Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Levels in Patients in Non Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
Procedure: Non invasive mechanical ventilation
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Evaluation of BNP in Patients With Severe Acute Respiratory Failure Requiring Non Invasive Mechanical Ventilation|
|Study Start Date:||May 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2009|
The aim of the study is to evaluate in patients with severe acute respiratory failure requiring non invasive mechanical ventilation BNP levels at admission and during the following 24 hours during non invasive mechanical ventilation (Non Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation or Continuous positive airway pressure).
Because in patients affected by acute respiratory failure it is often difficult to distinguish if the disease precipitating the respiratory failure is a cardiac disease or a lung disease, aim of the present study is to evaluate the discriminating role that BNP could have in this group of patients; evaluation will be completed, once obtained clinical stabilisation, with an echocardiography and respiratory functional test.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00453726
|Ospedale San Giovanni Bosco Medicina d'Urgenza|
|Torino, Piedmont, Italy, 10154|
|Principal Investigator:||Giovanni Ferrari, MD||Ospedale San Giovanni Bosco ASL4 Torino Italy|