Aspiration in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors 2

Trial ID or NCT#



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The purpose of this study is to learn more about problems with swallowing that could develop in patients who are very sick and need a machine to help them breathe.

Official Title

Aspiration in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Admission to an ICU. 2. Mechanical ventilation with an endotracheal tube for greater than 48 hours.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Contraindication to enteral nutrition administration. 2. Pre-existing history of dysphagia or aspiration. 3. Pre-existing or acute primary central or peripheral neuromuscular disorder. 4. Presence of a chronic tracheostomy (present prior to ICU admission). 5. Pre-existing head and neck cancer or surgery. 6. Coagulopathy resulting in uncontrolled nasal or pharyngeal bleeding. 7. Delirium for more than 72 hours after extubation as assessed by Confusion Assessment Method (CAM-ICU). 8. Extubated for greater than 72 hours. 9. Inability to obtain informed consent from patient or an appropriate surrogate. 10. Age < 18 years.


Joseph Levitt, MD, MS
Joseph Levitt, MD, MS
Pulmonary critical care specialist, Pulmonologist, Critical care specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

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Joseph Levitt, MD, MS