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Effects of Different Assisted Mechanical Ventilation in Acute Lung Injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Patients

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Davide Chiumello, Policlinico Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 19, 2005
Last updated: November 13, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects in terms of gas exchange, respiratory mechanics and comfort of breathing, of different assisted mechanical ventilation in ALI/ARDS patients.

Condition Intervention
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Other: Mechanical Ventilation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Different Assisted Mechanical Ventilation in ALI/ARDS Patients

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Further study details as provided by Policlinico Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Gas exchange and respiratory mechanics [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
ALI/ARDS patients
Other: Mechanical Ventilation
Four different types of assisted ventilation (pressure support, pressure support plus sigh, BIPAP, variable ventilation)

Detailed Description:

ALI/ARDS patients (during assisted ventilation) will be ventilated with different types of assisted ventilation (pressure support, pressure support plus sigh, BIPAP, variable ventilation) and gas exchange, comfort of breathing, respiratory mechanics and pattern of breathing will be measured.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ALI/ARDS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD patients
  • Barotrauma
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Age less than 18
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00267241

Policlinico Hospital
Milano, Italy, 20122
Sponsors and Collaborators
Policlinico Hospital
Principal Investigator: Davide Chiumello, MD Policlinico Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Davide Chiumello, MD, Policlinico Hospital Identifier: NCT00267241     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1600
Study First Received: December 19, 2005
Last Updated: November 13, 2013
Health Authority: Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Policlinico Hospital:
respiratory mechanics
gas exchange
assisted ventilation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Lung Injury
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Lung Diseases
Lung Injury
Pathologic Processes
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on November 25, 2014