This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition c-spine movement during intubation
Treatments the glidescope video laryngoscopy, the pentax airwayscope
Sponsor Prince of Songkla University
Start date May 2010
End date June 2011
Trial size 200 participants
Trial identifier NCT01347151, Glide VS Pentax


Both Glide scope and Pentax laryngoscope are video laryngoscope that provide the better view with minimal cervical spine movement. This study wants to compare cervical spine movement during intubation when using these two devices. The C-spine motion will be recorded by using fluoroscopic video to measure the angular displacement of the vertebrae.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
the glidescope video laryngoscopy
the pentax airwayscope The Pentax airwayscope (Pentax AWS; Pentax, Tokyo, Japan)

Primary Outcomes

the angular displacement of the vertebrae
time frame: 30 seconds

Secondary Outcomes

the hemodynamic changes after intubation.
time frame: 15 minutes

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - ASA I-III - Age 18-75 years old - Elective noncardiac surgery requiring general anesthesia with tracheal intubation Exclusion Criteria: - Gastroesophageal reflux disease - Body mass index greater than 35 kg/m2 - Possibility of pregnancy - Previous neck surgery - Unstable C-spine/ C-spine abnormality - Known difficult airway - Suspected difficult airway

Additional Information

Principal investigator Nalinee Kovitwanawong, MD
Description The primary outcome is the angular displacement of the vertebrae and secondary outcome is the hemodynamic changes after intubation.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Prince of Songkla University.