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The Specific Elastance in Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS) Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00143468
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 1, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital

Brief Summary:
The investigators aim to study the specific elastance in ALI/ARDS patients during invasive mechanical ventilation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Lung Injury ARDS Behavioral: mechanical ventilation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
In sedated and paralyzed ALI/ARDS patients, we studied the specific elastance and also, we compared the specific elastance to healthy subjects during invasive mechanical ventilation.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Specific Elastance in Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS) Patients: Barotrauma and Volutrauma
Study Start Date : March 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
ALI/ARDS patients and healthy subjects
Behavioral: mechanical ventilation
measurement of specific lung elastance during mechanical ventilation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Specific elastance [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 90 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stable ALI/ARDS patients during invasive mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemodynamic failure, pneumothorax

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00143468

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Ospedale policlinico
Milano, Italy, 20122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
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Principal Investigator: davide chiumello, MD Policlinico Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, MD, Policlinico Hospital Identifier: NCT00143468    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1160
First Posted: September 2, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 1, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011
Keywords provided by Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital:
gas exchange
respiratory mechanics
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Acute Lung Injury
Lung Injury
Wounds and Injuries
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Thoracic Injuries