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Inspiratory Muscle Training With Normocapnic Hyperpnea in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2010 by Università degli Studi di Ferrara.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Università degli Studi di Ferrara Identifier:
First received: October 7, 2010
Last updated: October 8, 2010
Last verified: October 2010

Many studies suggest that inspiratory muscles training by means of normocapnic hyperpnea improves exercise tolerance in healthy subjects. No information is available about the use of this training in COPD patients even if other methods (such as threshold loading and resistive loading) have been shown to be effective in terms of Inspiratory Muscle Function, Health-Related Quality of Life and Exercise Tolerance.

This study is designed to evaluate the effects of normocapnic hyperventilation by means of Spirotiger®, an instrument training the respiratory muscles, avoiding hypocapnia (using the methodology of isocapnic hyperpnoea)in COPD patients.

Condition Intervention
COPD Device: Spirotiger®

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Inspiratory Muscle Training by Means of Spirotiger® in COPD Patients.

Further study details as provided by Università degli Studi di Ferrara:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise Capacity [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Respiratory muscle training
Patients assigned to this arm train the respiratory muscles by means of normocapnic hyperpnea.
Device: Spirotiger®
training session :10 minutes twice a day X 4 weeks
Other Name: Pulmonary rehabilitation


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • COPD patients. All patients are at stable state, free from an exacerbation from at least 3 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD patients with a recent history of cardiovascular disease, neurologic disease and other diseases that would interfere with the training.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01218295

Contact: Annalisa Cogo, MD +390532210420
Contact: Luca Pomidori, PhD +390532455888

Pulmonary Respiratory Unit- University Hospital Recruiting
Ferrara, Italy, 44100
Contact: Annalisa Cogo, MD    +390532210420   
Contact: Luca Pomidori, PhD    +390532455888   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Università degli Studi di Ferrara
Principal Investigator: Annalisa Cogo, MD Università di Ferrara
  More Information

Responsible Party: Annalisa Cogo, University of Ferrara Identifier: NCT01218295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IMTCOPD2
Study First Received: October 7, 2010
Last Updated: October 8, 2010

Keywords provided by Università degli Studi di Ferrara:
inspiratory muscles training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Aspiration
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Pathologic Processes processed this record on September 19, 2017