Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Uterine Fibroids
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
|Leiomyoma||Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Uterine Fibroids|
- The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on uterine fibroids [ Time Frame: 2 years and 9 months ]
- The secondary end point of the study is to evaluate the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on other related uterine conditions, for example, bleeding. [ Time Frame: Two years and nine months ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength) for 30 to 40 minutes during each session.
Other Name: Far infrared radiation
Uterine fibroids are the most common neoplasms of the female pelvis. These benign tumors are generally oval in shape and often highly vascular. On MR imaging exams, uterine fibroids are easily identifiable. They occur in 20-25% of women of reproductive age and can cause a variety of problems generally described as either bleeding or mass effects from the fibroid.
We are postulating that energy specific electromagnetic radiation of the uterus will shrink the benign tumors.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00574418
|The Centre for Incurable Diseases|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5|
|Principal Investigator:||Ken B Nedd, M.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|
|Study Director:||Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|