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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Clinical Trials

A listing of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (35) clinical trials

Observational Cohort Study of Distribution of Ventilation in Pediatrics Requiring Mechanical Ventilation by Electrical Impedance Tomography

Specific Aims/Objectives Specific Aim 1: To determine regional compliance and distribution of ventilation in a cohort of children requiring mechanical ventilation. Hypothesis - Abnormal distribution of ventilation will be discovered in all patients. Specific Aim 2: To determine changes in regional distribution of ventilation over the course of mechanical ventilation ...

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Molecular Epidemiology of ARDS

BACKGROUND The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. In the United States alone there are 150,000 cases per year. Although there have been significant scientific advances in understanding the clinical and pathophysical aspects of the syndrome, there is as yet ...

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Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in Acute Lung Injury/Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (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 ...

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Continuous Exhaled Breath Condensate pH in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

The investigators have developed a method of collecting exhaled breath condensate pH continually from ventilated patients, which (1) takes samples from an exhaust port on the outside of the ventilator circuit, and (2) possesses no measurable resistance to the ventilator circuit (and, therefore the sampling procedure in no way affects ...


Understanding the Role of Genes and Biomarkers in the Blood Clotting Process in Children With Acute Lung Injury

ALI/ARDS is a life-threatening condition that involves inflammation of the lungs and fluid accumulation in the air sacs, which leads to low blood oxygen levels and respiratory failure. Common causes include pneumonia, sepsis, and lung trauma. Symptoms, including breathing difficulty, low blood pressure, and organ failure, usually develop within 24 ...

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Screening Expiratory Flow Limitation by Flow-time Curve

Expiratory flow limitation (EFL) is defined as a dynamic condition that expiratory flow cannot be further increased with higher expiratory driving pressure. Under mechanical ventilation, it can cause intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and dynamic hyperinflation, and be associated with worse clinical outcome. The detection of EFL however needs special ...

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Blood Recirculation and vvECMO

A prospective, observational study will be performed measuring recirculation of blood through a veno-venous Extracoporeal Membrane Oxygenation (vvECMO) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on vvECMO. ECMO blood flow will be adjusted with respect to recirculation.

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Lung and Systemic Inflammation in the Critically Ill Patient

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a devastating form of acute lung inflammation, that may be caused by a variety of insults with pulmonary and systemic infectious disease being the most common predisposing factor. Sepsis, on the other hand, represents the systemic inflammatory response to an invading pathogen, which may ...

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Prone Position Impact in ARDS Patients on the Incidence of Central Venous Catheter Colonization

Catheter-associated infection prevention is achieved by identification of the population at risk. Patients receiving prone position Under acute respiratory distress syndrome appear to be particularly vulnerable. This retrospective study is designed to compare the risk of catheter colonization that could be induced or worsened by prone position. Knowing that, prone ...

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Re-Evaluation of Systemic Early Neuromuscular Blockade and Transthoracic Ultrasound Assessment of the Diaphragm

A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that mechanical ventilation injures the respiratory muscles, particularly the diaphragm. Due to the deleterious effects of diaphragm inactivity on diaphragm function, there are important concerns about the risk of diaphragm weakness and difficult liberation from mechanical ventilation following neuromuscular blockade. Sonographic measurements of ...

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