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Head Elevation in Prone Position

2014-07-23 21:20:18 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Semi-recumbent position leads to improvement of gas exchange and lung mechanics in patients suffering from ALI or ARDS. Prone positioning leads to similar effects. To date, no data on the combination of these two positioning measures exist. The investigators hypothesize that head elevation in prone position leads to improvement in gas exchange and lung mechanics.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Gas Exchange

Intervention

Prone position with head elevation

Location

Dept. of Internal Medicine I, Intensive Care Unit, Medical University of Vienna
Vienna
Austria
1090

Status

Completed

Source

Medical University of Vienna

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:20:18-0400

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