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Acute Lung Injury After Allogeneic Transplantation - Diagnosis and Early Treatment

This study has been completed.
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Technische Universität Dresden Identifier:
First received: February 26, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2009
History: No changes posted

Acute lung injury (ALI) is an early complication after allogeneic transplantation causing significant mortality and morbidity. Little is known on early markers and treatment of this complication. Recent data (Hilbert et al.) suggested a beneficial effect of Non-Invasive-Ventilation in ALI-patients immunosuppressed because a many different reasons including stem-cell transplantation.

The investigators study is designed to evaluate early markers of ALI after allogeneic transplantation. In case ALI is documented patients are randomized to either conventional therapy (oxygen-support) or conventional therapy plus intermittent Non-Invasive Ventilation. The hypothesis is that Non-Invasive Ventilation improves outcome of ALI after allogeneic transplantation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Lung Injury Other: Intermittent Non-Invasive Ventilation Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Randomized Clinical Trial on the Use of Early Intermittent Non-Invasive Ventilation in Patients Suffering From Acute Lung Injury After Allogeneic Transplantation

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Further study details as provided by Technische Universität Dresden:

Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: December 2001
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Oxygen
Conventional Treatment including Oxygen-support
Experimental: NIV
Conventional Treatment plus intermittent Non-Invasive-Ventilation
Other: Intermittent Non-Invasive Ventilation


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

Inclusion Criteria:

patients undergoing allogeneic transplantation presenting with at least two of the following criteria

  • Respiratory rate >25 / min
  • Oxygenation Index <300
  • Continuous oxygen-saturation <92% whilst breathing room air

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Indication for Emergency intubation
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Left ventricular failure
  • GCS <8
  • No consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00852605

Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität Dresden
Principal Investigator: Illmer Thomas, Ph D Medizinische Klinik I - Universitätsklinikum Carl-Gustav-Carus Dresden
  More Information Identifier: NCT00852605     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIV2001
Study First Received: February 26, 2009
Last Updated: February 26, 2009

Keywords provided by Technische Universität Dresden:
Acute Lung Injury after allogeneic transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Lung Injury
Acute Lung Injury
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Thoracic Injuries
Respiration Disorders processed this record on August 16, 2017