How to Study Ventilatory Physiology With the Help of Surface Electromyography (EMG) Recordings
Respiratory muscles seem to be activating differently in critically ill patients than in healthy persons. Needle electrodes would provide artefact-free signal information about muscle activation. However, needle recordings are an invasive technique which limits its feasibility in clinical setting. Intention of this study is to investigate if surface electromyography could be used to measure recruitment patterns of ventilatory muscles.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Critically ill patients
Patients that are treated in intensive care unit and given ventilatory therapy.
|Device: Ventilatory therapy|
Interventional volunteer group
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01304056
|Study Director:||Jyrki Tenhunen, MD, PhD||Critical Care Medicine Research Group, Tampere University Hospital|