Last updated on February 2018

Monitoring Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients at Home by a Forced Oscillation Technique Device


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Age: Between 40 - 80 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • COPD at stage 3 and 4 of GOLD classification(spirometric values after bronchodilator: FEV1/VC < 95th percentile of predicted and FEV1 < 50% of predicted)
  • patients who reported more than two exacerbations in the past year OR
  • patients who required more than two hospital admission in the last year OR
  • patients with ER admission in the last year due to acute respiratory failure

better if:

  • depressive phenotype
  • worsening of dyspnea during walk (measured by MRC-Medical Research Council score)
  • malnutrition or obesity (BMI < 19 or > 25)
  • patient lives alone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other respiratory diseases
  • Alpha-1antitrypsin deficiency
  • Significant inflammatory diseases other than COPD
  • Organ or systemic diseases that may impair the ventilatory function (any restrictive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and so on)
  • Prior lung surgery
  • Concomitant enrollment in other trials
  • Any major non-COPD disease or condition, such as uncontrolled malignancy, end-stage heart disease, liver or renal insufficiency (that requires current evaluation for liver or renal transplantation or dialysis), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or severe stroke, or other as deemed appropriate by investigator as determined by review of medical history and / or patient reported medical history

Recruitment Status: Open


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