Recruitment commenced in September 2018 and is now complete with 530 patients recruited. The study team is cleaning the data and started the audit process.
The primary outcome for the study is the incidence of rescue oxygenation attempts for hypoxaemic events during tubeless airway surgery comparing high flow nasal oxygen to low flow oxygen.
$A583,000 from Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Thrasher Research Foundation.
Humphreys S, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Skowno J, Williams T, Taylor J, Taverner F, Gibbons K, Burgoyne L, Sommerfield D, Stephens P, Hallett B, Vijayasekaran S, Slee N, Burns H, Sowa M, Davidson A, Schibler A. High-flow oxygen for children's airway surgery: randomised controlled trial protocol (HAMSTER). BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 14;9(10):e031873. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031873. PMID: 31615801; PMCID: PMC6797255.
Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry registration number: ACTRN12618000949280
For further information about this study, please contact the HAMSTER principal investigator, Dr Susan Humphreys by email.