Saline Instillation Before Tracheal Suctioning and the Incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Hospital do Cancer, Sao Paulo Identifier:
First received: February 7, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2007
History: No changes posted

Compare the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia with or without tracheal isotonic saline instillation before tracheal suctioning

Condition Intervention
Mechanical Ventilation
Critically Ill Patients
Procedure: Saline Instillation before Tracheal Suctioning

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Hospital do Cancer, Sao Paulo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • atelectasis
  • tube occlusion

Estimated Enrollment: 260
Study Start Date: August 2001

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Consecutive patients foreseen to receive mechanical ventilation for more than 72 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous mechanical ventilation in the last month
  • Mechanical ventilation for more than 6 hours before arrival at ICU,
  • Contraindication to bronchoscopy and
  • Be expected to die or undergo withdrawal treatment within 48 hours-
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00432718

ICU Hospital do Câncer
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 01509-010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital do Cancer, Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Pedro Caruso, MD Intensive Care Unit - Hospital do Câncer and University of Sao Paulo Medical School
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00432718     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 342/01
Study First Received: February 7, 2007
Last Updated: February 7, 2007
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by Hospital do Cancer, Sao Paulo:
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Cross Infection
Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury
Lung Injury processed this record on April 15, 2014