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Aspiration in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors 2

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.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

University of Colorado, Denver

Collaborator: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Diagnostic Test: 3-Screenings Protocol
  • Diagnostic Test: FEES
  • Diagnostic Test: Tracheal Ultrasound




Inclusion Criteria:

   1. Admission to an ICU.

   2. Mechanical ventilation with an endotracheal tube for greater than 48 hours.

Exclusion Criteria:

   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.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Joseph Levitt, MD, MS
Not Recruiting