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Does Capnography Prevent Hypoxemia During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Endoscopic Ultrasound?


Does Capnography Prevent Hypoxemia During ERCP and EUS? A Randomized, Controlled Trial




Subjects undergoing elective ERCP and EUS will receive standard monitoring and sedation. In addition, capnography which measures carbon dioxide levels and can graphically assess respiratory activity will be used. Subjects will be randomized to either a capnography blinded or titration arm. In the capnography titration arm, the endoscopy team would be made aware of capnographic abnormalities as they arise throughout the procedure. In the capnography blinded arm, this information will not be available to the endoscopy team and represents standard of care. It is our hypothesis that using capnography can prevent low oxygen levels known as hypoxemia, during these procedures.

Study Status: Completed


Condition Intervention Phase
Hypoxemia Device: Capnography (Specific device name: Capnostream 20)
Device: Sham

Verified by The Cleveland Clinic July, 2013

Sponsored by: The Cleveland Clinic
Information provided by: The Cleveland Clinic identifier: NCT00675415

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

John J Vargo, M.D., M.P.H.., Principal Investigator

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