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Effectiveness of Chest Physiotherapy in Infants With Acute Viral Bronchiolitis (ECPAVB)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Evelim Leal de Freitas Dantas Gomes, Hospital Sirio-Libanes Identifier:
First received: April 17, 2009
Last updated: August 28, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
The purpose of this study is to verify the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy (actual versus conventional) on respiratory distress in infants with acute viral bronchiolitis.

Condition Intervention
Viral Bronchiolitis
Procedure: Chest physiotherapy - Conventional
Procedure: Chest physiotherapy - actual techniques
Procedure: 3-Airway suction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Chest Physiotherapy Actual Versus Conventional Techniques in Infants With Acute Viral Bronchiolitis. Random Clinical Trial

Further study details as provided by Hospital Sirio-Libanes:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Respiratory distress [ Time Frame: on first evaluation by physiotherapyst ( until 2 hours after hospital admission) ]
    This outcome was evaluated with Wang's score for infants with bronchiolitis

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Respiratory distress [ Time Frame: 48 hours after first evaluation ]
    Wang's score

  • Respiratory distress [ Time Frame: 72 hours after first evaluation ]
    Wang's score

  • Respiratory distress [ Time Frame: 1 hour before hospital discharge ]
    wang's score

Enrollment: 33
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1- Conventional Chest Physiotherapy
Percussion , thorax compression and Postural Drainage/suction if necessary
Procedure: Chest physiotherapy - Conventional
Percussion Postural Drainage and thorax compression
Active Comparator: 2- Chest physiotherapy- Actual techniques
slow prolonged expiration and clearance rhinopharynx and suction if necessary
Procedure: Chest physiotherapy - actual techniques
Slow prolonged expiration and clearance rhinopharynx retrograde
Active Comparator: 3- Airway Suction
Suction superior airways. Only in admission.
Procedure: 3-Airway suction
Airway suction

Detailed Description:

The infants were random in three groups: Conventional techniques, actual techniques and suction of upper airways On the first two groups the infants were evaluated on admission,48,72hours and before hospital discharge. On third group was evaluated only on admission when SRV was collected.

Respiratory distress was evaluated with Wang's score by the physiotherapists and nurses not participating in the research.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 24 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of acute viral bronchiolitis
  • RSV positive

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Heart diseases
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Neurological diseases
  • Parental refusal
  • Previous wheezing episode
  • ventilatory support
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00884429

Hospital Sírio Libanês
São Paulo, Brazil, 01308-050
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Sirio-Libanes
Principal Investigator: Evelim LF Dantas Gomes, Master Hospital Sírio Libanês e UNINOVE
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Evelim Leal de Freitas Dantas Gomes, Master in Science Rehabilitation, Hospital Sirio-Libanes Identifier: NCT00884429     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BHSL
Study First Received: April 17, 2009
Last Updated: August 28, 2012

Keywords provided by Hospital Sirio-Libanes:
Chest physiotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchiolitis, Viral
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Virus Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017