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Kessler Foundation

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West Orange, New Jersey 07052
Global Leader in Spinal Cord Injury
Global Leader in Wounds and Injuries
Conducts research for Stroke
Conducts research for Traumatic Brain Injury
Conducts research for Multiple Sclerosis
116 reported clinical trials
14 medical researchers
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Summary

Kessler Foundation is a medical facility located in West Orange, New Jersey. This center is recognized for care of Spinal Cord Injury, Wounds and Injuries, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and other specialties. Kessler Foundation is involved with conducting 116 clinical trials across 130 conditions. There are 14 research doctors associated with this hospital, such as Steven Kirshblum, MD, Trevor A. Dyson-Hudson, M.D., Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, and Gail F Forrest, PhD.

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Clinical Trials running at Kessler Foundation

Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Wounds and Injuries
Orthostatic Hypotension
Stroke
Low Blood Pressure
Depression
Upper Extremity Dysfunction
Osteoarthritis
Multiple Sclerosis
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Feedback Timing During Learning

for TBI with Depression

The goal of this proposal is to examine the influence of feedback timing on learning and brain function in individuals with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), with and without depression.
Recruiting1 award N/A8 criteria
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Robotic Balance Training

for Traumatic Brain Injury

The purpose of this study is to assess a balance training program to see if it can be helpful to improve balance and avoid falls in people who have had traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The study will involve three groups of research subjects: 1) TBI-intervention group, 2) TBI- non-intervention group and 3) the participants without disability group. The TBI intervention Group will participate in 10 robotic balance training sessions. Data will collected pre and post-training. TBI- non-intervention group will not receive any training. They will participate in two data collection sessions which are about 5 weeks apart. The participants without disability group will not receive any training. They will participate in one data collection session.
Recruiting1 award N/A
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Virtual Reality Treadmill Training

for Traumatic Brain Injury

The purpose of this research study is to test the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) based treadmill training on walking ability. The study will also help to understand the changes in cognitive ability and brain activity as a result of VR-based treadmill training after a brain injury. The study will include 3 groups: C-MILL training group (CTG), Treadmill training group (TTG), and healthy control group (HCG). Individuals with brain injury will be randomly assigned to C-MILL training group, or Treadmill training group. The CTG and TTG will participate in up to 13 sessions. The participants will be screened for the inclusion/exclusion criteria and consented during the first session. They will participate in two data collection sessions, one before the training and one after the training. The participants will undergo 10 training sessions. Individuals in the CTG will receive gait and balance training sessions with the virtual reality and auditory cues using C-MILL (such as walking on a pathway, obstacle avoidance, lateral balance etc.) to provide task specific training. C-Mill (Motekforce Link, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is an instrumented treadmill that uses visual (on the screen as well on the treadmill) and acoustic cues for gait and balance training. The C-Mill allows for gait and balance adaptability strategy as it can provide obstacle avoidance environments, change in speed and various walking pathways in a safe and controlled environment. Individuals in TTG group will walk on the treadmill (C-MILL) or stand on the treadmill (C-MILL) with no visual or auditory cues. HCG will participate in up to four sessions. The participants will be screened for the inclusion/exclusion criteria and consented during the first session. They will participate in two data collection sessions and one C-MILLsession. Each training session will last for 45 minutes. During the 45 minutes, the participants will perform the task for approximately 1 minute. Participants will be allowed as much rest as needed by them. During the training all participants will wear the safety harness to protect from falling. In addition spotter will be present with the participants to prevent falls. Data Collection: Each participant's baseline and follow up data will be collected for a) functional b) neuromechanical c) cortical and d) cognitive outcomes. During walking on treadmill data will also be collected with instrumented C- MILL. C-MILL can provide gait parameters such as step length, width, frequency, speed and symmetry in addition to center of pressure for evaluation of gait and balance. During Training Sessions: The instrumented treadmill will collect force data during training.
Recruiting1 award N/A1 criteria

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Kessler Foundation is a medical facility located in West Orange, New Jersey. This center is recognized for care of Spinal Cord Injury, Wounds and Injuries, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and other specialties. Kessler Foundation is involved with conducting 116 clinical trials across 130 conditions. There are 14 research doctors associated with this hospital, such as Steven Kirshblum, MD, Trevor A. Dyson-Hudson, M.D., Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, and Gail F Forrest, PhD.