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Pre-operative Physiotherapy to Prevent Post-operative Complications

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01389648
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rambam Health Care Campus

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Abdominal Surgery Other: Pre Operative

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 157 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Pre-operative Chest Physiotherapy on Post-operative Complications After Major Abdominal Surgery.
Study Start Date : November 2011
Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Study Completion Date : July 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: After Surgery
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pre Operative
Pre operative chest physiotherapy treatment
Other: Pre Operative
Pre operative chest physiotherapy treatment
No Intervention: usual care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. respiratory complications [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    pneumonia, atelectasis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): NCT01389648

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

Responsible Party: Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier: NCT01389648     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: physiotherapyCTIL
First Posted: July 8, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes