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Respiratory Disease clinical trials at UC Health
2 research studies open to eligible people

  • Diagnostic Accuracy Of Forced Oscillation Technique To Detect Lung Function Anomalies

    open to eligible people ages 3 years and up

    The diagnosis of a lung function anomaly requires the evaluation of pulmonary function by spirometry. However, some patients (e.g. children, elderly, or diseased individuals) may have difficulty performing the related forced maximal respiratory maneuver correctly. Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT) measures lung impedance during tidal breathing, requiring minimal patient cooperation. The purpose of this study is to establish the diagnostic accuracy of FOT parameters alone or in combination with lung volumes in detecting lung function anomalies as compared with spirometry and with the diagnosis made by the physician.

    at UCLA

  • Within-Breath Total Respiratory Input Impedance in Healthy Adult Subjects

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Assessment of lung function requires the evaluation of pulmonary function by spirometry. However, some patients (e.g. children, elderly, or diseased individuals) may have difficulty performing the related forced maximal respiratory maneuver correctly. Forced oscillation technique (FOT) is increasingly being used in clinical settings to evaluate lung function noninvasively by measuring the mechanical input impedance of the respiratory system. FOT measures lung impedance during tidal breathing, requiring minimal patient cooperation. Recently a new methodology (within breath analysis) has emerged to evaluate changes that occur in the impedance during the breathing activity. The within-breath calculation of impedance allows separating the contribution of inspiration and expiration to the measured parameters. The purpose of this study is to establish reference ranges for within breath FOT parameters and their short term variability.

    at UCLA

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