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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 (88) clinical trials

Safety Study of Inhaled Carbon Monoxide to Treat Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a syndrome of severe acute lung inflammation and hypoxemic respiratory failure with an incidence of 180,000 cases annually in the U.S.Despite decades of research and recent advances in lung protective ventilator strategies, morbidity and mortality remain unacceptably high. Furthermore, no specific effective pharmacologic ...


Efficacy Study of Dexamethasone to Treat the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an inflammatory disease process of the lungs as a response to both direct and indirect insults, characterized clinically by severe hypoxemia, reduced lung compliance, and bilateral radiographic infiltrates. ARDS is caused by an insult to the alveolar-capillary membrane that results in increased permeability ...


Measuring Energy Expenditure in ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) Patients

With the perception that lung protective ventilation with regard to low tidal volume ventilation and limiting airway pressures improves outcome in ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and that the development of new technical devices of extracorporeal lung assist systems with lower complication rates support establishment of lung protective ventilation strategies ...

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Validation of a Simple Approach to Estimate Alveolar Recruitability in ARDS Patients

Background: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by a major loss of lung volume due to alveolar flooding, atelectasis and consolidation[1]. Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is applied to recruit non-aerated or poorly aerated lung tissue, and thus may improve gas exchange in patients with ARDS[2]. However, PEEP may also ...

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Preventive Strategies in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

The main objective is to evaluate the effect of a protective ventilatory strategy by using lower tidal volumes compared to the use of traditionally volumes in ARDS development.

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Respiratory Mechanics Registry for ARDS Patients

The amount of respiratory impairment in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is variable and applying the same ventilator regimen to every patient is questionable. In order to individualize ventilator management, monitoring respiratory mechanics may help to decide ventilator settings or set limits. A systematic assessment of respiratory mechanics ...

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Effects and Safety of Infusion of Low-Doses of Methylprednisolone in Early ALI and ARDS in Children

Scientific background. Dysregulated systemic inflammation - characterized by protracted elevation of inflammatory cytokines in the circulation - is a key pathogenetic mechanism for morbidity and mortality in ALI/ARDS, and is associated with tissue insensitivity and/or resistance to inappropriately elevated endogenous glucocorticoids. In one study, prolonged methylprednisolone treatment of ARDS patients ...


PEEP Levels Selected by PEEP Titration and PEEP Levels Routinely Used in Post-operative Cardiac Patients With Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) increases the morbidity and mortality of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). In the postoperative period of cardiac surgery, the use of intraoperative extracorporeal circulation is one of the factors triggering the syndrome, its incidence increasing. Potentially, a protective ventilatory strategy with ...

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Corticosteroid Mediates Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is caused by an inflammatory injury to the lung that is characterized clinically by acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. Pathologically complex changes in the lung are manifested by an early, exudative phase followed by proliferative and fibrotic phases. Persistent ARDS is characterized by ongoing inflammation, ...


Protective Versus Conventional Ventilation During Thoracic Surgery

The purpose of this study is to determine if a protective ventilatory strategy during one-lung ventilation (OLV) could reduce postoperative complications after thoracotomies or thoracoscopic pulmonary resection. Primary endpoint: Evaluation of Acute Lung Injury (ALI) incidence Secondary endpoint: postoperative outcome (hospital stay, morbidity, mortality and their correlation with preoperative comorbidity ...

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