Last updated on December 2018

Handling Oxygenation Targets in the Intensive Care Unit


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Oxygen Toxicity | Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acutely admitted to the ICU AND
  • Aged 18 years AND
  • Receives supplemental oxygen with a flow of at least 10 L per minutes in an open system including high-flow systems OR at least a FiO2 of 0.50 in a closed system including invasive or non-invasive ventilation or CPAP systems AND
  • Expected to receive supplemental oxygen for at least 24 hours in the ICU AND
  • Having an arterial line for PaO2 monitoring

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cannot be randomised within twelve hours after present ICU admission
  • Chronic mechanical ventilation for any reason
  • Use of home oxygen
  • Previous treatment with bleomycin
  • Organ transplant during current hospital admission
  • Withdrawal from active therapy or brain death deemed imminent
  • Fertile woman (< 50 years of age) with positive urine human gonadotropin (hCG) or plasma-hCG
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Methaemoglobinaemia
  • Paraquat poisoning
  • Any condition expected to involve the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Consent not obtainable according to national regulations
  • Previously randomised into the HOT-ICU trial

Recruitment Status: Open


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