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Extravascular Lung Water Index in Severe Sepsis (EVLI in sepsis)

This study has been completed.
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Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2009
Last updated: September 28, 2009
Last verified: April 2008
To investigate whether extravascular lung water index (EVLI) is an independent predictor for multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in patients with severe sepsis and to determine if increased EVLI may serve as an predictor for MODS and mortality in those patients.

Condition Intervention
Severe Sepsis
Procedure: EVLI was determinated by PiCCO plus system.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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Further study details as provided by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Developement of MODS (multiorgan dysfunction syndrome) and mortality

Enrollment: 67
Arms Assigned Interventions
With and without MODS developement
EVLI was determinated by PiCCO plus system.
Procedure: EVLI was determinated by PiCCO plus system.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All enrolled patients were recruited consecutively on the day of MICU admission and within 24 hours of the diagnosis of severe sepsis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy,
  • Age less than 18 years old, and
  • Uncontrolled malignancy.
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  More Information Identifier: NCT00986271     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 97-0374B
Study First Received: September 27, 2009
Last Updated: September 28, 2009

Keywords provided by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital:
severe sepsis, intensive care units

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 28, 2017