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Short-term Clinical Feasibility of the Provox XtraHMEs for Pulmonary Rehabilitation After Total Laryngectomy (N08HME)

This study has been completed.
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
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Atos Medical AB Identifier:
First received: July 20, 2009
Last updated: October 13, 2010
Last verified: October 2010
This study is a short term feasibility study that aims to investigate patient satisfaction with and performance of new Provox Xtra HME in 20 laryngectomized patients. Aspects that are considered are for example performance for stoma occlusion, speaking, breathing, appearance, compliance, and short-term impact on pulmonary symptoms.

Condition Intervention Phase
Total Laryngectomy Device: Provox Xtra HME Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study. Short-term Feasibility of the Next Generation Provox HMEs for Pulmonary Rehabilitation After Total Laryngectomy

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Further study details as provided by Atos Medical AB:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient Preference for Provox HME or Provox XtraHME [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    the patient preference is based on a structured questionnaire on several aspects regarding the use of the new Provox XtraHME in comparison with the Provox HME.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Noise at Stoma Occlusion [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    the number of patients presenting any hissing, whistling, or plopping noises before, during, or after stoma occlusion while using the new XtraHME

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Compliant HME users
Laryngectomized patients who are currently compliant (24/7) users of a Provox HME
Device: Provox Xtra HME
Heat and Moisture Exchanger for pulmonary Rehabilitation after total laryngectomy
Other Names:
  • Heat and Moisture Exchanger
  • Provox HME


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • total laryngectomy
  • compliant Provox HME user (24/7 use)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current medical problems that might influence HME use
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00942903

Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands, 1066 CX
Sponsors and Collaborators
Atos Medical AB
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Frans JM Hilgers, MD The Netherlands Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Corina van As-Brooks, Clinical Affairs Manager, Atos Medical Identifier: NCT00942903     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UD781_3CHME
Study First Received: July 20, 2009
Results First Received: August 4, 2010
Last Updated: October 13, 2010

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