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Tracheobronchial Secretion Removal

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00932776
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2009
Information provided by:
University of Milano Bicocca

Brief Summary:
Patients undergoing intubation and mechanical ventilation require removal of secretion by means of trachoebronchial suctioning. Timing of the procedure is mainly based on clinical parameters. TBA Care® is a new commercially available device designed to generate a signal when secretions are present in the respiratory tract of intubated patients, thus indicating the need for endotracheal suctioning only when necessary and prior to clinical deterioration. In a prospective randomized trial in intubated and mechanically ventilated patients of a general ICU the researchers investigated the efficacy of TBA Care® in detecting the presence of retained secretions compared to the standard indicators.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Respiration, Artificial Respiratory Insufficiency Device: TBA care device Device: Control Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: TBA Device: TBA care device
Tracheal suction maneuvers are performed according to the indications provided by the TBA care device or to clinical parameters whichever occurs first.

Active Comparator: Control Device: Control
In this group suction maneuvers are performed according to clinical indications or on a fixed schedule whichever comes first.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age greater than 18 years
  • presence of an endotracheal tube to provide mechanical ventilation
  • expected duration of mechanical ventilation greater than 48 hours.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age < 18 years, pregnancy
  • presence of active bronchial bleeding

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00932776

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A.O. San Gerardo
Monza, MB, Italy, 20052
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Milano Bicocca
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00932776    
Other Study ID Numbers: AR HSG 268
First Posted: July 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 3, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Insufficiency
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases