Epidemiology of Respiratory Insufficiency in Critical Care (ERICC)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 30, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederico Perego Costa, Hospital Sirio-Libanes

Brief Summary:
Acute respiratory failure is a common entity in intensive care units nowadays and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, thus representing a major health problem. Most of the published epidemiological studies on this condition were performed when modern ventilatory strategies and non-invasive ventilation were not available. Therefore, an actual evaluation on the incidence and outcomes of this syndrome is mandatory. We will perform an observational prospective study of patients admitted with acute respiratory insufficiency in several ICUs in Brazil.

Condition or disease
Acute Respiratory Failure

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 773 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epidemiological Study of Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure Admitted to Brazilian Intensive Care Units
Study Start Date : June 2011
Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Study Completion Date : November 2011

acute respiratory failure

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. hospital mortality [ Time Frame: 15 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. incidence of acute respiratory failure [ Time Frame: 15 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients admitted to intensive care units in Brazil with acute respiratory failure

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Need for non-invasive or invasive mechanical ventilation for more than 24 hours in the first 48 hours of admission to the intensive care unit.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Tracheostomized patients
  • Patients admitted to ICUs for monitoring or in post-operatory of non-complicated surgeries.
  • Patients with cancer on terminal stage.

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Hospital Sirio-Libanes
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01308050
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Sirio-Libanes
Study Chair: Luciano CP Azevedo, MD, PhD Hospital Sirio-Libanes
Principal Investigator: Marcelo Park, MD, PhD Hospital Sirio-Libanes
Principal Investigator: Guilherme PP Schettino, MD, PhD Hospital Sirio-Libanes
Principal Investigator: Marcio Soares, MD, PhD Instituto D`Or de Pesquisa e Ensino
Principal Investigator: Jorge IF Salluh, MD, PhD Instituto D`Or de Pesquisa e Ensino

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Frederico Perego Costa, Attending physincian, Hospital Sirio-Libanes Identifier: NCT01268410     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSL2010/51
First Posted: December 30, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012

Keywords provided by Frederico Perego Costa, Hospital Sirio-Libanes:
Acute respiratory failure
Acute lung injury
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Mechanical Ventilation
Non-Invasive Ventilation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Insufficiency
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases