Systematic Early Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in ARDS Patients

This study has been completed.
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Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier:
First received: March 6, 2006
Last updated: October 9, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
The use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) in ARDS patients has not been extensively investigated. The aim of the study is to show a reduction of the mortality rate of ARDS patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: cisatracurium
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Cisatracurium besilate
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Systematic Early Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in ARDS Patients

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of the mortality rate of ARDS patients at d90 [ Time Frame: 36 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mortality at day 28, day 60, day 180 and ICU mortality, Ventilator-free days and alive at day 28 and day 60, Exposure time to FIO2 > 80% or PEEP > 10 cmH2O during the first 7 days, Sedatives and analgesics requirements during the first 7 days [ Time Frame: march 2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Organ failure-free days and alive at day 28, Incidence of barotrauma, Incidence of critical illness neuromyopathy, Incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, Quality of life at day 180 [ Time Frame: march 2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 340
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: A Drug: Placebo
physiological serum infusion
Active Comparator: B Drug: cisatracurium Drug: Cisatracurium besilate
Cisatracurium besilate infusion (900mg/day)

Detailed Description:
The use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) in ARDS patients has not been extensively investigated. It has been recently demonstrated that a systematic 48-h infusion of NMBA is associated with a significant improvement in oxygenation as compared with a control group (Gainnier et al., Crit Care Med 2004). Moreover, a trend towards a reduction in the mortality rate has been observed. The aim of the study is to show a reduction of the mortality rate of ARDS patients.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ARDS with a PaO2 / FiO2 < 150 with a PEEP > 5 since less than 48 hrs
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • NMBA allergy
  • Continuous administration of NMBA for ARDS prior inclusion
  • Age < 18 yrs
  • SAPS II > 70
  • Persistent air leak
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00299650

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Principal Investigator: Laurent Papazian, MD Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Pr PAPAZIAN Laurent, ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE MARSEILLE Identifier: NCT00299650     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACURASYS  PHRC 2004 
Study First Received: March 6, 2006
Last Updated: October 9, 2008
Health Authority: France: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille:
mechanical ventilation
muscle relaxants

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinergic Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neuromuscular Agents
Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Nicotinic Antagonists
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
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