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Kirksville, Missouri 63501


The purpose of this study is to determine if osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is effective for persons with emphysema as a component of their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Study summary:

OMT sessions are designed to improve chest wall compliance and diaphragmatic function which produce an immediate positive change in pulmonary function parameters and chest wall mobility. This research project will be a significant step in expanding the understanding of the role of OMT in the treatment of chronic lung disease. It is expected to yield evidence that OMT is an important adjunctive modality that improves pulmonary function, increases exercise tolerance, relieves dyspnea, and improves quality of life in those with COPD, and that would have widespread clinical application plus significant economic benefits. Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive either OMT or sham treatments once a week for 13 weeks. Outcome measures will be obtained at baseline; immediately following the first treatment; at 4, 8, and 12 weeks after initiation of treatment; and 4 weeks after termination of the treatment. Outcome variables include pulmonary function tests; quality-of-life questionnaires (including emotional functioning, fatigue, and dyspnea); and measurements of exercise tolerance and chest wall mobility.


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Original ID:

R21 AT000207-01A1



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Brief Title:

Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Official Title:

Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Study Phase:

Phase 2



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Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Oversight Authority:

United States: Federal Government

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Allocation: Randomized, Primary Purpose: Treatme

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Overall Contact Information

Official Name:Donald R. Noll
Principal Investigator
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Study Dates

Start Date:April 2001
Completion Date:March 2002
Verification Date:July 2006
Last Changed Date:August 17, 2006
First Received Date:April 22, 2002

Study Outcomes

There are no available Study Outcomes

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Procedure
Name:osteopathic manipulative treatment

Study Arms

There are no available Study Arms

Study Agencies

Agency Class:NIH
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

There are no available Study References

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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