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Continuous Monitoring of Lung Ventilation

This study has been completed.
Carmel Medical Center
Bnai Zion Medical Center
Rambam Health Care Campus
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pneumedicare Ltd. Identifier:
First received: December 15, 2008
Last updated: March 21, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

Background: Patients that suffer from respiratory failure and need mechanical ventilation are at risk of further deterioration due to complications induced by progression of lung disease or the mechanical ventilation. The complications usually develop in a progressive manner, but are currently detected relatively late, when there is already severe and life threatening deterioration in patient oxygenation and sometimes irreversible damages.

Objective:To measure chest wall dynamics, derived from sensors placed on the chest and abdomen.

Methods: The system comprises of patches attached to the chest wall and upper abdomen that include mechanical sensors that measure the mechanics of lung inflation and deflation.

Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Pulmonary Ventilation; Newborn, Abnormal
Respiration Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Continuous Monitoring of Lungs Ventilation Dynamics by Small Surface Patches That Include Safe Mechanical Sensors. A Multicenter Study.

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Further study details as provided by Pneumedicare Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • A data-bank of the recordings obtained at various clinical settings acquired by the sensors [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Establishment of a novel data bank that includes clinical cases of changes in ventilation and the comparison between the different monitored parameters. [ Time Frame: one year ]

Enrollment: 77
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2015
Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Newborns needing respiratory monitoring
Premature and term newborn infants (male/female)

Detailed Description:

Patients that suffer from respiratory failure and need mechanical ventilation are at risk of further life threatening deterioration following the development of mechanical problems related to airway management, development of lung barotrauma or displacement of the endotracheal tube.

Neonates especially need tight and sensitive monitoring of lung ventilation, because of the high prevalence of lung disease and need for ventilatory support in this population.


The system comprises of patches attached to the chest wall and to the epigastrium. The patches include sensors that measure the mechanics of the lung inflation and deflation.

Study protocol

  • Following parental informed consent, three patches will be placed on both sides of the chest and over the epigastric area in infants that require tight respiratory monitoring.
  • The patches will be placed just beside the ECG patches.
  • The placement of the patches will be performed by a physician.
  • The monitoring can be preformed as long as the baby needs a tight respiratory monitoring. The patches will be replaced according to routine replacement policy of patches in the neonatal intensive care units, and at the regular time defined by the attending staff, and no longer than 24 hours. At the end of the data acquisition, the patches will be removed.
  • No additional intervention is required.
  • The patient will be inspected by the supervising physician involve in the research.
  • It will not provide any data that may alter the treatment and will not interfere or influence the other monitoring devices that are used to evaluate the clinical status of the patient.
  • The other parameters that are regularly monitored, that are displayed on the bedside monitor and respirator will be recorded by the research assistant. The ventilated baby will be identified by a study number. There will be a separate database for the measurements and the demographic and clinical data. There will be no disclosure of the patient's identity along with the data analysis and publication of the results or communication to authorities or other medical practitioners.

Equipment safety:

The system is safe for the use in human subjects. The whole system is approved for safety according to the acquired standard ICE-60601


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Infants that require tight monitoring of lung ventilation admited to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infants that require tight monitoring of lung ventilation.
  • Parents that understand and read Hebrew or Russian or Arabic.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parental refusal to participate in the study.
  • Premature babies under 700 grams.
  • Prematurity below 26 weeks gestation.
  • Severe edematous babies (Hydrops fetalis).
  • Severe Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, initial brain injury or severe intracranial bleeding.
  • Skin reactions to the adhesive patches.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00810186

Bnai Zion Medical Center
Haifa, Israel
Department of Neonatology, Carmel Medical Center
Haifa, Israel
Rambam Health Care Campus
Haifa, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pneumedicare Ltd.
Carmel Medical Center
Bnai Zion Medical Center
Rambam Health Care Campus
Study Director: Dan Waisman, MD Department of Neonatology Carmel Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Pneumedicare Ltd. Identifier: NCT00810186     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NEO-01/2008
Study First Received: December 15, 2008
Last Updated: March 21, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Respiration Disorders
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Newborn, Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017