Neubie Direct Current Electrical Stimulation for neuropathies

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
APEX Physical Therapy, Fort Myers, FL
neuropathies+1 More
Neubie Direct Current Electrical Stimulation Device - Device
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study will compare two methods of electrical stimulation (alternating current and direct current) as an adjunctive therapy to treating peripheral neuropathy. Both types of electrical stimulation have been used in clinical practice for physical therapy, however direct current stimulation is much less common and there is less known about their impact on physical therapy outcomes. The aim of this project is to show the efficacy of a novel device, the Neubie direct current device, compared to traditional TENS unit in clinical physical therapy treatment of neuropathy. Outcomes measured will include three methods of two-point discrimination, vibration sense, pain, and score on the modified Toronto Clinical Neuropathy scale.

Eligible Conditions

  • neuropathies

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

9 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 weeks

6 weeks
Distal Latency
Sural Sensory Nerve Conduction Velocity
Tibial F-Wave
Tibial Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity
Ulnar Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity
Ulnar Sensory Nerve Conduction Velocity
Pre-intervention
Fibular Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity
H-Reflex
Superficial Fibular Sensory Nerve Conduction Velocity

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Neubie Direct Current Electrical Stimulation
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

150 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Neubie Direct Current Electrical Stimulation · No Placebo Group · N/A

Neubie Direct Current Electrical Stimulation
Device
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Neubie Direct Current Electrical Stimulation Device · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 weeks
Closest Location: APEX Physical Therapy · Fort Myers, FL
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching neuropathies
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You must have a minimum score of 1 on the Toronto Clinical Neuropathy Score.
You must be able to attend weekly sessions for the 6 week period of the study.
You are not at least 18 years old.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.

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