Intraoperative repeated pairing of cortical and spinal stimulation (SCAP) for Spinal Cord Injury
This trial will study whether electrical stimulation of the spinal cord can improve its function.
- Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
- Cervical Myelopathy
Study ObjectivesOutcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the intended target demographic for this clinical experiment?
"This clinical trial seeks 92 participants who are between 18 and 80 years of age, possess spinal cord diseases, and meet the following criteria: able-bodied; no history of invasive procedures; 30 days stable with prescription medication prior to screening; abstain from alcohol, smoking, caffeine consumption on day of experiment as well as recreational drugs for entirety of study; commit to seven visits required by protocol; provide informed consent. For patients diagnosed with SCI including those scheduled for intraoperative procedure must have a manual muscle testing score ranging between 1-4 out of 5 in finger extension/flexion or abduction in either left or right hand."
Does the eligibility criteria include individuals under 35 years old?
"Participants of this medical trial must be under 80 years old and have attained the legal age of consent."
What key objectives is this clinical trial attempting to achieve?
"This clinical trial, which will be closely monitored over a short period of time, is aiming to measure the hand muscle response to brain stimulation after SCAP. Secondary objectives include quantifying pinch opposition strength between thumb and third finger with a handheld dynamometer, recording force and root mean square (RMS) for electromyographic activity, comparing maximal pinch dynamometry results to baseline measurements, using H-reflex amplitudes as biomarkers for spasticity triggered by 1.0 ms pulses along the median nerve at the elbow, and determining threshold voltage necessary to trigger muscle response from cortical electrical stimulation."
What is the aggregate tally of participants enrolled in this experiment?
"Yes, according to clinicaltrials.gov, this experiment is actively petitioning 92 patients from 4 distinct sites. It was initially posted on September 10th 2021 and has been updated recently on June 1st 2022."
Are there any recruitment opportunities for participants in this research?
"Affirmative, the clinical trial is currently enrolling patients. As per information on clinicaltrials.gov, this medical study was first published on September 10th 2021 and last updated on June 1st 2022. They are actively looking for 92 people from 4 sites to participate in this research."