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Lung Open Ventilation to Decrease Mortality in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (LOVS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00182195
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 23, 2007
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
McMaster University

Brief Summary:
A multinational, randomized trial comparing two lung protecting strategies of respiratory life support among critically ill patients with severe lung injury.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Procedure: Control Ventilation Strategy Phase 3

Detailed Description:
To compare an innovative Lung Open Ventilation strategy with a proven low tidal volume strategy, hypothesizing that the Lung Open Ventilation strategy may reduce mortality, other organ dysfunction, and the duration of mechanical ventilation, intensive care, and hospital stay.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 980 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Trial of a Lung-Open Ventilation Strategy in Acute Lung Injury
Study Start Date : August 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hospital Mortality

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality attributed to respiratory failure
  2. Duration of respiratory failure and duration of mechanical failure
  3. Evaluation of respiratory function during mechanical ventilation
  4. Incidence of barotraumas
  5. Non-respiratory organ dysfunction

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Acute respiratory insufficiency (within past 28 days)
  • Bilateral infiltrates on frontal chest radiograph
  • Hypoxemia, defined as PaO2/FiO2<=250

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary cause of respiratory failure is cardiac
  • Anticipated duration of mechanical ventilation < 48 hours
  • Inability to wean other experimental ventilation strategies
  • Severe chronic respiratory disease
  • Neuromuscular disease that will prolong mechanical ventilation
  • Conditions where hypercapnia-induced intracranial hypertension should be avoided
  • Morbid obesity (> 1Kg per cm body weight)
  • Pregnancy
  • Very unlikely to survive and lack of commitment to life support Underlying irreversible condition with 6 month mortality >= 50%
  • Greater than 48 hours elapsed since first eligible
  • Current participation in competing trial
  • Lack of physician, patient or proxy consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00182195

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Canada, Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences - General Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8L 5G4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
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Principal Investigator: Maureen O Meade, MD, FRCPC McMaster University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00182195    
Other Study ID Numbers: 38141-1
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 23, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Acute Lung Injury
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Lung Injury