Safety Study of Inhaled Saline in Acute Lung Injury

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 12-001723
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About this study

To determine if an inhaled hypertonic saline solution has any effect on lung function in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Study participants will include consenting adult patients (age > 18), who had been intubated and mechanically ventilated for <72 hours and meet international consensus criteria for ARDS.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Richard Oeckler, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment