|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 15, 1999
Contact: NHLBI Communications Office|
NHLBI Clinical Trial Stopped Early:
Successful Ventilator Strategy Found for Intensive Care Patients on Life Support
- The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland
- Duke University Hospital and Veterans Affairs Hospital, Durham, NC
- LDS Hospital and University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City
- McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden, UT
- University of California Medical Center, Moffitt-Long Hospital, and San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver Health and Hospitals, Veterans Affairs Hospital, and Rose Medical Center, Denver
- University of Maryland Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Johns Hopkins-Bayview Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
- University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
- University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville
The Coordinating Center is at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
For additional information, please contact the NHLBI Communications Office, (301) 496-4236. Steering Committee Chairman Dr. Gordon Bernard and Dr. Taylor Thompson of the ARDS Network Coordinating Center also are available for interviews. Dr. Bernard can be reached through John Howser at the Vanderbilt University Medical School Public Affairs Office at (615)-322-4747 and Dr. Thompson through the Massachusetts General Hospital Public Affairs Office at (617) 726-2206.
NHLBI press releases, fact sheets, and other materials, including information about ARDS can be found online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
Additional information on the ARDS Network and the Ventilator Management Study can be found at http://hedwig.mgh.harvard.edu/ardsnet.