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Pulmonary Resection And Intensive Rehabilitation (PUREAIR)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 1, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 15, 2019
Ministry of Health, Italy
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SARATENCONI, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS

Brief Summary:

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in males, and is increasing in females. Up to 73% of affected patients present with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Most lung cancer patients have an average survival of about 8 months from diagnosis. Lobectomy for initial stages has demonstrated higher survival rates, but only 15% to 25% are surgical candidates; unfortunately, cardiopulmonary impairment mainly due to coexisting COPD reduces this number and patients undergo medical treatment or marginal lung resection, with minor functional impact but possible ineffective control of disease.

Furthermore, COPD is associated with increased postoperative morbidity and mortality, longer in-hospital stay, need for additional treatments, and a rise in sanitary costs.

The investigators planned a randomised trial on surgical candidates to assess the effect of comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation on functional and surgical outcomes, functioning, and Quality of Life (QoL).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Procedure: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Procedure: Standard care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of Early Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Long-term Exercise on Functioning, Quality of Life and Postoperative Outcome in Lung Cancer Patients
Actual Study Start Date : April 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Interventional Group
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Procedure: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
The Intervention Group (IG) will receive an overall rehabilitation treatment based on 10 sessions of pre-operative outpatient PR, early inpatient post-operative PR, and long-term exercise beginning 1 month after surgery and lasting for 15 sessions

Active Comparator: Control Group
Standard Care
Procedure: Standard care
Control Group (CG) will receive Standard Care (SC) based upon physiatrist counselling the day before surgery and early inpatient post-operative PR.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in 6 Minutes Walking Test [ Time Frame: Baseline, Preoperative, 1 month, 6 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Pulmonary Function Tests [ Time Frame: Baseline, Preoperative, 1 month, 6 months ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Change of the rate of lobar resection in borderline patients [ Time Frame: Baseline, Postoperative ]
    Number of lobar resection recorded

  2. Change of the rate of postoperative complications [ Time Frame: Baseline, Postoperaive, 1 month ]
    Number of postoperative complications recorded

  3. Change in Quality of life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months ]
    SF12 questionnaire

  4. Change in pain perception [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1 month, 6 months ]
    NRS questionnaire

  5. Change in the level of depression [ Time Frame: Baseline, postoperative, 6 months ]
    HADS questionnaire

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • stage 1 to 2B diagnosed or suspected NSCLC in operable patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unresectable disease, N2 disease requiring induction or postoperative chemotherapy
  • patients unfit for physical exercise requested by rehabilitation and assessments

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02405273

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Reggio Emilia, RE, Italy, 42123
Reggio Emilia, Italy, 42123
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Ministry of Health, Italy
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Principal Investigator: Sara Tenconi, Dr Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Study Director: Stefania Fugazzaro, Dr Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Study Chair: Cristian Rapicetta, Dr Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Study Chair: Roberto Piro, Dr Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Study Chair: Besa Kopliku, Dr Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: SARATENCONI, Dr, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS Identifier: NCT02405273    
Other Study ID Numbers: GR-2011-02351711
First Posted: April 1, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 15, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by SARATENCONI, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS:
Lung Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases