Inspiratory Muscle Training With Normocapnic Hyperpnea in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
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.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Inspiratory Muscle Training by Means of Spirotiger® in COPD Patients.|
- Exercise Capacity [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|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)|
Experimental: Respiratory muscle training
Patients assigned to this arm train the respiratory muscles by means of normocapnic hyperpnea.
training session :10 minutes twice a day X 4 weeks
Other Name: Pulmonary rehabilitation
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01218295
|Pulmonary Respiratory Unit- University Hospital|
|Ferrara, Italy, 44100|
|Principal Investigator:||Annalisa Cogo, MD||Università di Ferrara|