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Palliation of Dyspnea With Mouth Piece Ventilation

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Difficulty in finding suitable patients.)
First Posted : January 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 8, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lauri Lehtimäki, Tampere University Hospital

Brief Summary:
An uncontrolled feasibility study on using mouth piece ventilation in palliation of dyspnea in subjects with incurable advanced disease. Subjects are recruited from a local Hospice and from oncology ward. The main outcomes are the compliance of the subjects with the treatment and alleviation of dyspnea during the treatment period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dyspnea Device: Trilogy 100 ® (Philips Respironics) Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Palliation of Dyspnea With Mouth Piece Ventilation
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 1, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : December 1, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
MPV arm
Subjects use mouth piece ventilation (MPV) accoring to their will to alleviate dyspnea for 24 hours.
Device: Trilogy 100 ® (Philips Respironics)
Trilogy 100 ® (Philips Respironics) on MPV mode.
Other Name: Mouth piece ventilation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in dyspnea after initial use of MPV [ Time Frame: 5 - 60 min ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in dyspnea after 24 hours of using MPV [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  2. Proportion of subjects having side-effects or not being compliant with MPV [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  3. Proportion of subjects gaining from MPV [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  4. Proportion of subjects willing to continue on MPV after the intervention [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least moderate dyspnea (NRS = Numeric Rating Scale ≥ 4)
  • incurable advanced disease
  • able to understand the study and to give informed consent
  • would not gain from intensive care or resuscitation according to the treating physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to participate and use MPV due to e.g. delirium or lack of co-operation
  • the cause of the dyspnea can be succesfully treated
  • unable to give informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03012737

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Dpt of oncology, Tampere University Hospital
Tampere, Finland, 33520
Pirkanmaa Hospice
Tampere, Finland, 33520
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tampere University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Lauri Lehtimäki, MD Tampere University Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Lauri Lehtimäki, Associate professor, Tampere University Hospital Identifier: NCT03012737    
Other Study ID Numbers: R16111
First Posted: January 6, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory