Glossopharyngeal Nerve Blockade for Awake Videolaryngoscope Assisted Endotracheal Intubation in the Morbidly Obese

R

Royal Victoria Hospital, Canada

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Gagging

Treatments

Other: placebo
Other: lidocaine

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01791439
11-201-SDR

Details and patient eligibility

About

The investigators wish to determine if application of 2% lidocaine soaked gauze to the peritonsillar pillars will decrease the amount of gagging caused by awake videolaryngocope assisted tracheal intubation in the morbidly obese.

Enrollment

24 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • morbid obese patients scheduled for bariatric surgery, with a planned awake intubation.

Exclusion criteria

  • inability to communicate in English or french
  • allergies to any study drugs
  • any patient with an American society of anesthesiologists score of 4 or more

Trial design

24 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Lidocaine
Experimental group
Description:
Patients in this arm will have gauze soaked with lidocaine applied to the peritonsillar pillars.
Treatment:
Other: lidocaine
Saline
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Application of saline to the glossopharyngeal nerve.
Treatment:
Other: placebo

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Albert Moore, md

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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