Grip Test in Ventilated ICU Patients (griptest92)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2011 by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 28, 2011
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann

Brief Summary:
ICU patients do experience extubation failure. Guidelines rarely include muscle strength criteria. Prior work indicates that grip strength is a reliable surrogate for muscle strength. The purpose of the study is to assess the success rate of mechanical ventilation weaning based on the grip test.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients Procedure: grip test Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Role of the Grip Test in the Evaluation of Extubation Success in ICU Patients.
Study Start Date : January 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Flu

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: grip test
    Muscle strength measurement by hand-held dynamometer

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Extubation success [ Time Frame: 48 hours without reintubation ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mechanically ventilated ICU patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • tracheotomy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01305421

CHU Brugmann Recruiting
Brussels, Belgium, 1020
Contact: David De Bels, MD    +32 2 477 9293   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann

Responsible Party: De Bels, David, MD, CHU Brugmann Identifier: NCT01305421     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: griptest92
First Posted: February 28, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2011
Last Verified: February 2011

Keywords provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann:
muscle strength
mechanical ventilation