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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Non-intubated Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2013 by Hannover Medical School.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marius Hoeper, MD, Hannover Medical School Identifier:
First received: August 15, 2012
Last updated: March 9, 2013
Last verified: March 2013

Proof-of-concept study addressing the feasibility of awake ECMO (v/v) in patients with acute respiratory failure

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: ECMO
Procedure: ECMO in non-intubated patients
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Awake Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Acute Respiratory Failure A Non-controlled, Single-center, Investigator-initiated Prove-of-concept Study

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Further study details as provided by Hannover Medical School:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevention of endotrachael intubation [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    - N=6 patients will be enrolled in this exploratory pilot trial; if endotracheal intubation can be avoided in 2 or more of these patients, the trial will be considered positive. In that case, the next step would be a larger trial to better define the patient population with the highest likelihood of responding to this new therapeutic concept.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    ECMO-related complications

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Oxygenation index [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    regular assessment during ICU stay

Estimated Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Use of ECMO in non-intubated patients
ECMO will be used in non-intubated patients with ARDS
Device: ECMO Procedure: ECMO in non-intubated patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 18-75 yrs with acute respiratory failure due to ARDS or pneumonia fulfilling standard criteria for endotracheal intubation

    • Severe and progressive hypoxemia, i.e. PaO2 < 60 mmHg or SaO2 < 90% on O2 > 10 l/min not tolerating noninvasive ventilation, or
    • PaO2/FiO2 < 200 not improving or deteriorating on noninvasive ventilation, or
    • Respiratory distress and hypoxemia not fulfilling the criteria above with clinical impression of the ICU attending that intubation and mechanical ventilation are mandated
  • Patient considered eligible by at least two investigators of this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient does not fulfill the inclusion criteria
  • Uncontrolled malignancy
  • Severe and untreatable coagulation or bleeding disorders (INR > 2,0; aPTT > 60s, Platelet count < 50.000/µl, all after substitution)
  • Stroke within the past 3 months
  • Uncontrolled sepsis or septic shock
  • Multiorgan failure involving > 2 organ systems
  • Norepinephrine dose > 1 mg/h
  • Hyperdynamic circulation, indicated by cardiac index > 4.0 l/min/m2 (measured by PiCCO or Swan-Ganz catheter), or SvO2 > 80%
  • Cardiac pump failure, indicated by echocardiography (EF < 40%), PiCCO or Swan Ganz catheter (CI < 2,5 l/min/m2 despite adequate volume management), or SvO2 < 50% (provided Hb > 9,0 g/dl and SaO2 > 90%), or the need for inotropes (dobutamine, epinephrine, levosimendan)
  • Clinical or echocardiographic signs of pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular dysfunction
  • APACHE-II score15 < 25
  • Other conditions suggesting that the patient would benefit from intubation and mechanical ventilation
  • Severe neurological disorders
  • Estimated mortality due to severity of acute and/or underlying illness > 50%
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01669863

Hannover Medical School
Hannover, Germany, 30625
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hannover Medical School
Principal Investigator: Marius M Hoeper, MD Hannover Medical School
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Marius Hoeper, MD, Principle Investigator, Hannover Medical School Identifier: NCT01669863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHH-6208
Study First Received: August 15, 2012
Last Updated: March 9, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics committee Hannover Medical School

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ARDS processed this record on March 03, 2015