Daily IMT (dIMT) for Orthopedic Disorders

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Florida, Jacksonville, FLOrthopedic Disorders+3 MoreDaily Inspiratory Muscle Training (dIMT) - Behavioral
18 - 100
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trialwill evaluate if pre-surgery breathing exercises can help improve breathing function and recovery after orthopedic surgery. #medicalresearch

Eligible Conditions
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Hip Arthropathy
  • Knee Arthropathy
  • Lower Extremity Fractures

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 24-hours post-op.

10 days Post-op
Post operative pulmonary complications
24-hours post-op.
Maximal Inspiratory Pressure (MIP)
24-hours postoperative changes
Forced vital capacity (FVC)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Acute IMT (aIMT)
1 of 3
Standard of Care (SOC)
1 of 3
Daily IMT (dIMT)
1 of 3

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

12 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Daily IMT (dIMT) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Daily IMT (dIMT)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Daily Inspiratory Muscle Training (dIMT) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Acute IMT (aIMT)
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Acute Inspiratory Muscle Training (aIMT) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Standard of Care (SOC)
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Standard of Care (SOC) · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 24-hours post-op.

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of FloridaLead Sponsor
1,262 Previous Clinical Trials
699,498 Total Patients Enrolled
Barbara Smith, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions - Gainesville
Stefan Braunecker, MDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville
2 Previous Clinical Trials
290 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 100 · All Participants · 7 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You currently smoke or have smoked tobacco or used nicotine products, including vaping.
You can tell the study team if you experience any side effects like pain, tiredness, or need help.
You have a lung disease caused by smoking in the past.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any opportunities to join this research trial currently available?

"As per the information hosted on clinicaltrials.gov, this trial is open to candidates. The study was initially listed on July 1st 2022 and has had its most recent update October 13th of the same year." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the aggregate count of participants in this trial?

"Yes, the details available on clinicaltrials.gov verify that this medical study is actively recruiting members. This clinical trial was initially shared on July 1st 2022 and most recently modified on October 13th 2022. The investigation requires 12 participants to be sourced from a single site for participation." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Can I register for this research effort?

"This trial seeks to enroll 12 individuals with hip structure aged between 18 and 100. Crucially, candidates must possess one or more risk factors for post-operative pulmonary complications such as a history of nicotine consumption, pre-existing lung issues, shortness of breath when exerting minimal effort, reduced FEV1/FVC below the 80% mark compared to predicted values based on age and sex, past smoking related illnesses; they should also be prepared for surgeries lasting longer than 30 minutes while having the capacity to follow instructions regarding IMT exercises along with being able to communicate any adverse symptoms like fatigue or pain. Moreover, their medical record needs display" - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are the criteria for this trial limited to those aged fifty and under?

"This medical research requires patients to be of legal age or older. Specifically, the enrolment criteria mandates that participants must between 18 and 100 years old. There are additional trials for minors (33) and seniors (246)." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.