Last updated on January 2019

Comparison Between a Standard Tube and the Ultra-thin Tritube for Intubation of the Trachea and for Maintaining Access to the Trachea After Anaesthesia in Patients With an Expected Difficult Direct Laryngoscopy


Brief description of study

The investigators compare the ease of intubation between a new ultra-thin endotracheal tube, "Tritube", and a standard endotracheal tube in patients with predictors of difficult laryngoscopy. Furthermore the investigators compare the acceptance of leaving the Tritube in trachea after end of anaesthesia, with the use of a tube exchange catheter.

Detailed Study Description

In patients scheduled for surgery and anaesthesia in the Head-/neck/ear/nose/throat -region the investigators compare the ease of tracheal intubation between a new ultra-thin endotracheal tube, "Tritube", and a standard endotracheal tube in patients with predictors of difficult laryngoscopy. The intubation is performed with an angulated video laryngoscope.

Furthermore the investigators compare the acceptance of leaving the Tritube in trachea after end of anaesthesia, with the use of a tube exchange catheter. The latter continues into the post-operative recovery-ward.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03653039

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