New Maneuver to Facilitate Fiberoptic Intubation for Difficult Airway
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||anticipated difficult airway|
|Treatments||lingual traction, sham, fiberoptic intubation|
|Start date||June 2012|
|End date||September 2013|
|Trial size||78 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01958346, Pro00008289|
We propose the additional technique of lingual traction or "tongue pulling" in conjunction with use of the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope for facilitating successful first attempts at and decreasing time to intubation of the difficult airway and rescuing otherwise failed intubation attempts. Induction of general anesthesia causes relaxation and approximation of the soft palate, base of the tongue, epiglottis, and posterior pharyngeal wall, creating unfavorable anatomic changes in the pharynx for successful intubation. The use of lingual traction can assist in diminishing these problems by clearing the tongue away from the soft palate and uvula and lifting the epiglottis from the posterior pharyngeal wall, especially in the unanticipated difficult airway patient.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Number of successful intubations on first attempt
time frame: At Intubation
Sore throat grade on first postoperative day
time frame: Postoperative day one
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - > 18 years old - With ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) physical status I-III - With anticipated difficult airway - Scheduled for elective surgery requiring orotracheal intubation (populations such as elective hip and knee arthroplasty patients) - Provide written consent Exclusion Criteria: - With (American Society of Anesthesiologists) ASA physical status IV - Pregnant - Require rapid-sequence induction - Require a non-standard tracheal tub - Unable to provide written consent - At risk for pulmonary aspiration of gastric content
|Official title||New Maneuver to Facilitate Fiberoptic Intubation for Difficult Airway: A Prospective, Randomized Study|
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