Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in Acute Lung Injury/Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Recruitment status was Recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||April 27, 2006|
|Last Updated Date||February 18, 2011|
|Start Date ICMJE||January 2006|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00319631 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in Acute Lung Injury/Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)|
|Official Title ICMJE||Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in Acute Lung Injury/Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)|
Understanding the role VEGF plays in ARDS consequently provides an ideal opportunity to discover new therapies for ARDS.
In previous lab experiments, we observed evidence of pulmonary edema following alveolar epithelial overexpression of VEGF, suggesting a potential role for VEGF in ARDS. In addition, we found that preventing VEGF from reaching its target receptor(s) by overexpressing a soluble form of a VEGF receptor protein prevents edema formation.
These observations heighten the plausibility of VEGF playing an important role in the development of increased pulmonary capillary permeability during acute lung injury. Understanding this role VEGF plays in ARDS consequently provides an ideal opportunity to discover new therapies for ARDS.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Non-Probability Sample|
Subjects for the study will be drawn from endotracheally intubated inpatients of The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center diagnosed with ALI or ARDS or who are at risk for developing ARDS.
|Condition ICMJE||Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Recruiting|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||32|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
- Individuals who are too hypoxemic for bronchoscopy to be performed safely. Patients requiring V\0z > 0.7 and/or PEEP 15 will be excluded.
2. If the patient will be unable to tolerate bronchoscopy because of severe
acidosis, tension pneumothorax, active bronchospasm, hemodynamically significant cardiac arrhythmia, or intractable shock as defined as the inability to maintain a mean arterial pressure 60 mmHg or severe uncorrectable bleeding diathesis (tendency) or as otherwise determined by the pulmonary physician.
3. Females who are pregnant will not be accepted into the study. 4. Patients with recent (48 hours) acute myocardial infraction will not be accepted into the study.
5. Patients with a history of adverse reactions to lidocaine will be not be accepted into the study. 6. Patients who lack capacity to give informed consent due to acute panic attack, "intensive care unit" psychosis or other psychologic dysfunction.
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00319631|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||VEGF in ARDS|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Yes|
|Responsible Party||Dr. Robert J. Kaner, Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Genetic Medicine|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|
|Verification Date||February 2011|
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