Tracheal Mechanics During Bronchoscopy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00536315
First received: September 26, 2007
Last updated: February 3, 2010
Last verified: February 2010
  Purpose

The main purpose of this study is use a new type of measurement to help decide what kind of therapy would help people with a collapsing windpipe or tracheomalacia.


Condition
Tracheomalacia
Tracheobronchomalacia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Tracheal Mechanics During Bronchoscopy

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Further study details as provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: March 1999
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Groups/Cohorts
COPD
Patients with cough and/or shortness of breath who may have windpipe collapse.
Healthy adults
Subjects without symptoms for comparison.
Tracheomalacia
Patients with cough and/or shortness of breath who may have windpipe collapse.

Detailed Description:

This study is to obtain new information about the pressures required to collapse the trachea in patients with and without obstructive pulmonary disease and to describe the relationship between pressures and airflow obstruction. This information will provide normative data not currently available and would establish whether tracheal collapse is due to tracheomalacia. The data may lead to better ways of predicting if a patient would benefit from procedures to prevent tracheal collapse.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Healthy control subjects recruited from subjects volunteering for CT or bronchoscopic studies and patients referred for evaluation of possible tracheomalacia.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Suspicion of tracheal collapse undergoing bronchoscopy
  • Healthy control subject undergoing bronchoscopy for another purpose.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Esophageal pathology
  • Tracheostomy
  • inability to follow commands
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00536315

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephen H Loring, M.D. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Stephen H. Loring, BIDMC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00536315     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001-P-001418
Study First Received: September 26, 2007
Last Updated: February 3, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
COPD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tracheobronchomalacia
Tracheomalacia
Cartilage Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Tracheal Diseases
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
Connective Tissue Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014