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Multicenter National Randomized Controlled Open Label Study Assessing Interest of Non Invasive Ventilation in out-of Hospital Setting During Acute Respiratory Failure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients. VeNIS BPCO (VeNIS BPCO)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2012 by Pierre-Arnaud FORT, Centre Hospitalier d'Agen.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pierre-Arnaud FORT, Centre Hospitalier d'Agen Identifier:
First received: June 21, 2012
Last updated: June 22, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

Goal of the study: To show that prehospital NPPV use for COPD decompensation, as compared to only standard medical treatment, might enable a decrease in intubation rate.

Primary end point: the rate of endotracheal intubation in the first three hours after randomization.

Secondary en points: rate of endotracheal intubation after third hour, rate of prehospital and ICU mortality, ICU days, effects on clinical parameters (respiratory rate, SpO2, heart rate, arterial blood pressure, consciousness) and arterial blood gases (pH, PaCO2, PaO2), 30 days mortality, delays between first medical contact and in-hospital admission, relation between initial pH level and endotracheal intubation.

Inclusion criteria: Adult patients (>18 years), with GCS≥10, known or suspected COPD and presenting acute respiratory decompensation with respiratory acidosis.

Exclusion criteria: Cardiac or respiratory arrest, upper gastro intestinal tract haemorrhage, shock, serious ventricular arrhythmia, severe sepsis, multiple organ failure, serious cranial-facial trauma, upper airways obstruction, undrained pneumothorax, uncooperative-agitated patients refusing the technique, respiratory distress with bradypnoea < 12/min, pauses gasps repeated bradycardia, intractable vomiting, acute traumatic tetraplegia, persistant hemodynamic instability with PAS<90mmHg, ensuitable environment.

Randomization: Assignment to NPPV group or standard therapy group will be performed at the time of arrival of the SAMU team to the patient, by calling a physician located at the calldispatch center who will connect to the web site of the clinical research unit from Bordeaux university hospital.

Period of study: 25 months (24 months for patients inclusion and 1 month for follow-up).

Number of patients: 199 patients in each group i.e 398 patients (significance level of 5%, power of 80%; 50% expected decrease of intubation rate, i.e. from 20 to 10%).

Main investigator: Dr Pierre-Arnaud Fort, MD, Pôle Urgences-SAMU47-Réanimation, Centre Hospitalier Saint-Esprit - Agen.

Participating centers : 20 SAMU-SMUR corresponding to 19 departments in France.

Condition Intervention
Acute Respiratory Failure
Exacerbation of COPD
Non Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
Out of Hospital Setting
Other: Non invasive ventilation
Other: conventional medical treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter National Randomized Controlled Open Label Study Assessing Interest of Non Invasive Ventilation in out-of Hospital Setting During Acute Respiratory Failure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients. VeNIS BPCO

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Further study details as provided by Pierre-Arnaud FORT, Centre Hospitalier d'Agen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • rate of endotracheal intubation in the first three hours after randomization [ Time Frame: third hour after randomization ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • rate of endotracheal intubation after third hour [ Time Frame: after third hour during hospitalization ]

Estimated Enrollment: 398
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Non invasive ventilation with conventional treatment Other: Non invasive ventilation
After nebulisation of bronchodilatators and administration of corticosteroid therapy, non invasive positive pressure ventilation will be started out of hospital and continuously in COPD patient with acute respiratory distress and respiratory acidosis, using a facial mask, with initial level of inspiratory pressure at 8 mmHg then according to VTe and/or respiratory rate; expiratory pressure at 4 mmHg then according to persistance of inspiratory work, level of FiO2 for an objective of SpO2 between 88 and 92%. In case of failure, NIV will be stopped and endotracheal intubation realized if indicate.
Active Comparator: conventional medical treatment Other: conventional medical treatment
Conventional medical treatment includes nebulization of bronchodilatators every 15-20 minutes until hospital and corticosteroid therapy. If indicate during out of hospital setting, endotracheale intubation will be realized. After admission in hospital, non invasive ventilation could be started.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients ≥ 18 years,
  • Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≥ 10,
  • Written consent,
  • Beneficiary social security regiment,
  • Known or suspected COPD,
  • Acute respiratory failure with FR > 25cycles/min,
  • Setting concerned of the additional respiratory muscles and/or, paradoxical abdominal breathing,
  • SpO2 < 90% with oxygen or decreasing rapidly under 90% with stop oxygen,
  • PaCO2 > 45mmHg and pH < 7,35.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiac or respiratory arrest,
  • Upper gastro intestinal tract haemorrhage,
  • Shock,
  • Serious ventricular arrhythmia,
  • Severe sepsis,
  • Multiple organ failure,
  • Serious cranial-facial trauma,
  • Upper airways obstruction,
  • Undrained pneumothorax,
  • Uncooperative-agitated patients refusing the technique,
  • Respiratory distress with bradypnoea < 12/min, pauses gasps repeated bradycardia,
  • Intractable vomiting,
  • Acute traumatic tetraplegia,
  • Persistant hemodynamic instability with PAS<90mmHg,
  • Ensuitable environment,
  • Acute coronary syndrome,
  • Serious acute asthma,
  • Acute pulmonary edema,
  • Acute respiratory insufficiency with lung before healthy,
  • Gas of blood non available.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01626937

Contact: pierre-arnaud fort +33-0553697093

Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier d'Agen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Pierre-Arnaud FORT, doctor, Centre Hospitalier d'Agen Identifier: NCT01626937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-A01382-39
Study First Received: June 21, 2012
Last Updated: June 22, 2012

Keywords provided by Pierre-Arnaud FORT, Centre Hospitalier d'Agen:
Acute respiratory failure
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Non invasive ventilation
Out of hospital

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Insufficiency
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017