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EASE Trial: Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema


A Randomized, Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Exhale® Drug-Eluting Stent in Homogeneous Emphysema Subjects With Severe Hyperinflation




This is an international clinical research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a new procedure called airway bypass. The goal of this research is to see if airway bypass can relieve hyperinflation (overfilling) of the lungs, thereby improving lung function and reducing shortness of breath in patients with severe homogeneous (diffuse) emphysema. "EASE" stands for Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema.

Study Status: Active, not recruiting


Condition Intervention Phase
Emphysema Device: Exhale® Drug-Eluting Stent
Device: Sham control
Phase 3

Verified by Broncus Technologies January, 2011

Sponsored by: Broncus Technologies
Information provided by: Broncus Technologies identifier: NCT00391612

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Joel D. Cooper, MD, FACS, FRCS., Principal Investigator
Gerhard W. Sybrecht, Prof. Dr. med.., Principal Investigator

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