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Effects of Acu-Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Acu-TENS) on Post-exercise Blood Lactate and Excessive Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01102634
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2010 by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Brief Summary:
The study aims to investigate the effect of Acu-TENS on post-exercise blood lactate level and EPOC

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Subjects Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Acu-TENS
Application of TENS over acupuncture points
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Application of TENS over acupuncture points
Placebo Comparator: Placebo-TENS
Application of Acu-TENS but with no electricity
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Placebo



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood lactate level [ Time Frame: Before exercise ]
    Finger pick method - measured by Lactate Plus (Nova Biomedical, USA)

  2. Blood lactate level [ Time Frame: Immediately post exercise ]
    Finger pick method - measured by Lactate Plus (Nova Biomedical, USA)

  3. Blood lactate level [ Time Frame: 15 minutes post exercise ]
    Finger pick method - measured by Lactate Plus (Nova Biomedical, USA)

  4. Oxygen consumption [ Time Frame: Measurements continued during exercise and until heart rate returned to baseline ]
    measured by K4b2 (Cosmed, Italy)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Heart rate [ Time Frame: Measurements continued during exercise and until heart rate returned to baseline ]
    measured by Polar heart rate monitor (RS800CX, Polar Electro, Finland)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • with normal health (no known history of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic or musculoskeletal diseases)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to communicate and follow the exercise procedures

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01102634


Contacts
Contact: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP (852) 27666749 alice.jones@polyu.edu.hk

Locations
China, Hong Kong
Cardiopulmonary and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Contact: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP    (852)27666749    alice.jones@polyu.edu.hk   
Principal Investigator: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Responsible Party: Prof. Alice Jones, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01102634     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSEARS20100407006
First Posted: April 13, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010