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Stacking Exercises Aid the Decline in FVC and Sick Time

key information

study id #: NCT01999075

condition: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

status: completed


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is complicated by weak breathing muscles and lung infections. “Lung volume recruitment” is a technique performed using a face mask or mouthpiece and a hand-held resuscitation bag to stack breaths, inflate the lungs and help clear the airways of secretions by increasing the forcefulness of a cough. We believe this will slow down the steady loss of lung function, prevent lung infection, and improve quality of life. Our aim is to compare the outcome of a group of individuals with DMD treated with standard care to another group that also receives lung volume recruitment. If effective, this study will change clinical practice by including twice-daily treatment as part of the standard of care for individuals with DMD, in order to improve their lung health and quality of life.

intervention: Lung Volume Recruitment (LVR), Conventional Treatment

mechanism of action: No pharmaceutical intervention

results: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT01999075

last updated: December 28, 2018