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Effects of Variable Ventilation on Respiratory System of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00202098
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of variable ventilation on respiratory system of patients affected by acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
ARDS Procedure: Variable ventilation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

In this interventional study we want to evaluate the effect of Variable ventilation (1) in patients with ARDS. Patients will be mechanically ventilated with Variable Ventilation (3 step with increased level of variability) and "traditional" CMV, for a total of 4 step. Each step lasts in 60 minutes. During this period we will record the gas exchange parameters and the mechanics of the respiratory system.

1. Arold S, Mora R, Lutchen K, et al. Variable ventilation improves lung mechanics and gas exchange in a rodent model of acute lung injury. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2000; 165: 366-71.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Variable Ventilation on Respiratory System of ARDS Patients
Study Start Date : March 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2015


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
ALI/ARDS patients
Procedure: Variable ventilation
Patients will be mechanically ventilated with Variable Ventilation (3 step with increased level of variability) and "traditional" CMV, for a total of 4 step. Each step lasts in 60 minutes. During this period the investigators will record the gas exchange parameters and the mechanics of the respiratory system.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gas exchange and respiratory mechanics [ Time Frame: within the first 60 minutes from the ventilatory change ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ARDS criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 18 years
  • Severe haemodynamic instability
  • Patients with clinical or instrumental evidence of flow-limitation (i.e., PEEPi)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00202098


Locations
Italy
Policlinico Hospital
Milan, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paolo Taccone, MD Policlinico Hospital, milan

Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, MD, Policlinico Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00202098     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 19, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Keywords provided by Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital:
ARDS
mechanical ventilation
variable ventilation
chaotic ventilation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Acute Lung Injury
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Lung Injury
Respiratory System Agents