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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
and you are
under 15
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

BACKGROUND. Sustained lung inflation (SLI) associated to an adequate PEEP may help the efficacy of the respiratory effort in lung of preterm infants at risk for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and reduce need of mechanical ventilation (MV). The investigators aim will be to demonstrate the hypothesis that the introduction of SLI in the delivery room protocol may reduce the need of MV in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter prospective randomized controlled trial. The study will be carried out at the neonatal care units of the Careggi Infants with a gestational age between 25 and 28 weeks will be eligible and randomized at birth to receive SLI or not. Peak inflation pressure (PIP) of 25 cm H2O will be delivered for 15 seconds and then reduced to a positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) of 5 cm H2O. Primary endpoint will be the need of MV within the first 72 hrs of life (excluding the transient tracheal intubation for surfactant replacement: e.g. INSURE). Population size: hypothesizing that SLI maneuver might decrease the need of MV during the first 72 hours of life from 35 to 20% the investigators calculated that 138 newborns must be enrolled in each groups to detect this difference statistically significant with 80% power at 0.05 level.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: Sustained lung inflation

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01440868. The sponsor of the trial is University of Florence and it is looking for 276 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
SLI STUDY: Sustained Lung Inflation in the Delivery Room in Preterm Infants at High Risk of Respiratory Distress Syndrome. A RCT Study