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Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Osteoarthritis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc. Identifier:
First received: December 12, 2007
Last updated: January 2, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
A study to evaluate the possibility of using far infrared radiation to manage pain due to osteoarthritis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Radiation: Far Infrared
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study to Determine the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared (FIR) Radiation for the Treatment of Arthritis and Other Related Diseases

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Further study details as provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on osteoarthritis [ Time Frame: 2 years and 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on all forms of arthritis [ Time Frame: 2 years and 9 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Far infrared radiation
Radiation: Far Infrared
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength). Duration is 30 to 40 minutes per session

Detailed Description:

Arthritis consists of more than 100 different conditions. These conditions range from relatively mild forms such as tendonitis and bursitis to crippling forms as rheumatoid arthritis. Pain syndromes include fibromyalgia and arthritis-related disorders as lupus erythematosus that involve every part of the body. There are forms of the disease, such as gout that almost nobody connects with arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.

The objective for the study is to access the possibility of using far infrared radiation for pain management.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1 year old and above

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00573352

Canada, Ontario
The Centre for Incurable Diseases
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5
Sponsors and Collaborators
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Study Director: Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Principal Investigator: Ken Nedd, M.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Kwasi Donyina, GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc. Identifier: NCT00573352     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GAAD-OA-CTP1
Study First Received: December 12, 2007
Last Updated: January 2, 2009

Keywords provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:
Arthritis, Degenerative
Osteoarthrosis Deformans

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017