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Medical Gas Humidification During Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00124345
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 27, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2008
Information provided by:
Policlinico Hospital

Brief Summary:
In this study, the investigators aimed to study the role of medical gas humidification during noninvasive mechanical ventilation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Respiration, Artificial Critical Illness Device: MR730 Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The medical gases are usually dry and cold thus when they are used during invasive mechanical ventilation they must be conditioned. No data are present on the necessity to condition the medical gases during non invasive mechanical ventilation. In this study the investigators studied the humidity and the temperature of the medical gases with and without any conditioning during non invasive mechanical ventilation in a group of healthy subjects and critically ill patients.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 19 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Humidification During Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation Delivered by Helmet
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2007

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Device: MR730
humidity measurement inside the helmet by a capacitative hygrometer and evaluation of patients' comfort

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The level of temperature and humidity [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Critically ill patients requiring non invasive mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Comatose patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00124345

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Policlinico Hospital
Milano, Italy, 20122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Davide Chiumello, MD Policlinico Hospital
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Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital Identifier: NCT00124345    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1457
First Posted: July 27, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008
Keywords provided by Policlinico Hospital:
non invasive mechanical ventilation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes