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Inspiratory Muscle Training in Patients Receiving Allogenic Stem Cell Transplantation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2010 by Elisabethinen Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Elisabethinen Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2011
Last updated: June 30, 2011
Last verified: November 2010

The study is a monocentric, controlled randomized trial. Its an interventional method study. There is a control and an interventional group. The interventional group is receiving a specific inspiratory muscle training with "Respifit" (special device for inspiratory muscle training) during the first 30 days after allogenic stem cell transplantation.

The investigators want to show that the training group gets stronger inspiratory muscles. The investigators measure the change of PIMAX values and MVV values.

Condition Intervention
Inspiratory Muscle Training
Stem Cell Transplantation
Respiratory Muscle Training
Procedure: Inspiratory Muscle Training
Other: inspiratory muscle training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of an Inspiratory Muscle Training in Patients Receiving Allogenic Stem Cell Transplantation

Further study details as provided by Elisabethinen Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of PI max-value from baseline at 30 days after stem cell transplantation [ Time Frame: baseline and 30 days after stem cell transplantation ]
    max strength of the inspiratory muscles

  • Change of MVV-value from baseline at 30 days after transplantation [ Time Frame: baseline and 30 days after stem cell transplantation ]
    max voluntary volume for Inspiratory muscle endurance

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • inpatient days [ Time Frame: from baseline to maximal 60 days after stem cell transplantation ]
  • Incidence of pneumonia [ Time Frame: from baseline to 30 days after stem cell transplantation ]

Estimated Enrollment: 106
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Standard physiotherapy
Standard Physiotherapy without Inspiratory Muscle Training
Experimental: Inspiratory muscle training
Inspiratory muscle training with a device named Respifit in addition to the usual physiotherapy program
Procedure: Inspiratory Muscle Training
Inspiratory Muscle Training with Respifit (5 times per week)
Other: inspiratory muscle training
Inspiratory muscle training with a device named Respifit for patients receiving a hematopoetic stem cell transplantation (till 30 days after their transplantation)


Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving allogenic stem cell transplantation
  • Age 17 - 80 years old
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Actual pneumonia at the beginning of the trial
  • Impaired vision
  • Patient is not able to handle "Respifit"
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01281410

Contact: Hanns Hauser, MD +43732 7676 ext 3340
Contact: Ursula Raschhofer, MSc +437327676 ext 3940

Elisabethinen Hospital Recruiting
Linz, Austria, 4020
Contact: Hanns Hauser, MD    +437327676 ext 3340   
Contact: Ursula Raschhofer, MSc    +437327676 ext 3940   
Principal Investigator: Hanns Hauser, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Elisabethinen Hospital
Study Chair: Hanns Hauser, MD Elisabethinen Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ursula Raschhofer,MSc, Elisabethinen Hospital Identifier: NCT01281410     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK 462
Study First Received: January 18, 2011
Last Updated: June 30, 2011

Keywords provided by Elisabethinen Hospital:
respiratory muscles
hematopoetic stem cell transplantation
inspiratory muscle training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Aspiration
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 25, 2017