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Frequency of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Using the AnapnoGuard System

2014-07-23 21:09:02 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a common complication experienced by mechanically ventilated patients and within the framework of Respiratory Intensive Care Units. The AnapnoGuard system, developed by Hospitech Respiration Ltd. is a ventilation guard system that includes a number of unique characteristics. This study was designed to test the frequency VAP in mechanically ventilated ICU patients using the AnapnoGuard System.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Intervention

AnapnoGuard 100,, routine mecanical ventilator

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Hospitech Respiration

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:02-0400

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Serious INFLAMMATION of the LUNG in patients who required the use of PULMONARY VENTILATOR. It is usually caused by cross bacterial infections in hospitals (NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS).

Lung damage that is caused by the adverse effects of PULMONARY VENTILATOR usage. The high frequency and tidal volumes produced by a mechanical ventilator can cause alveolar disruption and PULMONARY EDEMA.

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