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Prevention of Post-Extubation Laryngeal Edema With Intravenous Corticosteroids

This study has been completed.
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University Hospital, Limoges Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
Tracheal intubation is a frequent procedure in intensive care units (ICU). Post-extubation laryngeal edema is a frequent complication with potential morbidity and mortality, and may lead to urgent tracheal re-intubation. Corticosteroids have been proposed to reduce the incidence of post-extubation laryngeal edema. A few clinical studies have been conducted in adult ICU patients and have led to discrepant results. These discrepancies may be related to the time lag separating the administration of the corticosteroids and the planned extubation. Accordingly, we tested the hypothesis that pretreatment with corticosteroids initiated 12 hours before a planned extubation may efficiently prevent the occurrence of postextubation laryngeal edema in critically-ill adults who have been mechanically ventilated for more than 36 hours in the ICU.

Condition Intervention Phase
Post-Extubation Laryngeal Edema Drug: Methylprednisolone Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Post-Extubation Laryngeal Edema With Intravenous Corticosteroids: a Prospective, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Onset of a laryngeal edema within 24 hours after a planned tracheal extubation

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • - Severity of laryngeal edema (minor or major)
  • - Time to onset of edema (in minutes) after tracheal extubation
  • - Need for a tracheal re-intubation

Estimated Enrollment: 670
Study Start Date: December 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2002
Detailed Description:
We conducted a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial of 12-hour-pretreatment by methylprednisolone before a planned extubation in adult patients ventilated for more than 36 hours in the ICU. Methylprednisolone (20 mg) or placebo was first administered intravenously 12 hours before extubation and continued every 4 hours until tube removal. Primary endpoint was the occurrence of laryngeal edema within 24 hours of extubation. Laryngeal edema was clinically diagnosed and considered as major when requiring tracheal reintubation.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult ≥ 18 years
  • Intubated for ≥ 36 hours
  • Scheduled extubation
  • Informed written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • history of postextubation laryngeal dyspnea
  • laryngeal disease
  • tracheotomy
  • patient receiving corticotherapy prior to admission
  • traumatic intubation
  • participation to this study or to another trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00199576

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Service de Réanimation - CH de Brive
Brive, France
Service de Réanimation - CH de Chartres
Chartres, France
Service de Réanimation - CH de Chateauroux
Chateauroux, France
Réanimation polyvalente - Hôpital de Cholet
Cholet, France
Service de Réanimation - CH de Dreux
Dreux, France
Service de Réanimation - CH de Le Mans
Le Mans, France
Service de Réanimation Polyvalente - Hôpital Dupuytren
Limoges, France, 87042
Réanimation polyvalente - Hôpital d'Orléans
Orleans, France
Service Réanimation - CH de Poitiers
Poitiers, France
Service de Réanimation - CH Saint Malo
Saint-Malo, France
Service de Réanimation - CH de Saint Nazaire
Saint-Nazaire, France
Service de Réanimation - CH de Saintes
Saintes, France
Réanimation Médicale - Hôpital Bretonneau
Tours, France
Service de Réanimation - CH de Vannes
Vannes, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Limoges
Study Chair: Eric Bellissant, MD, PhD CHU Rennes
Principal Investigator: Bruno Francois, MD CH Limoges
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00199576     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AFSSAPS 001533
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Limoges:
Laryngotracheal injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Laryngeal Edema
Signs and Symptoms
Laryngeal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Prednisolone acetate
Methylprednisolone acetate
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
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