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Breath Actuated Nebulizer Study Protocol

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Unable to put forth the human resources for patient enrollment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christiana Care Health Services Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2006
Last updated: December 12, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
Comparison of the researchers' standard nebulizer and a breath actuated nebulizer to examine if breathing medication can be delivered more quickly and as effectively or more effectively than the standard nebulizer.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Device: standard nebulizer
Device: breath actuated nebulizer

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Breath Actuated Nebulizer Study Protocol

Further study details as provided by Christiana Care Health Services:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Forced vital capacity [ Time Frame: 1 ]
  • FEV1 [ Time Frame: 1 ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Standard nebulizer versus standard breath actuated nebulizer
Device: standard nebulizer
Standard small volume nebulizer for aerosolized medication delivery
Device: breath actuated nebulizer
Nebulizer that dispenses medication only during the inspiratory phase

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients with orders for routine 2.5 mg albuterol sulfate nebulizer therapy ordered either Q4 or Q6 hours who consent to the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adults with nebulizer therapy ordered more frequently than Q4 hours.
  • Adults with nebulizer therapy ordered less frequently than Q6 hours.
  • Pregnant patients are excluded.
  • Adults with orders for albuterol sulfate > 2.5 mg.
  • Adults in the ICU or Emergency Department.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00382447

United States, Delaware
Christiana Hospital
Newark, Delaware, United States, 19718
Sponsors and Collaborators
Christiana Care Health Services
Principal Investigator: John S. Emberger, BS Christiana Care Health Services
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christiana Care Health Services Identifier: NCT00382447     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCC# 26168
Study First Received: September 27, 2006
Last Updated: December 12, 2012

Keywords provided by Christiana Care Health Services:
breath actuated nebulizer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017