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Medical Gas Humidification During Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Policlinico Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 26, 2005
Last updated: September 24, 2008
Last verified: September 2008
In this study, the investigators aimed to study the role of medical gas humidification during noninvasive mechanical ventilation.

Condition Intervention
Respiration, Artificial Critical Illness Device: MR730

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

Further study details as provided by Policlinico Hospital:

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

Enrollment: 19
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Device: MR730
humidity measurement inside the helmet by a capacitative hygrometer and evaluation of patients' comfort

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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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: NCT00124345

Policlinico Hospital
Milano, Italy, 20122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
Principal Investigator: Davide Chiumello, MD Policlinico Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital Identifier: NCT00124345     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1457
Study First Received: July 26, 2005
Last Updated: September 24, 2008

Keywords provided by Policlinico Hospital:
non invasive mechanical ventilation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on August 21, 2017