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Betaine for Inflammation (FFBET Trial)

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Research Sponsored by Michael J. Ormsbee
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Structural Firefighter
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up immediately before and immediately after the completion of the live burn
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FFBET Trial Summary

This trial tests if betaine supplementation helps firefighters stay cooler and reduce inflammation during training. #Firefighters #Betaine

Who is the study for?
This trial is for structural firefighters. It's designed to see if taking betaine helps with body temperature control, reduces inflammation, and increases body water during intense training. Firefighters must take betaine for a month and will be monitored through various physical measures.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests the effects of betaine supplementation compared to a placebo in controlling core temperature, reducing inflammation, and maintaining hydration levels in firefighters during live burn exercises.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While specific side effects are not listed here, common side effects from supplements like betaine could include gastrointestinal issues such as stomach upset or cramps. Participants' reactions may vary.

FFBET Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below

FFBET Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~immediately before and immediately after the completion of the live burn
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and immediately before and immediately after the completion of the live burn for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Stress (enzyme linked immunoassays)
Stress (respiration efficiency)
Subjective measures
+3 more
Secondary outcome measures
Chronic Stress (enzyme linked immunoassays)
Chronic Stress (vitals) professional firefighters.
Fluid Compartment Volumes (Bioelectrical Impedance Spectrocopy) professional firefighters.

FFBET Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Active Control
Placebo Group
Group I: BetaineActive Control1 Intervention
10 participants will be given betaine
Group II: PlaceboPlacebo Group1 Intervention
10 participants will be given rice-flour as a placebo

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Michael J. OrmsbeeLead Sponsor

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is there an open call for participants in this medical experiment?

"Affirmative, according to information provided on clinicaltrials.gov this trial is open for enrollment and has been since January 1st 2024. The post was recently updated on December 11th 2023 and the team needs to recruit twenty participants from one site."

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How extensive is the current cohort of patients participating in this trial?

"Indeed, the details posted online verify that this investigation is still actively searching for test subjects. The initial listing was published on January 1st 2024 and its most recent amendment occurred on December 11th 2023. At present, they need to enlist up to twenty people from a single center."

Answered by AI
~11 spots leftby Apr 2025