Placement of Novel Endoscopic Enteral Feeding Tube (LEGEND)

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Nestlé

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Enteral Feeding
Healthy Volunteers

Treatments

Device: Tube placement

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT03520582
16.22.CLI

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aim of this study is to evaluate the technical feasibility of the new tube placement technology in healthy volunteers and, if proven feasible, in critically ill patients requiring placement of a feeding tube.

Full description

Enteral feeding is the preferred route of nutrient delivery in hospitalized patients who cannot eat sufficiently. Placement of enteral feeding tubes carries a risk of misplacement especially in patients who are unable to fully collaborate during the tube placement due to neurological impairment and/or the presence of an artificial airway. The misplacement of a feeding tube in the airways has a high risk of severe complications, including pneumonia, mechanical damage of airways and the lung, and death. The verification of correct tube placement can be done using radiography, or interventions aimed at confirming the location of the tube tip by aspiration of gastric contents, and by auscultation during injection of air. Approximately 20-25 % of patients treated in intensive care units are likely to need placement of a feeding tube, while undergoing mechanical ventilation and having an artificial airway. This high risk patient group would benefit from technologies allowing direct visualization of tube placement. It is also expected that direct visualization of tube placement will allow confirmation of tube placement and therefore eliminate the need of radiography (radiation).

Enrollment

12 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Healthy volunteers

  • Informed Consent as documented by signature (Appendix Informed Consent Form)
  • Age >18 years

Patients

  • Age >18 years
  • mechanically ventilated and requiring a placement of a postpyloric feeding tube on clinical indications
  • Informed Consent as documented by signature of relatives

Exclusion criteria

Healthy volunteers and patients

  • Unrepaired tracheoesophageal fistula
  • history of prior esophageal or gastric surgery
  • esophageal obstruction, stricture, varices or diverticulum
  • esophageal or gastric perforation, gastric or esophageal bleeding
  • recent oropharyngeal surgery
  • cervical spine injury or anomaly

Additional exclusion criterion for patients only

• know severe coagulopathy (defined as thrombocyte count less than 30x10e9/l or International Normalized Ratio (INR) > 3)

Trial design

12 participants in 2 patient groups

Volunteers
Description:
Cohort of 10 healthy subjects. The tube will be placed and removed by a gastroenterologist experienced in performing endoscopic postpyloric tube placement. Secondly, a second tube will be placed and removed.
Treatment:
Device: Tube placement
Mechanically ventilated ICU
Description:
Cohort of 20 mechanically ventilated intensive care patients requiring a placement of a postpyloric feeding tube on clinical indications.
Treatment:
Device: Tube placement

Trial contacts and locations

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