Head Elevation in Prone Position

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


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


Gas Exchange


Prone position with head elevation


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




Medical University of Vienna

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

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