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Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Surgical Outcomes in the Cancer Setting

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: January 28, 2008
Last updated: November 9, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The goal of this clinical research study is to see if pulmonary rehabilitation can improve patients' lung function, which would increase their chances of becoming eligible for surgery. The health of pulmonary rehabilitation participants after surgery will also be examined.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Other: Questionnaire
Behavioral: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Improving Surgical Eligibility for Lung Resection

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Treatment Success (conversion from ineligible to eligible status for lung resection following Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)) [ Time Frame: Baseline and post treatment (following 3-4 weeks of PR) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Examine health of pulmonary rehabilitation participants after surgery. [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation treatment given over about 3-4 weeks. Questionnaire regarding quality-of-life that lasts about 30 minutes.
Other: Questionnaire
Questionnaire regarding quality-of-life that lasts about 30 minutes.
Other Name: Survey
Behavioral: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation treatment given over about 3-4 weeks.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with anatomically resectable lung tumors who are deemed surgically inoperable based on preoperative pulmonary function testing FEV1 < 80% pred; DLCO < 80% pred; FEV1ppo < 40% pred; DLCO ppo < 40% pred AND VO2 peak < 60% predicted or < 15 ml/kg/min.
  2. Patients deemed surgically inoperable based on poor performance status (ECOG score 2-3)
  3. Any non-pulmonary co-morbidity must be stable according to institutional guidelines.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previously reported severe pulmonary hypertension (pulmonary artery systolic pressure > 60 as determined by echocardiogram), refractory cor pulmonale (as manifested by right ventricular dilatation or dysfunction by echocardiogram)
  2. Previously reported exercise-induced syncope, angina, palpitation, arrhythmia, hypotension (drop of 20% of systolic/dystolic from baseline)
  3. History of severe congestive heart failure (NYHA class 3 and 4) refractory to medical management, (LVEF < 40% by echocardiogram).
  4. Bone metastasis
  5. Active psychiatric illness that could interfere with treatment.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00618553

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Vickie Shannon, MD, BS M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00618553     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-0063  NCI-2012-01749 
Study First Received: January 28, 2008
Last Updated: November 9, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Lung Cancer
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Lung Function
Quality of Life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on October 27, 2016