Spirometry in Mechanically Ventilated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2009 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 5, 2011
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Patients with COPD who deteriorate to Respiratory Failure pose a challenge to the intensivist both in ventilating an obstructed patient and in weaning from mechanical ventilation.

Currently there are no accepted extubation criteria in COPD patients that could predict successful weaning from mechanical ventilation. In this study we will attempt to correlate spirometric data to eventual weaning from mechanical ventilation.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
COPD patients who deteriorate to Respiratory Failure will be recruited. Sedation will be interrupted daily, and each day once the patient is awake and cooperative, spirometry will be performed. FEV1 and FVC will be recorded and later correlated to eventual rate of successful extubation.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Spirometry in Mechanically Ventilated COPD Patients: Correlation of Lung Function Tests to Successful Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation
Study Start Date : September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2012

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
COPD patients with respiratory failure due to COPD exacerbation, and on mechanical ventilation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • >18
  • Mechanically ventilated due to COPD exacerbation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • decreased level of consciousness
  • uncooperative patient
  • Bronchial asthma

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00965029

Contact: Arie Soroksky, MD 972-8-9779320

Arie Soroksky Not yet recruiting
Beer Yaakov, Zerifin, Israel, 70300
Contact: Arie Soroksky, MD    972-8-9779320   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Arie Soroksky, MD General ICU, Assaf Harofe MC, Zerifin, Israel

Responsible Party: Arie Soroksky, M.D., General ICU, Assaf Harofe Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel Identifier: NCT00965029     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 101/09
First Posted: August 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2011
Last Verified: August 2009

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases