Pre-operative Physiotherapy to Prevent Post-operative Complications

This study has been completed.
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Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2011
Last updated: September 15, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
The purpose of this study is to assess the roll of pre-operative chest physiotherapy, in addition to the usual care given after major abdominal surgery, in the prevention of post-operative respiratory complications.

Condition Intervention
Abdominal Surgery
Other: Pre Operative

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Pre-operative Chest Physiotherapy on Post-operative Complications After Major Abdominal Surgery.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • respiratory complications [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    pneumonia, atelectasis

Enrollment: 157
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pre Operative
Pre operative chest physiotherapy treatment
Other: Pre Operative
Pre operative chest physiotherapy treatment
No Intervention: usual care


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Major abdominal surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Respiratory Disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Mental Disease
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01389648

Rambam Health Care Campus
Haifa, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
Principal Investigator: Yoram Kluger, MD Rambam Health Care Campus
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier: NCT01389648     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: physiotherapyCTIL 
Study First Received: July 6, 2011
Last Updated: September 15, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research and Health Services Research

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 26, 2016