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HFCWO in Hospitalized Asthmatic Children

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hill-Rom Identifier:
First received: July 23, 2008
Last updated: October 22, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
To determine whether or not high frequency chest wall oscillation (in the form of the VestTM) is superior to regular asthma therapy in the management of children hospitalized with moderate to severe asthma.

Condition Intervention
Bronchial Asthma
Status Asthmaticus
Device: VEST

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation in Hospital Management of Asthmatic Children

Further study details as provided by Hill-Rom:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Primary Endpoint Will be Time to Readiness for Discharge. [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Days in the hospital prior to patient being clinically ready to discharge

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary Endpoint Total Hospital Length of Stay [ Time Frame: 30 Days ]
    Seconadary endpoint was Total Hospital length of stay

Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Vest Arm
HFCWO treatments 2-3 times daily 15 minutes per treatment via the VEST
Device: VEST
15 minutes of HFCWO via the Vest 2-3 times daily
Other Name: Hill-Rom Vest(tm)
No Intervention: Control
Historical control for PICU asthma patients

Detailed Description:
A historically controlled pilot study was conducted in pediatric patients 18 months to 18 years of age hospitalized with a diagnosis of asthma or reactive airway disease and admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit. Upon receiving informed consent, patients were treated with HFCWO therapy via the VEST. The primary endpoint was time to readiness for discharge, lack of need for continued supportive care (e.g., intravenous fluid or oxygen), and bronchodilator treatments spaced at least four hours apart.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Months to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any pediatric patient between the ages of 18 months and 18 years admitted to Winthrop University Hospital's pediatric floor or intensive care unit with a diagnosis of asthma or reactive airway disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with chronic, comorbid respiratory conditions (e.g., cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis)
  • Those who regularly use HFCWO
  • Any patient exhibiting an absolute contraindication to HFCWO therapy
  • Absolute contraindications to using HFCWO include head and neck injury prior to stabilization, and active hemorrhage with hemodynamic instability
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00722020

United States, New York
Winthrop University Hospital, Winthrop Pediatric Associates
Long Island, New York, United States, 11501
Winthrop University Hospital
Long Island, New York, United States, 11501
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Jon Roberts, MD Winthrop University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hill-Rom Identifier: NCT00722020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR-0078
Study First Received: July 23, 2008
Results First Received: August 25, 2015
Last Updated: October 22, 2015

Keywords provided by Hill-Rom:
Bronchial Disease
Status Asthmaticus
High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation
the Vest

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Status Asthmaticus
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017