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Durapore vs. Hy-Tape to secure the Endotracheal Tube

Title A Prospective Randomized Trial of Durapore vs. Hy-Tape to secure the Endotracheal Tube During Anesthesia
Therapeutic Area Anesthesia
Principal Investigator Dr. Andrea Lan Tsai
Min Age 18 Years
Gender All
Contact Dr. Andrea Lan Tsai


Protective tape is used during general anesthesia in order to secure the endotracheal tube with no preference for one or the other. In this study, we will compare two tapes, Durapore™ and Hy-Tape® to determine if one is less likely to cause skin irritation in an effort to improve care for future patients. 

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age 18 +
  • Surgeries scheduled for general anesthesia with anticipated duration more than 1 hour
  • Surgery on site at Tufts Medical Center

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pre-existing skin erythema, trauma, or piercings around the mouth area
  • Surgery on head, neck, brain, teeth, mouth, eyes, face, or cardiac surgery
  • Pregnant patients

Study Requirements

Participation will last one day with two total research visits. The study subjects will enroll in the study and undergo general anesthesia with application of Durapore™ and Hy-Taped® on the skin around the mouth. Once surgery is complete, the Durapore™ and Hy-Tape® will be removed and photograph will be taken. After the surgery, study subjects will be approached by the co-investigator, Natalia Stamas, and will be given a patient satisfaction survey. Completion of the survey will conclude study subject participation in the study. We plan to recruit 141 study subjects.