Measurement of Recirculation During Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV ECMO)
This study is to test the usefulness of ultrasound dilution recirculation measurements in patients receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as therapy. The ultrasound dilution measurements determine the efficiency of support provided by venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. At the present time there are no other devices available to make recirculation measurements.
At the present time there are no devices available to measure recirculation in patients on venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The study uses an external monitor, laptop computer, clamp on flowsensors and ultrasound dilution technology to measure blood flow. Measurements are made by injecting 0.5 - 1 ml/kg of sterile isotonic saline into the patient's extracorporeal circuit. The subject will be monitored throughout the measurements. The measurements will be coordinated with the regular care of the patient and their extracorporeal circuit.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Ultrasound dilution recirculation measurements
Enrolling by invitation
Transonic Systems Inc.
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00920062
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Application of a life support system that circulates the blood through an oxygenating system, which may consist of a pump, a membrane oxygenator, and a heat exchanger. Examples of its use are to assist victims of smoke inhalation injury, respiratory failure, and cardiac failure.
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The measurement of infection-blocking titer of ANTISERA by testing a series of dilutions for a given virus-antiserum interaction end-point, which is generally the dilution at which tissue cultures inoculated with the serum-virus mixtures demonstrate cytopathology (CPE) or the dilution at which 50% of test animals injected with serum-virus mixtures show infectivity (ID50) or die (LD50).
Ultrasound, High-intensity Focused, Transrectal
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Reproducibility Of Results
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
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