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Initiation of chronic ventilatory support outside the hospital


- candidate number4172
- NTR NumberNTR1476
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR3-okt-2008
- Secondary IDs2007/299 METc UMCG ABR NL 13265.042.07
- Public TitleInitiation of chronic ventilatory support outside the hospital
- Scientific TitleInitiation of chronic ventilatory support outside the hospital
- ACRONYMEOLUS
- hypothesisThe goal of this study is to answer the following questions:
1. Is initiation of mechanical ventilation at home equally effective in improving gas exchange as compared to the initiation of it in the hospital?
2. Is initiation of mechanical ventilation at home equally effective in improving quality of life as compared to the initiation of it in the hospital?
3. What kind of organisation- communication and infrastructure is necessary to start home mechanical ventilation monitored by telecare?
4. Is initiation of mechanical ventilation at home more cost effective as compared to the initiation of it in the hospital?
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedRespiratory failure, Mechanical ventilation, Home treatment, Telemedicine , Telemonitoring
- Inclusion criteria1. Chronic respiratory failure.
2. Patients with neuromusculaire diseases or ribcage abnormality who suffer from complaints of alveolar hypoventilation (fatigue, headache or dyspnoea) combined with at least one of the following characteristics:
• PaCO2 > 6.0 kPa daytime.
• PaCO2 > 6.0 kPa at night.
• Orthopneu as a result of diaphragm paralysis.
- Exclusion criteria1. Invasive ventilatory support.
2. Patients admitted to a nursing home.
3. Insufficient health/social support.
4. Patients with strictly COPD.
5. Age < 18 years.
6. The physical condition and his of her social environment is sub optimal for starting non-invasive ventilation.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlNot applicable
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-okt-2008
- planned closingdate1-okt-2010
- Target number of participants60
- InterventionsSixty patients will be randomized for either initiation of ventilatory support at home (group A, n=30, intervention group) or for initiation of it in the hospital (group B, n=30).
Thereafter group A will continue ventilatory support at home and will be controlled after 8 weeks by transcutaneous assessment during the night.
Group B will be discharged and will be readmitted after 8 weeks to control the effectiveness of ventilatory support by arterial blood gasses.
During the entire programme both groups will be supervised by a nursing consultant.
- Primary outcome- Gas exchange (PaCO2 and PaO2)
- Secondary outcome- Health related quality of life
- Lung function; VC
- Costs
- Social environment
- Telemedicine
- TimepointsAt baseline, after 2 and 6 months.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESNurse Practitioner Anda Hazenberg
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESNurse Practitioner Anda Hazenberg
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Department of Pulmonology
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Menzis Zorgverzekeraar, Vivisol Nederland B.V., ResMed Nederland B.V
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryTelecare and telecure are promising new features for chronic patients as it probably can decrease the costs of healthcare while it improves quality of life at the same time.
Nocturne was such a successful telemedicine pilot showing that patients using haemodialysis can be treated effectively outside the hospital. In the present study we want to investigate if it is possible to initiate Home Mechanical Ventilation in the patients’ homes.
Points of interest during this pilot are the innovative process, the necessary telemonitoring and the organisation of the professionals.
In the Netherlands there are approximately 1600 patients (October 2007) on home mechanical ventilation of which 360 are treated in Groningen. These are mainly patients with neuromuscular diseases or ribcage abnormality who suffer from chronic respiratory failure. This number is increasing particularly for patients with Amyotrofische lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Ten percent of the 360 patients who receive chronic ventilatory support in Groningen are patients with ALS, whereas this percentage was in the 2001 5%. A further increase in the future is possible caused by patients with sleep apnea.
End 2004 approximately only 20,000 patients in the Netherlands were treated with sleep apnea, while in literature it is indicated that no less than 2-4% of the population might have this. This al means that there are many patients who have not been diagnosed yet. Finally the indication for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is being investigated at present. If it is shown that ventilatory support is also effective in this group of patients, the demand for this therapy will further increase. Because we know that the prevalence of COPD will increase of 1995 up to 2015 with 59% at the men, whereas this even increases at the women with 123%.
Therefore new methods are needed to prepare on patients who have to start with chronic ventilatory support.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD3-okt-2008 - 12-okt-2008


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