Low-load Blood Flow Restriction Training in COPD (LL-BFRT COPD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04151771|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 5, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2020
Peripheral muscle weakness is a predominant problem in patients with COPD and treated using exercise training in pulmonary rehabilitation. Despite pulmonary rehabilitation being an effective intervention, muscle strength impairment is a persisting problem in COPD patients. Patients have problems to tolerate the high training loads, which are necessary to develop strength. Low-load blood flow restriction training (LL-BFRT) might therefore be an option to enhance muscular response of patients with COPD to strength training. Up to now, no studies investigating LL-BFRT in respiratory diseases are available.
The primary outcome of this randomized pilot study is knee extensor muscle strength. Secondary, the study will evaluate if LL-BFRT is well tolerated and feasible in COPD patients attending outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|COPD Muscle Weakness||Other: Low-load blood flow restriction training Other: Usual outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Low-load Blood Flow Restriction Training in COPD|
|Actual Study Start Date :||December 27, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2020|
Experimental: LL-BFRT group
Participants randomised into intervention group are attending pulmonary rehabilitation in which strengthening exercises of the lower limb are performed using LL-BFRT.
Other: Low-load blood flow restriction training
The intervention group will perform the exercises of the lower limbs using LL-BFRT with an occlusion pressure of 70% of arterial occlusion pressure with low training loads (30% of the 1 repetition maximum).
Other Name: LL-BFRT
Active Comparator: Usual pulmonary rehabilitation group
Participants randomised into control group are attending usual pulmonary rehabilitation as established.
Other: Usual outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation
The control group will perform outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation as established.
- Knee extensor strength [ Time Frame: during 12 weeks (24 exercise sessions) ]Between-group difference in total change in isometric muscle strength of the knee extensor muscles, measured by handheld dynamometry in newtonmeter
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04151771
|Contact: Christian F Clarenbach, MD||+41 44 255 17 email@example.com|