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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 (63) clinical trials

For newborn infants born with a deficiency in lung surfactant because of prematurity or other causes of delayed lung maturation, lung surfactant replacement therapy is life saving. The objective of this trial is to demonstrate that there is a group of patients who can benefit from surfactant replacement therapy with lower ...

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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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Ultra-protective Pulmonary Ventilation Supported by Low Flow ECCO2R for Severe ARDS

Current best practices for management of severe ARDS include lung protective ventilation and nursing in the prone position. However, the best lung protective strategy is not currently established and using smaller ventilation volumes than standard lung protective ventilation suggest lung recovery is improved. Application of smaller ventilation volumes requires extracorporeal ...

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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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Comparison of Two Methods to Estimate the Lung Recruitment

In this study the investigators aim to compare two common methods to estimate the lung recruitment in ALI/ARDS patients.

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Effect of Intraoperative Fluid Restriction on Postoperative Outcomes in Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Working hypothesis and aims: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of restrictive versus standard intraoperative fluid regimen on cardiopulmonary mordibity and mortality after VATS for lung resection. Our study hypothesis is that restrictive intraoperative fluid administration in patients undergoing VATS, will lead to better outcomes compared ...

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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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Detection of Right Ventricular Dysfunction by 2D Strain During Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrom (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and mechanical ventilation can lead to right ventricular dysfunction and ultimately right ventricular failure by increasing pulmonary vascular resistances and pressure load. This can be prevented by modifying ventilator settings, using vasopressors or inotropes or even by prone positionning.But to do so, right ventricular dysfonction ...

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Sigh in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

Steering committee: Tommaso Mauri, Laurent Brochard, Jean-Michel Constantin, Giuseppe Foti, Claude Guerin, Jordi Mancebo, Paolo Pelosi, Marco Ranieri, Antonio Pesenti Statistical support: Carla Fornari and Sara Conti Specific aims This pilot RCT will serve to test the hypothesis that application of PSV+Sigh in spontaneously breathing intubated patients with mild to ...

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