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The Specific Elastance in Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS) Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 31, 2005
Last updated: November 30, 2011
Last verified: November 2011

The investigators aim to study the specific elastance in ALI/ARDS patients during invasive mechanical ventilation.

Condition Intervention
Acute Lung Injury
Behavioral: mechanical ventilation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Specific Elastance in Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS) Patients: Barotrauma and Volutrauma

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Further study details as provided by Policlinico Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Specific elastance [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
ALI/ARDS patients and healthy subjects
Behavioral: mechanical ventilation
measurement of specific lung elastance during mechanical ventilation

Detailed Description:

In sedated and paralyzed ALI/ARDS patients, we studied the specific elastance and also, we compared the specific elastance to healthy subjects during invasive mechanical ventilation.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stable ALI/ARDS patients during invasive mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemodynamic failure, pneumothorax
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00143468

Ospedale policlinico
Milano, Italy, 20122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
Principal Investigator: davide chiumello, MD Policlinico Hospital
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, MD, Policlinico Hospital Identifier: NCT00143468     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1160
Study First Received: August 31, 2005
Last Updated: November 30, 2011
Health Authority: Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Policlinico Hospital:
gas exchange
respiratory mechanics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Lung Injury
Lung Injury
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Thoracic Injuries
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