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LongVentKids Study

2019-10-08 08:47:37 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Scientific advances, population growth, lower mortality, and increasing complexity of diseases have boosted up the number of patients requiring prolonged breathing assistance with mechanical ventilators in the pediatric intensive care units (PICU) in many parts of the developed world. Previous studies also suggest that there is a small group of children who actually need such a high level of support for extended periods of time, utilizing a lot of human and technical resources. We defined children with prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) if they required supports with a breathing machine for more than 14 days. We propose an international point prevalence study of children requiring PMV in PICU. We will conduct the study in multiple centers in several different regions, including North and South America, Europe, and Asian countries, with a strong relationship with local physician colleagues. Practice for patients requiring PMV will be examined including the type and size of local PICU, admission and discharge policies, and patient and treatment modalities administered to such patients, types of professionals looking after patients in PMV, types of health care. We anticipate a high variability in practices suggesting a need to further standardize the management of PMV.. Specifically, as an immediate consequence, by comparing and understanding the differences in patient demographics, practice details among PICUs in regards to the background factors of local PICUs and their patients, practitioners will share their way of dealing with such patients. In that way, this study will support the need to generate guidelines and lead to patient care improvement in PICUs.

Study Design

Conditions

Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Intervention

prolonged mechanical ventilation

Location

CHU Sainte Justine
Montreal
Quebec
Canada
H3T 1C5

Status

Recruiting

Source

St. Justine's Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-08T08:47:37-0400

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