Tracheal Mechanics During Bronchoscopy

Brief Title

Tracheal Mechanics During Bronchoscopy

Official Title

Tracheal Mechanics During Bronchoscopy

Brief Summary

      The main purpose of this study is use a new type of measurement to help decide what kind of
      therapy would help people with a collapsing windpipe or tracheomalacia.
    

Detailed Description

      This study is to obtain new information about the pressures required to collapse the trachea
      in patients with and without obstructive pulmonary disease and to describe the relationship
      between pressures and airflow obstruction. This information will provide normative data not
      currently available and would establish whether tracheal collapse is due to tracheomalacia.
      The data may lead to better ways of predicting if a patient would benefit from procedures to
      prevent tracheal collapse.
    


Study Type

Observational




Condition

Tracheomalacia


Study Arms / Comparison Groups

 COPD
Description:  Patients with cough and/or shortness of breath who may have windpipe collapse.

Publications

* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by National Clinical Trials Identifier (NCT ID) in Medline.

Recruitment Information



Estimated Enrollment

145

Start Date

March 1, 1999

Completion Date

June 2009

Primary Completion Date

July 2008

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Suspicion of tracheal collapse undergoing bronchoscopy

          -  Healthy control subject undergoing bronchoscopy for another purpose.

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Esophageal pathology

          -  Tracheostomy

          -  inability to follow commands
      

Gender

All

Ages

21 Years - N/A

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Contacts

Stephen H Loring, M.D., , 

Location Countries

United States

Location Countries

United States

Administrative Informations


NCT ID

NCT00536315

Organization ID

2001P001418


Responsible Party

Principal Investigator

Study Sponsor

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Study Sponsor

Stephen H Loring, M.D., Principal Investigator, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Verification Date

February 2010