Kick-off for the Control Phase in the Use Case ASIC

The control phase in the ASIC Use Case started on July 1, 2019. The goal of ASIC is to increase the diagnosis rate in intensive care patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening condition with a mortality rate of up to 40 percent. This will be possible through the use of existing routine clinical data.

With the start of the control phase, the status quo in the intensive care units will be recorded at the participating university hospitals. For the quality improvement phase, the ASIC App will be provided as a mobile application by means of which a continuous evaluation of the patient data management systems will be carried out. The condition of critically ill patients can thus be monitored. If acute respiratory failure is suspected, the ASIC App alerts at an early stage, thus enabling rapid diagnostic and guideline-adherent therapeutic action. The treating intensive care specialists check the diagnostic criteria of ARDS and and receive the relevant guideline-based therapy recommendations via the app.

The Use Case ASIC is registered in the German Registry of Clinical Trials (DRKS) and can be viewed in the search portal of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The University Hospitals of Bonn, Düsseldorf, Halle, Hamburg, Jena, Leipzig and Rostock are participating in the Use Case ASIC under the leadership of the University Hospital RWTH Aachen.