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The research project, HOT-ICU trial

– the aim of the trial is to assess whether a lower level of oxygenation in the blood has beneficial effects in critically ill patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit with respiratory failure.

When the lungs ability to absorb oxygen is reduced you need supplemental oxygen. In this trial we compare a liberal treatment of oxygen (the standard treatment) with a more restrictive treatment of oxygen.

Find more detailed information for participants here (click here).


Time plan:

The trial was initiated in June 2017 and is expected to be completed November 2020. The final results of the trial are expected to be finished in the spring 2021. There is 1-year follow-up of all trial participants. You will be interviewed by phone, where we will ask to your quality of life. The results of the 1-year follow-up are expected completed in the autumn 2021.


Trial sponsor:

Professor, MD, Bodil Steen Rasmussen from Aalborg University hospital