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Evaluation of High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hill-Rom Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2008
Last updated: March 20, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

To compare the outcomes of patients treated with the Vest and conventional chest physiotherapy to determine if the Vest provides equivalent therapy

Condition Intervention Phase
Airway Secretion Clearance
Device: Airway clearance
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Using the Vest Airway Clearance System Compared to Conventional Chest Physical Therapy at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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Further study details as provided by Hill-Rom:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hospital Length of Stay [ Time Frame: Discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ICU Length of Stay [ Time Frame: Discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Days of Mechanical Ventilation [ Time Frame: Discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Days to resolution of atelectasis [ Time Frame: Discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Days of CPT required [ Time Frame: Discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 330
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HFCWO Arm
Airway clearance provided by the Vest Airway Clearance System
Device: Airway clearance
Provided by the Vest Airway clearance system
Active Comparator: CPT Arm
Airway clearance provided by manual CPT
Device: Airway clearance
Airway clearance provided by manual CPT


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute or chronic disease requiring secretion mobilization as per hospital protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Absolute contraindications for positional changes
  • Absolute contraindications for chest percussion
  • Women visibly pregnant
  • Previous enrollment in study
  • Previous CPT or Vest treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00717873

United States, Missouri
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Darnetta Clinkscale, RRT Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hill-Rom Identifier: NCT00717873     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR-0080
Study First Received: July 1, 2008
Last Updated: March 20, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Hill-Rom:
Mucus Clearance
Secretion Clearance
HFCWO processed this record on November 23, 2014