Neurophysiological Monitoring and Videolaryngoscopy

  • days left to enroll
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Rabin Medical Center
Updated on 26 March 2021


Myopathic patients undergoing cervical spine surgery are at risk for postoperative neurological deficits and sequelae.

Awake fiberoptic intubation is considered the technique of choice for tracheal intubation in patient with cervical spine instability. However, awake fiberoptic intubation frequently causes significant patient discomfort, requires patient cooperation, anesthesiologist expertise and the availability of costly equipment .

Videolaryngoscopy guided intubation is considered to be an effective alternative to awake fiberoptic intubation for cervical spine surgeries.

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) is a method that provides real time evaluation of the functional integrity of neural structures. The goal of IONM is to make surgery safer by detecting incipient neurological insults at a time when it can be avoided or minimized and by aiding in the identification of neural structure Rayia, et al. have described a case of monitoring intubation and neck extension for the indication of thyroidectomy in a Down syndrome boy with atlantoaxial instability under anesthesia with propofol and remifentanil without neuromuscular blockade. The authors conclude that this approach can be used to protect against spinal cord compression.

While research has thoroughly evaluated the effect of laryngoscopy and intubation on cervical spine movement, to date, little is known about the impact of intubation process on neurophysiological responses, and on the feasibility of utilizing IONM for establishing a safe airway intubation.

This prospective, interventional, cohort study is the first, to our knowledge, to examine the feasibility and added benefits of IONM throughout anesthetic intubation in patients undergoing cervical spine surgeries with the use of videolarynscope guided intubation.

Condition Postsynaptic Potential Summation
Treatment Neurophysiological monitoring during intubation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04576637
SponsorRabin Medical Center
Last Modified on26 March 2021


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

All patients above 18y old, presenting for cervical spine surgeries
suffering from cervical spine instability, whom are able to comply with the
study requirements and gave a written informed consent will be eligible for
study enrollment

Exclusion Criteria

Patients presenting with heart disease will not be eligible to participate
Patients with anticipated difficult airway
Patients with a language barrier
Patients with known allergy to any of the drugs used
Pregnant women
Patients with a history of seizures or CVA
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact



Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider


Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 



Reply by • Private

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note