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Epidemiology of Respiratory Insufficiency in Critical Care (ERICC)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederico Perego Costa, Hospital Sirio-Libanes Identifier:
First received: December 29, 2010
Last updated: September 19, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
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.

Acute Respiratory Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epidemiological Study of Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure Admitted to Brazilian Intensive Care Units

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Further study details as provided by Frederico Perego Costa, Hospital Sirio-Libanes:

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

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

Enrollment: 773
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
acute respiratory failure


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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01268410

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
  More Information

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
Study First Received: December 29, 2010
Last Updated: September 19, 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 processed this record on August 16, 2017