Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Boston, Massachusetts 02215


The purpose of this study is to evaluate respiratory symptoms and their impact in the quality of life and after treatment of the respiratory condition (tracheobronchomalacia - TBM).

Study summary:

TBM is an abnormal collapse of the tracheal and bronchial walls. It is characterized by flaccidity of the supporting tracheal and bronchial structures and a significant reduction of airway diameter on expiration seen in the trachea and/or in the mainstem bronchi. Currently there is no available data on the efficacy of central airway stabilization for treating TBM. Our study would provide this important information and would establish the effect of central airway stabilization on symptoms, functional status, quality of life, lung function and exercise capacity in patients with symptomatic and severe TBM.


Inclusion Criteria: - Suspicion of symptomatic tracheal and/or bronchial collapse during bronchoscopy or Dynamic Computed Tomographic study. - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (regardless of severity) and suspicion of tracheal and/or bronchial collapse Exclusion Criteria: - inability to follow commands - Focal extrinsic compression of the trachea/bronchi by mass or other



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Armin Ernst, M.D. FCCP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States

There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.