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Evaluation of High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hill-Rom Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2008
Last updated: July 7, 2017
Last verified: July 2017
To compare the outcomes of patients treated with the Vest and conventional chest physiotherapy to determine if the Vest provides equivalent therapy

Condition Intervention
Airway Secretion Clearance Device: Airway clearance Device

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Using the Vest Airway Clearance System Compared to Conventional Chest Physical Therapy at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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Further study details as provided by Hill-Rom:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hospital Length of Stay [ Time Frame: Admission to Discharge ]
    an average of 10 days

Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HFCWO Arm
Airway clearance provided by the Vest Airway Clearance System
Device: Airway clearance Device
Provided by the Vest Airway clearance system
No Intervention: CPT Arm
Airway clearance provided by manual CPT


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute or chronic disease requiring secretion mobilization as per hospital protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Absolute contraindications for positional changes
  • Absolute contraindications for chest percussion
  • Women visibly pregnant
  • Previous enrollment in study
  • Previous CPT or Vest treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00717873

United States, Missouri
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Darnetta Clinkscale, RRT Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hill-Rom Identifier: NCT00717873     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR-0080
Study First Received: July 1, 2008
Results First Received: August 25, 2015
Last Updated: July 7, 2017

Keywords provided by Hill-Rom:
Mucus Clearance
Secretion Clearance
HFCWO processed this record on August 18, 2017