Early Intrapleural TPA Instillation Versus Late (ELEVATE) Save

Date Added
February 17th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00058518
Researcher
Rohan Arya

List of Studies

Keywords
Cancer/Lung, Drug Studies, Infectious Diseases, Lung, Pulmonary, Shortness of Breath
Summary

When a chest tube is placed, it can be hard for the fluid to drain. Tissue plasminogen activator and DNase are given through the chest tube to help with draining the fluid. We are doing this research to see if early addition of tPA-DNase will help with better fluid draining.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Rohan Mankikar
803-352-1237
rohan.mankikar@palmettohealth.org

N-Acetylcysteine nebulization administered early in the course of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Save

Date Added
February 3rd, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00059094
Researcher
Rohan Arya

List of Studies

Keywords
Breathing, Drug Studies, Lung, Pulmonary
Summary

The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) affects 150,000 people in the US. Because of these mechanical abnormalities of the lung, ARDS patients may require mechanical ventilation. Patients with ARDS that are on mechanical ventilation have a 50% mortality rate. The overall objectives of this study are to demonstrate whether a protocol for the early use of inhaled N-acetylcysteine improves patient care and hospital stay.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Alisha Henderson
803-545-5453
alisha.henderson@uscmed.sc.edu

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