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Pediatric Ventilatory Care in Finland 2010

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University of Oulu Identifier:
First received: May 3, 2011
Last updated: May 4, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
This observational study includes questionnaires send to doctors in all units treating pediatric patients with mechanical ventilation in Finland. Additionally all units treating pediatric patients with mechanical ventilation are invited to perform a quality control-like follow up for 3 months. Patient identity data is not collected, and no interventions to treatment are made.

Condition Intervention
Mechanical Ventilation
Pediatric Intensive Care
Other: Observation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pediatric Ventilatory Care in Finland 2010

Further study details as provided by University of Oulu:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The duration of mechanical ventilation [ Time Frame: 1-2000 hours ]
    Compare the duration of mechanical ventilation in different units in Finland

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ventilator parameters [ Time Frame: 1-2000hours ]
    Comparison of ventilator parameters used during mechanical ventilation of children in pediatric-, neonatal- and adult intensive care units.

Enrollment: 210
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Mechanically ventilated children
All children under 16 years of age who are needing mechanical ventilation for any reason.
Other: Observation
No interventions are made. The purpose of the study is to find out current practices used in pediatric mechanical ventilation.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All children under 16 years needing mechanical ventilation in Finland from 13th of September 2010 to 19th of December 2010.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age under 16 years
  • Mechanical ventilation during the follow up period
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01348295

University Hospital of Oulu
Oulu, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, Finland, 90220
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oulu
  More Information

Responsible Party: Outi Peltoniemi, Univerisity of Oulu Identifier: NCT01348295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FIN2010
Study First Received: May 3, 2011
Last Updated: May 4, 2011

Keywords provided by University of Oulu:
Mechanical ventilation
Pediatric intensive care processed this record on May 22, 2017