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The purpose

The purpose of this study is to better understand how air is spread throughout study participants' lungs after abdominal surgery by comparing two lung inflation treatments: 1. Incentive Spirometry (I.S.) lung expansion therapy 2. EzPAP® lung expansion therapy. Lung expansion therapy is routinely used after upper abdominal surgery. Taking deep breaths after surgery helps lungs to stay inflated. At the University of Virginia, it is at the physician's discretion as to which treatment will be used to help with deep breathing lung inflation therapy after surgery. The investigators would like to know which of the lung inflation therapies is better at helping inflate participants' lungs. The investigators will be using a device called Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) to measure how effectively air spreads in participants' lungs. This device is not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the purpose used in this study, and therefore, it is considered investigational. Investigators are inviting eligible participants to consider participating in this study because doctors order Incentive Spirometry as a standard of care following upper abdominal surgery. Information gained from monitoring how air is spread throughout participants' lungs will help investigators to determine if there is a clinical difference and benefit when comparing Incentive Spirometry and EzPAP lung expansion therapies.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Incentive Spirometry
  • Device: EzPAP® Positive Airway Pressure

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02892773. The sponsor of the trial is University of Virginia and it is looking for 112 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of Lung Expansion Therapy Following Upper Abdominal Surgery in Adult Human Subjects