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PEEP Test and Gas Exchange in ALI/ARDS Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00284102
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 31, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Policlinico Hospital

Brief Summary:
The investigators aim to study the effect of different levels of PEEP in ALI/ARDS patients on gas exchange.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Procedure: Mechanical ventilation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
In a population of ALI/ARDS patients during mechanical ventilation we will evaluate the effect of different levels of PEEP on gas exchange and dead space.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) Test and Gas Exchange in ALI/ARDS Patients
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2008


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
ALI/ARDS patients
Procedure: Mechanical ventilation
measurement of gas exchange, dead space, respiratory mechanics 5, 15, 30, 60 minutes from PEEP change (5 and 15 cmH2O)



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gas exchange, dead space, respiratory mechanics [ Time Frame: 5, 15, 30, 60 minutes from PEEP change ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 90 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ALI/ARDS patients requiring mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Barotrauma

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00284102


Locations
Italy
Policlinico Hospital
Milano, Italy, 20122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Davide Chiumello, MD Policlinico Hospital

Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00284102     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1700
First Posted: January 31, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008

Keywords provided by Policlinico Hospital:
gas exchange
dead space
respiratory failure
ALI/ARDS patients

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