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Changes of Parameters of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00228085
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 28, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 28, 2005
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
CNS reorganization is evidenced in patients with CNS lesion, no exception to the patients with spinal cord injury. The paraplegics have to increase their loading of upper extremities to compesate the lost function of lower extremities. We hypothesize that CNS reorganization can happen in the chronic paraplegics. We try to compare the changes of parameters of transcranial magnetic stimulation in these patients with the normal population cross-sectionally.

Condition or disease
Spinal Cord Injury

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Reorganization of Cortical Motor Activation in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury: a Study of Motor Evoked Potential
Study Start Date : September 2005

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Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with complete thoracic spinal cord injury
  • onset > 6 months
  • ASIA scale: A
  • normal bilateral upper extremities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of brain injury
  • Evidence of peripheral neuropathy
  • Active major medical diseases (eg: fever, maligancies, DM, liver or kidney diseases)
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00228085


Contacts
Contact: Der-Sheng Han, MD 886-2-23717101 ext 5067 dshan1121@yahoo.com.tw

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Pan-Chyr Yang, MD    886-2-2356-2000    Gpcyang@ha.mc.ntu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chein-Wei Chang, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00228085     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700907
First Posted: September 28, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 28, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System