Assessment of NeuroBOX and NeuroPAP in Infants. (NeuroPap2)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03650478|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 28, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2018
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV, delivered via a mask or cannulas) permits to reduce the need for tracheal intubation in infants who needs a ventilatory support. NIV can be delivered with nasal CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or NIPPV (nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation). The synchronization of the respiratory support according to the patient's demand is very difficult to obtain in infants with the conventional ventilatory modes. In all these ventilatory modes, the end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is fixed and set by the clinician. However, since infants are prone to alveolar collapse and must compensate for a non-compliant chest wall, an active and ongoing management of PEEP is very important to prevent the lung de-recruitment.
A new respiratory support system (NeuroPAP) has been developed to address these issues of synchronization and control of PEEP. This new system uses diaphragmatic tonic activity (Edi) that reflects the patient's efforts to increase lung recruitment and therefore it continuously controls the delivery of assist continuously both during inspiration (like NAVA) and during expiration, allowing a unique neural control of PEEP.
A new device, the NeuroBOX, permits to deliver NIV with NeuroPAP, CPAP, or NIPPV, and also to serve as a cardio-respiratory monitor, tracking and displaying cardiac and respiratory signals, trends, and cardio-vascular events.
The two main objectives of this study are: 1- To evaluate the clinical impact of NeuroPAP in infants with high tonic Edi; 2- To characterize the cardio-respiratory pattern and its relationship with cerebral perfusion of infants with noninvasive support, using the monitoring capacity of the NeuroBOX.
The investigators expect that NeuroPAP will permit to improve the efficiency of NIV in infants, through the better synchronization and the personalization of the expiratory pressure level in response to the patient needs.
This study will be conducted in two subgroups of patients at high risk of elevated tonic Edi and of cardio-respiratory events: a subgroup of premature infants and a subgroup of infants with bronchiolitis.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pediatric Respiratory Diseases Bronchiolitis Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome||Device: NeuroPAP ventilation (2h) and NeuroBox monitoring (23h) Device: NeuroPAP ventilation (4h) and NeuroBox monitoring (25h)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Prospective single center crossover study with two different arms, one conducted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the other in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Clinical Assessment of the NeuroBOX, a Cardio-respiratory Monitor Combined With a Fully Neurally Controlled Non-invasive Ventilator, in Infants.|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||October 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 1, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 31, 2020|
Experimental: Premature infants group
NeuroPAP ventilation (2h) and NeuroBox monitoring (23h)
Device: NeuroPAP ventilation (4h) and NeuroBox monitoring (25h)
Patients will be successively ventilated with conventional NIV (30 min with the conventional ventilator, 30 min with the NeuroBOX), and NeuroPAP (3 hours). An additional 20-hour period of recordings (with conventional NIV) will be conducted to characterize the neural breathing pattern, prevalence of apneas and tonic activation during conventional treatment. Finally, a second 1-hour period with NeuroPAP will be conducted
Experimental: Bronchiolitis group
NeuroPAP ventilation (4h) and NeuroBox monitoring (25h)
Device: NeuroPAP ventilation (2h) and NeuroBox monitoring (23h)
Patients will be successively ventilated with conventional NIV (30 min with the conventional ventilator, 30 min with the NeuroBOX), and NeuroPAP (1 hour). An additional 20-hour period of recordings (with conventional NIV) will be conducted to characterize the neural breathing pattern, prevalence of apneas and tonic activation during conventional treatment. Finally, a second 1-hour period with NeuroPAP will be conducted
- Changes in indices of respiratory unloading [ Time Frame: Last 5-minute period of each condition phase ]The inspiratory and tonic Edi will be extracted from the NeuroBOX during each phase. The mWCAS, a clinical scale of work of breathing, will be blindly collected during each ventilatory condition in the bronchiolitis patients.
- Incidence of cardio-respiratory events [ Time Frame: over 25 hours (Entire recordings) ]the number of apneas >20s, with and without desaturations and with/without bradycardia, and the number of bradycardia will be extracted from the NeuroBOX. This is a descriptive analysis, not a comparative analysis.
- Change in End expiratory lung volume (EELV) level [ Time Frame: 5-minute period before and after the change of ventilatory mode ]change in EELV will be assessed using the 3D video-derived volumetry, comparing the mean EELV level in the 5 minutes before and after the change of ventilatory mode (from conventional NIPPV to NeuroPAP and the reverse).
- Change in Indices of cerebral oxygenation and perfusion [ Time Frame: Last 5-minute period of each condition phase ]FDNIRS-DCS technology will be used to measure the indices of cerebral oxygen metabolism, blood flow and tissue hemoglobin saturation
- Change in comfort level in preterm infants [ Time Frame: Last 5-minute period of each condition phase ]assessed by the bedside nurse in charge using the Pain/Agitation component of the validated scale N-PASS (neonatal pain, agitation, and sedation scale). The Pain/Agitation component varies from 0 to 10, and a lower score reflects a better comfort.
- Change in comfort level in infants with bronchiolitis. [ Time Frame: Last 5-minute period of each condition phase ]assessed by the bedside nurse in charge using the validated scale FLACC (Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability scale). The FLACC score varies from 0 to 10 and a lower score reflects a better comfort.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03650478
|Contact: Guillaume Emeriaud, MD PhD||+15143454931 ext email@example.com|
|St. Justine's Hospital|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1C5|
|Principal Investigator:||Guillaume Emeriaud, MD PhD||CHU Sainte Justine, Université de Montréal|