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Slow Breathing for Spinal Cord Injury (SCOGA Trial)

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Research Sponsored by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Body mass index (18.5 - 35 kg/m2)
Wheelchair user
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 1,5 hour during slow-breathing
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

SCOGA Trial Summary

This trial will study how slow breathing affects heart rate & blood pressure in people with spinal cord injuries, using traditional yoga breathing exercises. #SCI #YogaBreathing

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults aged 18-60 with spinal cord injury who are wheelchair users, have a BMI of 18.5 - 35 kg/m2, and can follow instructions. It's not for those who smoke, have irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, take certain heart medications (except for blood pressure support), or have cancer, diabetes, epilepsy/neurological diseases, kidney disease or coronary artery disease.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study examines the effects of slow 'yogic' breathing exercises on heart rate and blood pressure in individuals with spinal cord injuries to understand its potential benefits on the cardiovascular system.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves traditional breathing exercises without medication or invasive procedures, significant side effects are not anticipated. However, participants may experience changes in their respiratory patterns.

SCOGA Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
Your body mass index is between 18.5 and 35.
You use a wheelchair.
You are between 18 and 60 years old.

SCOGA Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~1,5 hour during slow-breathing
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 1,5 hour during slow-breathing for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Heart Rate Variability
beat-by-beat arterial pressure
beat-by-beat limb blood flow
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Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

SCOGA Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Spinal Cord Injury SubjectsExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
20 medically stable male and female subjects between 18 and 60 years old, BMI between 18.5-35 kg/m2, with a history of SCI and who use a wheelchair were included. Participants that did not speak English or with a history of renal, neurological, or coronary artery disease, cancer, diabetes, significant arrhythmia smoking, or using cardioactive medications were excluded.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Slow Breathing

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitalLead Sponsor
133 Previous Clinical Trials
11,059 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Spinal Cord Injury Subjects Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05480618 — N/A
Spinal Cord Injury Research Study Groups: Spinal Cord Injury Subjects
Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial 2023: Spinal Cord Injury Subjects Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05480618 — N/A
Spinal Cord Injury Subjects 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05480618 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is the age threshold for participation in this research experiment below 25 years?

"As stated in the trial's criteria for inclusion, only patients between 18 and 60 years old may partake in this research."

Answered by AI

Does my profile qualify me for enrollment in this experiment?

"This trial is recruiting 20 persons with spinal cord injuries that meet the following specifications: BMI range (18.5 - 35 kg/m2), Age: 18-60 years old, Wheelchair user, and Medical stability to comply with instructions."

Answered by AI

Is this clinical experiment currently recruiting participants?

"As per the information stored on clinicaltrials.gov, this particular medical trial is no longer accepting participants. It was initially listed on August 22nd 2022 and its last update occurred on November 28th 2022. However, there are other 1021 studies that remain open to patient enrollment at present time."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
~8 spots leftby Feb 2025