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Evaluation of the Safety of the Medical Device Simeox® (SIMETOL)

This study has been terminated.
University Hospital, Marseille
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Physio-Assist Identifier:
First received: January 31, 2014
Last updated: October 20, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the medical device "simeox" is safe in the treatment of respiratory diseases, in comparison with traditional physiotherapy.

Condition Intervention
Broncho-degenerative Disease Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease Cystic Fibrosis Idiopathic Bronchiectasis Ciliary Dyskinesia Chronic Bronchitis Device: Simeox Procedure: Physiotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Trial for the Evaluation of Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of the Medical Device Simeox ® Compared to Traditional Respiratory Physiotherapy Techniques for Airway Secretion Clearance

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Further study details as provided by Physio-Assist:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety of the simeox® [ Time Frame: Day 8 ]
    Adverse events related or not to the simeox®

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: July 2014
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Physiotherapy
Traditional techniques
Device: Simeox Procedure: Physiotherapy
Experimental: simeox
Medical device
Device: Simeox Procedure: Physiotherapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient over 18, male or female.
  • Patient affected by broncho-degenerative disease, chronic obstructive airway disease, cystic fibrosis, idiopathic bronchiectasis, ciliary dyskinesia and/or chronic bronchitis.
  • Hospitalization for a minimum of five days or a maximum of 8 days.
  • Bronchial clearance is usually productive.
  • FVC and / or FEV <85% predicted, with stable lung function.
  • Agreement to participate to the study and signature of the informed consent form
  • Social security coverage.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
  • Bronchial clearance is not usually productive.
  • Patient with contra-indication for physiotherapy bronchial clearance.
  • Patient who received a lung transplant.
  • Care requires more than 2 sessions of chest physiotherapy daily.
  • Duration of mechanical ventilation > 8h/day.
  • Patient with an episode of hemoptysis during the month before inclusion.
  • Patient with an episode of pneumothorax during the last month.
  • Pregnant or lactating women.
  • Patient with a disability and/or unwillingness to follow protocol requirements.
  • Patient participating in another clinical study or having tested an experimental drug within 30 days prior to his inclusion in the study.
  • Patient ( s) with another condition which, according to the investigator , may interfere with the result or conduct of the trial and thus justify their non- inclusion in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02061852

CHU Nord
Marseille, France, 13915 Cedex 20
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Marseille
Principal Investigator: Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Prof. Hospital Marseille
  More Information

Responsible Party: Physio-Assist Identifier: NCT02061852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2014-A00079-38
Study First Received: January 31, 2014
Last Updated: October 20, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystic Fibrosis
Bronchitis, Chronic
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Ciliary Motility Disorders
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Movement Disorders
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017