Effects of Different Assisted Mechanical Ventilation in Acute Lung Injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Patients
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects in terms of gas exchange, respiratory mechanics and comfort of breathing, of different assisted mechanical ventilation in ALI/ARDS patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effects of Different Assisted Mechanical Ventilation in ALI/ARDS Patients|
- Gas exchange and respiratory mechanics [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: Mechanical Ventilation
Four different types of assisted ventilation (pressure support, pressure support plus sigh, BIPAP, variable ventilation)
ALI/ARDS patients (during assisted ventilation) will be ventilated with different types of assisted ventilation (pressure support, pressure support plus sigh, BIPAP, variable ventilation) and gas exchange, comfort of breathing, respiratory mechanics and pattern of breathing will be measured.