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The GlideScope facilitates nasogastric tube insertion: a randomized clinical trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19861362     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The GlideScope (Saturn Biomedical Systems, B.C., Canada) is a reusable videolaryngoscope and is considered an effective device for tracheal intubation. We designed this study to evaluate the application of this device in nasogastric tube (NGT) insertion. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was performed at a teaching hospital on 80 adult patients who required intraoperative placement of an NGT. The patients were divided into 2 groups (the control and the GlideScope group) using computerized, random allocation software. In the control group, the NGT was inserted blindly as commonly performed in operating rooms; however, in the GlideScope group, the tube was inserted with the assistance of a GlideScope. The number of attempts for NGT insertion and the time required for inserting the NGT properly along with the occurrence of possible complications were recorded. RESULTS: The mean intubation time in the GlideScope group was 27.7 +/- 20.7 s shorter than that in the control group. NGT insertion in the first attempt was successful in approximately 85% of the patients in the GlideScope group; in the control group, however, the tubes were inserted successfully after the first attempt in 57.5% of the patients. Complications were reported in 14 patients (35%) of the control group and 8 patients (20%) of the GlideScope group. CONCLUSION: GlideScope facilitates NGT insertion and reduces the duration of the procedure.
Reza Shariat Moharari; Amir Houshang Fallah; Mohammad Reza Khajavi; Patricia Khashayar; Maziar Moradi Lakeh; Atabak Najafi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-10-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1526-7598     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-21     Completed Date:  2010-01-12     Revised Date:  2010-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Device Removal
Intubation, Gastrointestinal / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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