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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Postoperative Pneumonia
and you are
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The purpose

The incidence of postoperative pneumonia after aortic surgery reaches 60%. In experimental lung model, endotracheal tube with taper-shaped cuff has been shown to decrease microaspiration. This effect has never been demonstrated in patients. The investigators hypothesize that use of endotracheal tube with taper-shaped cuff decreases the incidence of postoperative pneumonia in patients after aortic surgery.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Endotracheal tube TaperGuard
  • Device: Endotracheal tube Hi-Contour Brandt

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01457248. The sponsor of the trial is Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpetriere and it is looking for 162 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effect of Endotracheal Tube With Taper-shaped Cuff on Incidence of Postoperative Pneumonia After Aortic Surgery