Last updated on December 2018

Handling Oxygenation Targets in the Intensive Care Unit


Brief description of study

Handling oxygenation targets (HOT) is standard of care in the intensive care unit (ICU), however the quality and quantity of evidence is low and potential harm has been reported. The aim of the HOT-ICU trial is to assess the overall benefits and harms of two levels of oxygenation targets in adult critically ill patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure in the ICU.

Detailed Study Description

Acutely ill adults with hypoxaemic respiratory failure admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are at risk of life-threatening hypoxia, and thus oxygen is administered. However, the evidence on the optimal level of oxygenation is of low quantity and quality with no firm evidence for benefit or harm. Importantly, liberal use of supplementary oxygen may increase the number of serious adverse events including death. The aim of the HOT-ICU trial is to assess the benefits and harms of two targets of partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood (PaO2) in guiding the oxygen administration in acutely ill adults with hypoxaemic respiratory failure at ICU admission.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03174002

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Valerij Khridin, MD

Dept. of Intensive Care, K ge Hospital
Køge, Denmark
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Recruitment Status: Open


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