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ACE Gene Polymorphism and ARDS Outcome

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First Posted: September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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National Taiwan University Hospital
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an important cause of acute respiratory failure with a high mortality rate. The mechanism of resolution of the late organizing phase remains uncertain. The ACE gene contains a polymorphism based on the presence (insertion, I) or absence (deletion, D) within an intron of a 287-bp nonsense DNA domain, resulting in three genotypes (DD and II homozygotes, and ID heterozygotes). It has been shown that I/D polymorphism of ACE gene may account for half the variance of serum ACE levels in the Caucasians. Polymorphism of the ACE gene has also been shown to contribute to the development of some respiratory diseases. We hypothesize that the presence of ACE gene polymorphism can affect the outcome of ARDS. The objective of this proposed study is to determine the genotypes of ACE gene polymorphism and assess the influence of ACE genotype on the outcome and pulmonary resolution of patients with ARDS. Patients diagnosed to have ARDS are eligible for possible inclusion into the study. The ACE genotype of all patients with ARDS will be determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the respective fragment for the D and I alleles from intron 16 of the ACE gene and size fractionation by electrophoresis. The outcome of patients with ARDS in the three genotypes will be compared.

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Allocation: Random Sample
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Polymorphism of the Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Gene and the Outcome of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: December 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring intensive care and mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • History of previous acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Chronic respiratory failure with ventilator use
  • Receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blocker
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00155779

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Pan-Chyr Yang, MD, PhD Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00155779     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9100207816
First Submitted: September 9, 2005
First Posted: September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: December 2003

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
adult respiratory distress syndrome
angiotensin-converting enzyme

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Acute Lung Injury
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Lung Injury