HFCWO in Hospitalized Asthmatic Children
To determine whether or not high frequency chest wall oscillation (in the form of the VestTM) is superior to regular asthma therapy in the management of children hospitalized with moderate to severe asthma.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation via Vest (Hill-Rom Vest(tm)), Regular nebulized bronchodilator treatment.
Winthrop University Hospital, Winthrop Pediatric Associates
Enrolling by invitation
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00722020
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Ventilatory support system using frequencies from 60-900 cycles/min or more. Three types of systems have been distinguished on the basis of rates, volumes, and the system used. They are high frequency positive-pressure ventilation (HFPPV); HIGH-FREQUENCY JET VENTILATION; (HFJV); and high-frequency oscillation (HFO).
Chest Wall Oscillation
A respiratory support system used to remove mucus and clear airway by oscillating pressure on the chest.
The measurement of frequency or oscillation changes.
Non-ionizing electromagnetic energy in the frequency range of 100 gigahertz to 10 terahertz which spans from the mid-INFRARED RAYS frequency to the high-frequency edge of the MICROWAVES band.
A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
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