Clinical Trial

HFNC During Awake Craniotomy - Impact on Patient Comfort

Study Description

HFNC During Awake Craniotomy - Impact on Patient Comfort

Background: Patients undergoing awake brain surgery are exposed to non-humidified, non-warmed oxygen/air mix flow through a face mask for a prolonged duration. This causes increased discomfort, inadequate breathing with the risk for hypoxia perioperatively. Humidified high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy potentially improves patient comfort, oxygen/air exchange, improves surgical conditions and prevents atelectasis of the lung, compared to traditional oxygen administration using a face mask in patients undergoing awake brain surgery. Results of this trial will be used to initiate a more extensive, multicenter trial to further characterize the potential impact of HFNC.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

Device - HFNC

High flow nasal humidified oxygen HFNC is an air-oxygen blender, which provides high flow (up to 60 L/min) of warmed (36°C) and humidified gas through nasal cannula, allowing tighter control of FiO2 from 0.2 to 1.0.

Device - Oxygen Mask

Application of oxygen during conscious sedation

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Comparison of Pre-warmed, Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Oxygen Therapy and Traditional Oxygen Therapy on Patient Comfort and Gas Exchange During Awake Craniotomy - A Single Centre, Prospective, Randomized, Pilot Trial

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03763461

ParticipAid ID

eERKNa