Hyperbaric Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
This study is designed to test the hypothesis that patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)treated with Hyperbaric (HBO) will show improvement in function and an increased blood flow as evidenced by single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scan. Improvement is evidenced by increase in number of pixels on SPECT Scan and increased brain metabolism. Improvement may also be identified via cognitive assessments administered by Jupiter Medical Center Research Department.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Drug: Oxygen at 1.5 ATA (atmospheres absolute).
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 1-2 Study of Hyperbaric Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury|
- Improved cognitive function [ Time Frame: At 120 Hyperbaric Treatments (5 treatments a week) over approximately 24 weeks with a follow up 3 months post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Improved (increase number of pixels on SPECT scan) blood flow to brain, improved (cognitive assessment score) cognitive function, improvement in symptoms and Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment score.The time points for evaluation of cognitive status and single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scan will be at at 40,80,120 Hyperbaric(HBO)treatments. Treatment will occur 5 times per week for approximately 24 weeks with another follow up 3 months post treatment. This will provide all data points for outcome measure.
|Study Start Date:||April 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: 120 Hyperbaric treatments at 1.5 ATA
Patient receives 120 treatments of Hyperbaric at 1.5 ATA. Non randomized trial. Pt will have cognitive assessments and Spect scans at various treatment points. Oxygen is at 1.5 atmospheric pressure.
Drug: Oxygen at 1.5 ATA (atmospheres absolute).
Each patient will undergo 5 times-a-week Hyperbaric treatments to 1.5 ATA (atmospheres absolute) for up to 120 treatments. Treatment in hyperbaric chamber will be approximately 60 minutes. At specified intervals 40,80,120, patient will be assessed by Spect scan and cognitive assessments to provide outcome measure data. Pt will have a 3 month post treatment follow up assessment.
Other Name: 02 or Oxygen
Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)have abnormal findings including hemorrhagic cortical contusions or petechial or foci of altered signal that represents white matter injury. MRI, CT or SPECT scans showing changes consistent with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)and or medical history of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)as evidenced by medical records will be screened for treatment with Hyperbaric. Each patient will undergo 5 times-a-week Hyperbaric treatments to 1.5 atmospheres absolute(ATA).
Each patient will have a SPECT scan, cognitive assessment, and physician evaluation prior to first treatment and after 40, 80, and 120 treatments to document progress of the treatment (Harch et al, 2012). Cognitive assessment will include the Trail Making Test Parts A and B. Patient will be seen by physician to assess level of disability at each interval; the United States Department of Veteran Affairs' Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment and Subjective Symptoms (VAECI) (2012) tool will be utilized during the physician's evaluation as an objective measure of the patient's level of disability.
Hyperbaric treatments may be adjusted for patient comfort. If the SPECT scan, cognitive assessment and physician evaluation show improvement after 40 treatments, another 40 Hyperbaric(HBO)treatments will be administered. Treatments will be discontinued after a 40 session interval if the SPECT scan, cognitive assessment and physician evaluation show no improvement. The patient will also have a SPECT scan and cognitive assessment follow up 3 months after final Hyperbaric(HBO) treatment.The time points for evaluation of cognitive status and single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scan will be at at 40,80,120 Hyperbaric(HBO)treatments. Treatment will occur 5 times per week for approximately 24 weeks with another follow up 3 months post treatment. This will provide all data points for outcome measure.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01847755
|United States, Florida|
|Jupiter Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Jupiter, Florida, United States, 33458|
|Contact: Jeanine Secor, RN, BSN, CCRP (561) 263-5791 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Barry Miskin, MD (561) 745-7789 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Barry Miskin, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Barry Miskin, MD||Jupiter Medical Center|