Balance exercise for Syndrome

Recruiting · 18+ · All Sexes · Baltimore, MD

This study is evaluating whether a balance exercise program may help reduce fall risk in individuals with the metabolic syndrome.

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About the trial for Syndrome

Eligible Conditions
Metabolic Syndrome · Autonomic Neuropathy · Syndrome

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Balance Exercise is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Balance exercise
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Standard care

About The Treatment

First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Balance exercise


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 9 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The person can participate in a standing balance exercise program without constantly needing someone to monitor them. show original
The person is willing to be assigned to either training group. show original
This person is willing and able to participate in the assigned intervention program. show original
No risk factors for other causes of neuropathy
People between the ages of 45 and 75 are eligible to participate in the study. show original
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 12 weeks
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 12 weeks.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Balance exercise will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Syndrome. Measurement will happen over the course of 12 weeks.

Four Square Step Test (FSST)
A measure of proactive dynamic standing balance. A participant steps over four canes that are laid on the ground at 90 degree angles to each other. The participants stands in one of the squares formed by the canes and they are instructed to step as quickly as possible into each square in a specified sequence.
Dynamic Gait Index (DGI)
An instrumented DGI will be performed on an instrumented gait mat. The DGI is a measure of functional balance during walking an it assesses an individual's ability to modify balance while walking in the presence of external demands (walking while changing speeds, head turns, stepping over and around obstacles, pivoting, and stair climbing).

Patient Q & A Section

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

What are the signs of syndrome?

Symptoms usually disappear by ages 9 to 12. However, they can be noticed as late as age 25. Their severity must be assessed by clinical research.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can syndrome be cured?

Multiple, sometimes severe psychiatric illnesses can be successfully treated. Syndromes can be treated in addition to their primary disease. The treatment of psychiatric illnesses is part of a holistic approach to improving the long-term health and quality of life of patients with these serious illnesses. This approach is justified by the evidence that good management of primary illness can result in remission in a significant number of patients.

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What causes syndrome?

We cannot answer the question of what causes syndromes because most syndromes cannot be reduced to a single cause. Syndromes occur because multiple factors combine to give rise to a single clinical presentation. However, we should not expect to find a single cause unless it is possible to identify one.

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What is syndrome?

In this article the terms'syndrome' or'syndrome syndrome' refer to any set of signs and symptoms that occur together or that are linked to each other by a common cause or mechanism. Syndrome syndrome is based on the general assumption that people with one syndrome do not seem to have the signs and symptoms of another. An example of a syndrome syndrome would be a person with schizophrenia having the symptoms of insomnia.

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How many people get syndrome a year in the United States?

The ACGME has estimated that as of April 19, 2019, approximately 5.4 million entry-level surgical trainees in the US are board certified in General Surgery. This implies approximately 975,716 US surgeons in 2019 who were board certified in General Surgery during the last 5 years. Considering the 1.7 million additional trainees who are board eligible for subspecialty training, the number of physicians in the US practicing general surgery will be approximately 1.16 million as of April 19, 2019.

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What are common treatments for syndrome?

The common syndromes are all treated by a variety of techniques and approaches that focus on the patient's strengths, which may include psychoeducation, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, group-based therapy, art therapy, play therapy, and music therapy. However, psychotherapy in the specific syndromes is not fully understood.

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What is the latest research for syndrome?

Clinically, syndromal symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, Sjögren syndrome, sarcoidosis, and Crohn's disease (CD) seem to be clinically defined, but syndromal findings are rare for these (or other) disorders.

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Is balance exercise safe for people?

[Four out of five patients did not report any complications of balance exercise such as dizziness or nausea (p=0.025). None of the patients in this study developed an adverse event (p=0.045).

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Have there been other clinical trials involving balance exercise?

Results from a recent paper show that [gait training] with [trunk rotational exercises]] [and gait training] are effective in improving the balance of an individual with unilateral leg paresis, the most common form of leg weakness found in multiple sclerosis. It is important to note that it is not known if the improvements are due to the training itself or are just a result of the improvements of the underlying paresis itself. It may be that the results from this study show that exercises such as balance training are just as effective as medications to help those diagnosed with paresis.

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Does syndrome run in families?

Syndromic families, defined by two or more major congenital anomalies in addition to cleft lip with or without cleft palate, are considerably higher in frequency than other syndromes. This suggests that certain genetic factors can predispose individuals to syndromic phenotypes. However, the low prevalence of cleft lip with or without cleft palate in familial groups, particularly in the first-degree relatives of individuals with syndromes, suggests the possibility that the syndromic phenotype may not be simply caused by genetic factors; environmental factors also play a role.

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Does balance exercise improve quality of life for those with syndrome?

Among subjects who were not exercising, the subjects who participated in an exercise program (3 months) had a significant effect on overall SF-36 scores from the baseline value. In particular, the PF subscore after the exercise program improved significantly compared with the SF-36 scores before the exercise program (p<0.01).

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How does balance exercise work?

There are many ways to balance, some of which include the use of weight training machines, standing and seated chairs, and balance boards. While it is important to look for and incorporate exercises that balance strength, flexibility, and agility, the exercise should not compromise your life objectives. Find an exercise that satisfies your goal of strengthening your core muscles and reduces your likelihood for developing low back pain or herniated discs.

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