The Estimation of Abdominal Pressure by the Bladder and Gastric Pressure

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Policlinico Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2005
Last updated: September 24, 2008
Last verified: September 2008

The investigators aim to compare the bladder pressure to the gastric pressure in critically ill patients.

Condition Intervention
Critically Ill Patients
Procedure: measurement of abdominal pressure

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Estimation of Abdominal Pressure by the Bladder and Gastric Pressure

Further study details as provided by Policlinico Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To estimate the bladder pressure [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Critically hill, mechanically ventilated patients
Procedure: measurement of abdominal pressure
measurement of abdominal pressure with different volume and saline temperature

Detailed Description:

In critically ill patients, we will measure the gastric pressure by a gastric balloon and the bladder pressure by the intra-vesical pressure to find the optimal method to estimate the abdominal pressure.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Critically ill patients during invasive mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindication to measure the bladder pressure
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00143494

Policlinico Hospital
Milano, Italy, 20100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
Principal Investigator: davide chiumello, MD Policlinico Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital Identifier: NCT00143494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1200
Study First Received: September 1, 2005
Last Updated: September 24, 2008
Health Authority: Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 16, 2014