or other limitation to cervical mobility.
  • Emergency surgery.
  • Individuals measuring less than 150 cm.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01888679


Locations
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Switzerland
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, 1011
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Patrick Schoettker, MD University of Lausanne Hospitals
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Patrick Schoettker,MD PD, MD, University of Lausanne Hospitals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01888679    
Other Study ID Numbers: 229/12
First Posted: June 28, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Keywords provided by Patrick Schoettker,MD PD, University of Lausanne Hospitals:
Airway
Endotracheal intubation
selective intubation