Last updated on February 2020

Decrease of Lesions Induced by Mechanical Ventilation During ARDS


Brief description of study

Modification of mechanically ventilated lesions by an ultra-protective multimodal strategy compared to a protective strategy in patients with veno-venous ECMO for severe ARDS.

Detailed Study Description

the hypothesis is that ECMO, in addition to improving gas exchange, should limit the deleterious effects of mechanical ventilation (mechanical ventilation-induced lesions, VILI) by drastically reducing minute ventilation (volume reduction). current, Vt, reduction of respiratory rate, reduction of mechanical power, reduction of motor pressure or driving pressure), adapting the level of PEEP from the data collected by monitoring oesophageal pressure and systematically performing positioning sessions in the prone position. This ultra-protective strategy could thus promote the restoration of the integrity of the alveolo-capillary membrane and thus facilitate the healing of patients. In order to verify this concept and, if necessary, to propose a study whose objectives would be more clinical (mortality, ventilator-free days), we propose to carry out a study aimed at showing that this ultra-protective multimodal strategy reduces the lesions induced by mechanical ventilation compared to usual protective ventilatory management during the ECMO as proposed in the EOLIA study.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03918603

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