The Specific Elastance in Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS) Patients
The investigators aim to study the specific elastance in ALI/ARDS patients during invasive mechanical ventilation.
|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|
- Specific elastance [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
ALI/ARDS patients and healthy subjects
Behavioral: mechanical ventilation
measurement of specific lung elastance during mechanical ventilation
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.