4 April 2016

Optimal moisture regime for critically ill children (RSV Project)

Optimal moisture regime for critically ill children (RSV Project)

The RSV Project is a multicenter clinical trial which will be conducted among children who have contracted pneumonia due to infection by the RS virus (Respiratory Syncytial virus or RSV) and who therefore need artificial ventilation in a pediatric intensive care unit (pediatric ICU). Through the RSV Project we hope to reach a better understanding of the effects of excessive moisture and oedema in children and to research ideal moisture policies. The intended results of the RSV Project will lead to guidelines for optimal moisture balance for children with RSV pneumonia with the aim of shortening the duration of ventilation and length of stay in the ICU. Ammodo supports the RSV Project in order to optimize the method of treatment of RSV pneumonia.