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Electric Muscle Stimulation for Patients With Chronic Respiratory Failure

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(slow recruitment and change of faculty)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01930643
First Posted: August 29, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kuang-Hua Cheng, MD, Mackay Memorial Hospital
  Purpose

Background: After mechanical ventilation, 5-20% of patients with acute respiratory failure would depend on ventilator support more than 14 days because of critical-illness weakness and their underlying diseases such as heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Hypothesis: Electric muscle stimulation(EMS) will improve their muscle strength and shorten their ventilator days.

Design: Randomized controlled trial. Adult patients with mechanical ventilation more than 14 days are eligible. EMS would be applied in experimental group 32 minutes/day on their bilateral thigh.


Condition Intervention
Chronic Respiratory Failure Critical Illness Myopathy Device: EMS

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Electric Muscle Stimulation on Patients With Chronic Respiratory Failure

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Further study details as provided by Kuang-Hua Cheng, MD, Mackay Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ventilator-free days [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    the number of days between successful weaning from mechanical ventilation and day 28 after study enrollment


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Grip power [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    Weekly improvement of both hand grip muscle power in kilogram(Kg)


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Electric muscle stimulation(EMS)
EMS:use programmed middle frequency electric stimulation device(HELEX 573)for both quadriceps stimulation, 32 minutes per day, 5 time per week.
Device: EMS
HELEX 573 : strength aggravation mode with middle frequency carrier(1500Hz), minimal voltage for visible muscle contraction(maximum output is 75mA) , 32 minutes per day.
No Intervention: Control
Patients with routine passive rehabilitation program.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patient required mechanical ventilation more than 14 days
  • No ability for active endurance exercise because of poor consciousness or limb weakness.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women
  • Limb wound/infection interfered with electric pad application
  • Recent acute myocardial infarction or life-threatening arrhythmia
  • Uncontrolled epilepsy
  • Dying patients without attempt of ventilator weaning
  • Absence of respiratory drive
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01930643


Locations
Taiwan
Mackay Memorial Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mackay Memorial Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kuang H Cheng, MD Mackay Memorial Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kuang-Hua Cheng, MD, Visiting staff, Mackay Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01930643     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13MMHIS070
First Submitted: August 25, 2013
First Posted: August 29, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Kuang-Hua Cheng, MD, Mackay Memorial Hospital:
Electric muscle stimulation
mechanical ventilation
chronic respiratory failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Insufficiency
Critical Illness
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes