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Buffalo, New York 14215


This is a 26 week randomized controlled study. The study consists of, in order, an enrollment visit, followed by clinic visits at 2 weeks, 14 weeks and at 26 weeks. There will also be telephonic assessments at 8 weeks and 20 weeks. Clinic visits will involve comprehensive assessments of the patients lung condition, including post-bronchodilator spirometry, Shuttle walk distance, BODE index, health status (SGRQ) and symptoms (CCQ). Sputum and serum samples will also be collected at these visits for microbiological and inflammation analysis. Sputum will be obtained with the Lung Flute as an induction device and Pulse Oximetry will be assessed prior to and after use of the Lung Flute. Clinic and telephonic visits will collect information regarding compliance with the use of the Lung Flute, adverse events and exacerbation history.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or female subjects between and including the ages of 30 and 80 years. Females of childbearing potential may be included provided they are not pregnant or are not nursing. 2. Subjects with a diagnosis of moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as defined by the Global Initiative for COPD (GOLD, 2008 update) and who meet the following criteria for stage ll - IV disease: a) Subjects must have a post-bronchodilator FEV1/FEV ratio <70% and FEV1 of <80% of the predicted value for age, height, and sex using the NHANES III standards (Hankinson, 1999). 3. Subjects must have a smoking history of at least 10 pack-years. 4. Subjects must have stable disease for at least 1 month prior to enrollment with no changes in the maintenance treatment for COPD in this period. - Exclusion Criteria: 1. History of an exacerbation or other significant disease instability during the month preceding enrollment. 2. A primary diagnosis of asthma or bronchiectasis. 3. Inability to vibrate the reed of the Lung Flute® consistently because of severely expiratory flow rate. 4. Subject with any evidence of significant concomitant clinical disease that, in the opinion of the investigator, could interfere with the conduct of the study or safety of the subject. 5. Pregnant or nursing females or females intending to become pregnant during the course of the study. 6. Use of any investigational drug within one month or 6 half-lives (which-ever is greater) of the enrollment visit. 7. Inability to comprehend or willingness to follow the study requirements including attendance at out-patient clinic visit and participation in testing as called for by the protocol. 8. Patients currently using the Lung Flute. -



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Sanjay Sethi, MD
VA WNY Healthcare System

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Location Contact:

Buffalo, New York 14215
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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