A Comparison Study of Two Respiratory Physical Therapy Methods and Standard Medical Treatment for Treating COPD Patients During Acute Exacerbation
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
One of the main goals of the respiratory physical therapy is to help people who are suffering from accumulating of secretions in their airways and lungs.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients are often hospitalized with an Acute Exacerbation of their medical condition.
Those patients usually get only the standard medical care during the acute phase and don't get respiratory physical therapy treatment.
The study's main aim is to investigate if respiratory physical therapy treatment in addition to standard medical care during the acute phase, can improve the respiratory and medical condition and reduce hospitalization stay.
In order to do so we will compare three groups of COPD patients during acute exacerbation; two groups will get one out of two respiratory physical therapy techniques; manually or Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilator (IPV) in addition to standard medical care and the third group will get standard medical care alone.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Procedure: respiratory physical therapy manual technique- Autogenic Drainage
Device: respiratory physical therapy technique- IPV
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- length of stay in the hospital [ Time Frame: up to three months ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: respiratory physical therapy manual technique
respiratory physical therapy manual technique- Autogenic Drainage
|Procedure: respiratory physical therapy manual technique- Autogenic Drainage|
Experimental: respiratory physical therapy technique- IPV
respiratory physical therapy technique- Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation
|Device: respiratory physical therapy technique- IPV|
No Intervention: standart medical care
standard medical care
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02140892
|Contact: Yaakov (kobi) Dagan, Msc.||email@example.com|