Last updated on December 2018

Expiratory Flow Limitation Assessment

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or more in age
  • moderate to severe ARDS according to the Berlin definition : Intubated (or tracheotomized) and mechanically ventilated in the ICU
  • no pregnancy
  • informed consent from the next of kin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contra-indication to PEP > 5 cmH2O
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • chest tube
  • mean arterial pressure < 65 mmHg
  • Contra-indication to oesophageal device
  • underlying disease fatal in less than one year
  • active therapy limitation
  • under guardian
  • refusal to participate
  • not affiliated to insurance regimen
  • speaking barrier of the next of kin
  • investigator not available

Recruitment Status: Open

Brief Description Eligibility Contact Research Team

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