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Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients With Emphysema

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2012 by Villa Pineta Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Clini Enrico, Villa Pineta Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 28, 2011
Last updated: December 20, 2012
Last verified: December 2012

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has two heterogeneous conditions (chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema phenotypes) with a different clinical presentation.

The phenotype evaluation in COPD patient (trough clinical, functional and radiographic parameters) could influence final results in pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of the disease.

The aim of our study is to investigate whether COPD patients with different disease phenotype (chronic bronchitis versus pulmonary emphysema) have a different response to PR.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients With Emphysema Phenotype

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Further study details as provided by Villa Pineta Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise tolerance [ Time Frame: [Time Frame: Day 1 and 20 ] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in Six minute walked distance (6MWD)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dyspnoea [ Time Frame: [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 20] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in dyspnea grade by MRC

  • Symptoms on effort [ Time Frame: [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 20] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in Dyspnoea and leg fatigue by Borg scale

  • Perceived Quality of life [ Time Frame: [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 20] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in Saint George Respiratory Questionnarie (Italian version)

  • Global function [ Time Frame: [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 20] ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in the multidimensional BODE index (validated in COPD population)

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Emphysema phenotype
No-Emphysema phenotype


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

COPD patients with or without Emphysema phenotype


Inclusion Criteria:

  • COPD disease with any functional grade
  • Adherence to participate to a pulmonary rehabilitation program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recent acute exacerbation (4 weeks preceding enrollment)
  • Acute severe concomitant cardiovascular diseases
  • Concomitant neoplastic diseases
  • NO-Adherence to participate to a pulmonary rehabilitation program
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01305668

Contact: Enrico M Clini, MD +39053642039

Fondazione Maugeri IRCCS Recruiting
Lumezzane, Brescia, Italy
Contact: Michele Vitacca, MD   
Villa Pineta Hospital Recruiting
Pavullo, Modena, Italy, 41026
Contact: Enrico M Clini, MD    +39053642039   
Sub-Investigator: Ernesto Crisafulli, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Elena Venturelli, RT         
Sub-Investigator: Andrea Iattoni, MD         
Auxilium Vitae Rehabilitation Center Recruiting
Volterra, Pisa, Italy
Contact: Nicolino Ambrosino, Prof, MD   
Sub-Investigator: Guido Vagheggini, MD         
Ospedale San Raffaele Recruiting
Velletri, Roma, Italy
Contact: Franco Pasqua, MD   
Sub-Investigator: Gianluca Biscione, MD         
Clinic Center Recruiting
Naples, Italy
Contact: Francesco DeBlasio, MD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Villa Pineta Hospital
Study Director: Enrico M Clini, MD Villa Pineta Hospital and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Prof. Clini Enrico, Villa Pineta Hospital Identifier: NCT01305668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VP-01-2011
Study First Received: February 28, 2011
Last Updated: December 20, 2012
Health Authority: Italy: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Villa Pineta Hospital:
Emphysema phenotype

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Emphysema
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2014