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Biomarker of Lung Injury in ARDS Patients Receiving ECMO Support (ARDS)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01967602
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2013 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 23, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 23, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The goal of this project is to find a marker expression that the investigators can use to trace symptom progression and develop a more efficient therapy to enhance ARDS patient survival rate and better post-ICU life quality.

Condition or disease
ARDS Multi-organ Failure

Detailed Description:
The investigators will first identify acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients receiving ECMO support in ICU at National Taiwan University Hospital, and then collect blood, urine and bronchioalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples at different time points: before setting up ECMO, 2, 6, 12, 24, 72 hours,5 and 14 days after ECMO installment, time to wean ECMO and the day removing ECMO and leaving ICU. From the samples, the free radicals, cytokines (IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-18,tumor necrosis factor-α, transforming growth factor-β), and inflammasome- related markers, immune cell responses and other biochemical markers would be measured. The novel biomarkers to predict the outcome of the patient will be identified.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 70 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Biomarker of Lung Injury in ARDS Patients Receiving ECMO Support
Study Start Date : October 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2015

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality or multi-organ failure [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    Patients who survived for more than 7 days after ECMO treatment were defined as survival, and non-survival patients were defined as expired or multiple organ failure incompatible with life within 7 days after ECMO installation.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Plasma, Cell, BALF, Urine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who are admitted to National Taiwan University Hospital for acute respiratory distress syndrome needing ECMO placement.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. >18 years old
  2. ARDS, needing ECMO support

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. pre-existing sepsis
  2. pre-existing chronic renal failure (dialysis dependent), liver failure other diseases precluding chance of survival.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01967602

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National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Shuenn-Wen Kuo, MD    0972651448   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Shuenn-Wen Kuo, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01967602    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201103056RB
First Posted: October 23, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 23, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013
Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Injury
Multiple Organ Failure
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Thoracic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Pathologic Processes