Examining Vascular Outcomes in COPD Inpatients (AIM 1) Examining Early Rehabilitation on Discharged COPD Patients (AIM 2)
Verified March 2017 by University of Alberta
University of Calgary
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Stickland, University of Alberta
First received: September 20, 2013
Last updated: March 3, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease primarily caused by smoking. COPD creates a tremendous burden to the healthcare system, as disease exacerbations result in frequent, prolonged hospitalizations. While originally considered a disease specific to the lung, data have shown that COPD is associated with substantial cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. Exacerbations of COPD requiring hospitalization result in marked patient deterioration, and heightened CV risk. The cause of the increased CV risk with stable COPD, and the exaggerated CV risk during exacerbations of the disease are unknown; however, it may be due to chronic inflammation which is exacerbated with a flare-up of the disease, and/or chronic inactivity which is similarly worsened with bed-rest during a hospitalization. Despite the impact of COPD on healthcare, there are relatively few studies examining how COPD inpatient care impacts on patient outcomes, inflammation and CV risk. Disease management programs, such as pulmonary rehabilitation and patient self-management education, are part of guideline therapy for COPD; however, these are not regularly implemented following a hospitalization, and how these interventions affect patient outcomes, behavior, physical activity, inflammation and CV risk have not been well studied. The proposed long-term project will examine how typical inpatient COPD care, and how early referral to chronic disease management programs after hospital discharge, affect patient outcomes. This grant brings together an outstanding group of researchers who have the necessary clinical, content and methodological expertise to successfully complete this work. These studies will provide invaluable information about inpatient and outpatient management for a disease which has a tremendous impact on healthcare.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Other: AIM 2: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
||COPD Hospitalization:Examining Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Inpatients (AIM 1). COPD Rehabilitation:Examining the Impact of Early Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Discharged COPD Patients (AIM 2)
Primary Outcome Measures:
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Length of Stay (LOS) [ Time Frame: up to 30 days ]
Length of stay in the hospital to the point where the patient is stable from the COPD perspective. Patients with LTC needs may stay beyond the designated hospitalization due to care needs.
- Inflammatory marker (IL-6) [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
IL-6: is an interleukin that acts as both a pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine.
- Inflammatory marker (TNF-alpha) [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
- Inflammatory Marker (MMP-2) [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
- Quality of Life (QoL) [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
CAT MMRC SGHRQ
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| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Study Completion Date:
| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
AIM 1/AIM 2: AECOPD Admitted Patients
AIM 1:All patients admitted to the hospital (either to Pulmonary or General Medicine) will be recruited to enroll in this observational study. No specific intervention is planned for this group.
AIM 2: All patients admitted to the pulmonary ward for an AECOPD, including those who have completed Aim 1, will be offered participation into this arm of the study. Pulmonary rehabilitation will be conducted through the Breathe Easy Program at the Centre for Lung Health.
Other: AIM 2: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Patients exercise 2 hours per session which includes aerobic exercise (20-40 minutes per session) as well as strength training. All exercise is carefully tracked by trained Respiratory or Physical Therapists. Patients also receive education from a multi-disciplinary team aimed at patient self-management.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||50 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
|Sexes Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The study population includes all English-speaking patients who are admitted to a Pulmonary ward with a diagnosis of Acute Exacerbation of COPD after presenting to ED.
All patients with a diagnosis of AECOPD who are admitted to the pulmonary ward at the University of Alberta Hospital will be screened for enrollment.
Patients with evidence of significant cardiac disease/injury (i.e. BNP >500 pg/ml and Troponin >1.0 mcg/L) will be excluded. Further, patients requiring ventilatory support in the form of non-invasive ventilation (NIV), will not be recruited.
The study is focused on examining how treatment for AECOPD affects cardiovascular/health outcomes. While it is acknowledged that there is significant cross-over in those with COPD and heart disease, we are restricting enrollment to those who have AECOPD as their primary reason for hospitalization.
Patients with dementia and difficulty with communicating in English are excluded because the questionnaires used have only been validated in English-speaking coherent patients.
All patients admitted to the pulmonary ward for an AECOPD, including those who have completed Aim 1, will be offered participation into this arm of the study.
Patients found to have an acute cardiac injury during admission, mobility issues or residence outside the greater Edmonton area will be excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01949727
|University of Alberta Hospital
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2B7 |
|Contact: Desi P Fuhr, MSc 780-492-1121 firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Contact: Brian H Rowe, MD, MSc 780-407-6707` email@example.com |
|Sub-Investigator: Mohit Bhutani, MD, FRCPC |
|Sub-Investigator: Richard Leigh, MD, PhD |
|Sub-Investigator: Brian H Rowe, MD, MSc |
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
||Michael Stickland, PhD
||University of Alberta
||Michael Stickland, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
AIHS-CRIO Project Grant ( Other Identifier: Alberta Innovated Health Solutions (AIHS) )
|Study First Received:
||September 20, 2013
||March 3, 2017
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 24, 2017
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases