Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for Bowel Incontinence

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Bowel IncontinenceLow level laser therapy (LLLT) - Device
6 - 80
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing whether a low level laser therapy can help patients with severe, uncontrollable fecal incontinence. There is no control group receiving a placebo in this study.

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 4 and 12 weeks

12 weeks
Change in anal sphincter tone
Change in increase of anal sphincter pressure during squeezing
Change in squeezing duration
4 and 12 weeks
Change in symptoms score
Week 12
Change in Quality of Life
Change in number of fecal incontinence episodes

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Incontinence and low level laser therapy
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

20 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Low level laser therapy (LLLT) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Incontinence and low level laser therapy
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Low level laser therapy (LLLT) · Intervention Types: Device
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Low level laser therapy (LLLT)

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 4 and 12 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

McMaster UniversityLead Sponsor
834 Previous Clinical Trials
2,632,765 Total Patients Enrolled
Jihong Chen, MD PhDPrincipal InvestigatorMcMaster University
1 Previous Clinical Trials
20 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 6 - 80 · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have no control over your bowel movements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current enrollment count of this research experiment?

"Affirmative. The study, which was posted on September 8th 2019 and last updated April 4th 2022 is actively recruiting patients according to clinicaltrials.gov reports. A total of 20 individuals are needed for the trial at 1 location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are new participants still being received into this experiment?

"Yes, records on clinicaltrials.gov demonstrate that this study is presently recruiting patients. Originally posted in September of 2019 and revised last April 4th 2022; the trial has a target enrolment of 20 participants from 1 medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Under what circumstances would an individual qualify for inclusion in this investigation?

"The criteria for enrollment in this trial is limited to individuals within the age range of 6 and 80 who are affected by fecal soiling. Approximately 20 participants need to be recruited." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is this trial open to adults aged 25 and over?

"According to the trial's eligibilty guidelines, potential participants must have a chronological age of between 6 and 80 years old. Additionally, there are 7 study groups for minors and 23 dedicated research tracks available for those aged 65 or older." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.