Effectiveness Inspirational Muscle Training

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    Universidade Federal do vale do São Francisco
Updated on 3 March 2021
mechanical ventilation
inspiratory muscle training
assisted ventilation


The long stay in mechanical ventilation can induce several complications, among them respiratory muscle weakness, this has been related to the duration of mechanical ventilation, delay and failure to wean, resulting in longer hospitalization, which reflects in greater care increase in hospital costs. Therefore, of this research will be to compare the effectiveness of early inspiratory muscle training (IMT) versus non-IMT in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation to improve the outcome of mechanical ventilation weaning time.


The study will consist of a randomized controlled clinical trial conducted at the Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospital of UNIVASF. Will be included individuals of both sexes, aged 18 years or older, who are on invasive mechanical ventilation and who obtain the Free and Informed Consent Form, signed by the responsible family member. Subjects will be randomized into two groups (training and control). The inspiratory (MIP), expiratory (MEP) and peak expiratory flow pressures will be evaluated. The training group will perform respiratory muscle training, using the Powerbreath equipment, with initial loading of 40% of MIP, 7 days a week, 2 times a day. Morbidities that have repercussions on diaphragmatic contraction and end-stage disease will be used as exclusion criteria. The sample data will be analyzed through the SPSS 22.0 program. The significance level of the study will be set at 5% (p <0.05).

Condition Pulmonary insufficiency, Respiratory Failure, Respiratory Failure, respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary regurgitation, pulmonic valve insufficiency, respiratory impairment
Treatment Inspiratory muscle training (IMT), Intensive Physiotherapy (IPT)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03758573
SponsorUniversidade Federal do vale do São Francisco
Last Modified on3 March 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

invasive mechanical ventilation
patients hemodynamically stable
without use of vasoactive drugs

Exclusion Criteria

spindle trauma
neuromuscular diseases
end-stage disease
rib fracture
diaphragmatic injury
postoperative pulmonary surgeries
abdominal disease
morbidities that have repercussions on diaphragmatic contraction
mechanical ventilation with FiO2 > 60% and PEEP > 10 cm H2O
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