Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients Before Lung Transplantation (LTx)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Klaus Kenn, Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land der Schön-Kliniken

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to study the effects of a complex pulmonary rehabilitation program on mobility measured by 6 minute walking distance (6MWD) and physical activity, measured via Dynaport and Actibelt Aktivitätsmonitor, dyspnoea (VAS), quality of life (HRQL (SF36, EuroQul)), anxiety and depression (HADS)and PaCO2-behavior under physical activity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COPD Pre-Lung-Transplantation Hypercapnia Respiratory Insufficiency Other: continuous endurance training Other: interval training Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of a Complex Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program on Patients With End Stage Lung Diseases Undergoing Evaluation for Lung Transplantation (Pre-LTx)
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
interval training
interval training in lung transplant candidates
Other: interval training
at 100 percent of peak Watt
Continuous Training
continuous training in lung transplant candidates
Other: continuous endurance training
at 60 percent of peak Watt

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effects of a multimodal pulmonary rehabilitation program on physical activity measured via 6 minute walking distance(6MWD) [ Time Frame: day 1, day 14 and day 21 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Dyspnoea; Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in pre-LTx-Patients; PaCO2-behavior during training; Comparison of CT- and IT-Methode; Prevalence of anxiety and depression (HADS) in patients with end stage lung disease undergoing rehabilitation [ Time Frame: day 1, day 14 and day 21 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • pre-LTx (listed for lung-transplantation or currently undergoing evaluation)
  • COPD Stadium IV GOLD
  • α-1-Antitrypsin-deficiency-Emphysema
  • respiratory Insufficiency
  • oxygen therapy (LTOT)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious Exacerbation (Symptoms longer than three days, change of therapy, e.i. antibiotics, steroids) during the last four weeks before rehabilitation
  • clinical signs of manifest heart insufficiency
  • acute coronar syndrome
  • left heart insufficiency(EF < 40%)
  • missing Compliance

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00962078

Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land
Schönau am Königssee, Germany, 83471
Sponsors and Collaborators
Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land der Schön-Kliniken
Study Director: Klaus Kenn, Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land, Schön-Kliniken

Responsible Party: Klaus Kenn, Dr, Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land der Schön-Kliniken Identifier: NCT00962078     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRÄ-LTX-08022
Landesärztekammer Bayern
Nr. 08022
First Posted: August 19, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by Klaus Kenn, Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land der Schön-Kliniken:
Intervall versus continuous training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Insufficiency
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms