Lung Sonography in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Intensive Care Unit
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01881061|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 19, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2013
|Condition or disease|
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a clinical syndrome that often occurs in critically ill patients.
Patients with ARDS invariably require mechanical ventilation to improve oxygen transport. An improvement in oxygenation can be obtained by an increase in positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP).
In critically ill patients with ARDS, lung imaging is been held by the use of chest radiography and the "gold standard" technique, Computed Tomography (CT).
We designed an observational study in which we included patients under mechanical ventilation admitted in our ICU. In all patients PEEP changes were applied and lung sonography was performed.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Study Start Date :||September 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2011|
- Non aerated lung area changes [ Time Frame: 20 min after PEEP trial ]
- Arterial oxygen and carbon dioxide partial pressure [ Time Frame: 20 min after PEEP trial ]
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|First Critical Care Unit, Evaggelismos Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens|
|Athens, Attiki, Greece, 10676|
|Study Chair:||Serafim Nanas, MD||University of Athens|