Non-invasive Ventilation in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease - a Feasibility Study

Study Purpose

The efficiency of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in hypercapnic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during pulmonary rehabilitation has been shown in numerous studies. There is only a limited number of therapeutic options for patients with severely progressed interstitial lung disease (ILD). The question whether chronic hypercapnic ILD-patients are able to profit from nocturnal NIV and thus increase their performance in physical training has been left unknown. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the feasibility of the initialization of a NIV for hypercapnic ILD-patients during pulmonary rehabilitation.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages N/A and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- confirmed diagnosis of Interstitial lung disease - Hypercapnia defined as carbon dioxide partial pressure ≥45 mmHg (at rest, night or activity) - already existing but not sufficient and regular use of non-invasive ventilation (≤3h/24h) - patients consent to participate in this trial

Exclusion Criteria:

- acute pulmonary insufficiency (ph<7.35) - acute, clinically relevant heart disease - already existing and sufficient use of non-invasive ventilation (≥3h/24h) - Body-Mass-Index>30 - obstructive sleep apnea - Intolerance to perform non-invasive ventilation - acute infection

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Schön Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Klaus Kenn, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Germany

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Noninvasive Ventilation, Lung Diseases, Interstitial
Arms & Interventions


Experimental: non-invasive ventilation

patients will undergo about 14 nights of non-invasive ventilation during pulmonary rehabilitation


Other: - non-invasive ventilation

patients will undergo a nocturnal non-invasive ventilation

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International Sites

Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land, Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Bayern, Germany




Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land

Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Bayern, 83471

Site Contact

Klaus Kenn, MD

0049865293 #1540

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