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Study of the Effects of Temperature on Metabolism in Human Muscle

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 3, 1999
Last updated: March 3, 2008
Last verified: August 1999

This study will examine the role of temperature in changing energy metabolism in human muscle. In order to do this, researchers will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to provide information about how parts of muscle operate during exercise.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic tool that creates high quality images of the human body without the use of X-ray (radiation). In this study, MRI will be used to measure the temperature and energy level of specific muscles during rest and exercise. In addition, the muscles being tested will be heated and cooled to see if temperature directly affects levels of energy in muscle.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Procedure: Magnetic resonance imaging Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of Temperature Effects on Skeletal Muscle Aerobic Energy Metabolism

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: September 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2000
Detailed Description:
This study will examine the role of temperature in modulating aspects of energy metabolism in human skeletal muscle. Tests will be conducted at rest and during concentric dorsiflexion exercise of the Tibialis anterior (TA) muscle using an existing custom-designed dynamometer in conjunction with mild local heating and cooling. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), performed in a 4-tesla whole-body NMR system, will be used to non-invasively measure muscle temperature and energy-state. Specifically these tests will assess the extent to which temperature changes occur during aerobic exercise and how small temperature changes affect mitochondrial function in-vivo.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Ages 18 to 50.

Male and female subjects.

Capable of giving informed consent.

Healthy normal volunteers.

No cardiac pacemaker of implantable defibrillator.

No aneurysm clip.

No neural stimulator (e.g. TENS-unit).

No ear implant of any type.

No metal in the eye (e.g. from machining).

No implanted device (e.g. insulin pump, drug infusion device).

No metallic foreign body, shrapnel, or bullet.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00001753

United States, Maryland
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00001753     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 980166
Study First Received: November 3, 1999
Last Updated: March 3, 2008

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Normal Volunteer
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