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Comparison of Telemedicine Evaluation to Standard Evaluation Methods for Pre-Anesthesia Consultation

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: NCT01240239
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 15, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Richard Applegate, Loma Linda University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate different methods of pre-anesthesia consultation, with the aim of improving the day of surgery experience for the patient. In this study, we will use a telephone consultation, an in-person consultation, and a telemedicine consultation, which involves television cameras and monitors that allow live two-way communication for the pre-anesthesia consultation. The reason for this study is to evaluate the use of telemedicine for the pre-anesthesia consultation. Patients and anesthesiologists have been highly satisfied in previous studies using pre-anesthesia telemedicine consultation. In this study, we will examine a larger group of patients, as previous studies have studied smaller groups of patients.

Condition or disease
ENT Patients Scheduled for Surgery

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Telemedicine Evaluation to Standard Evaluation Methods for Pre-Anesthesia Consultation
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2013

telephone group
The telephone group must be healthy adults scheduled for an ENT surgery.
telemedicine group
This group if qualified will randomly be chosen to be in the telemedicine group.
pre-anesthesia consultation
This will be the group that will be randomized to the pre-anesthesia clinic.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison Of Telemedicine Evaluation To Standard Evaluation Methods For Pre-Anesthesia Consultation [ Time Frame: about 1 month ]
    Primary outcomes include surgical cancellation rate, delays the day of surgery secondary to inadequate pre-op evaluation, adequacy of the airway, respiratory, and cardiovascular exams, and intra-op and post-op complications. Patient data will include age, gender, ASA Physical Status and type of surgery. The length of the PACE appointment and the number of days prior to surgery the PACE appointment was conducted will be noted. Patient satisfaction with the will be evaluated.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects scheduled for ENT surgery.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients between the ages of 18 and 89 who are scheduled for otolaryngologic procedures and pre-anesthesia consultation.

Exclusion Criteria:

Lack of consent; inability to understand English-

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01240239

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United States, California
Orange Tree Lane Otolaryngology Offices
Redlands, California, United States, 92374
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loma Linda University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Richard Applegate, MD, Loma Linda University Identifier: NCT01240239    
Other Study ID Numbers: 59305
First Posted: November 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 29, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Keywords provided by Richard Applegate, Loma Linda University:
Pre anesthesia consultation