Long-term PAS in Rehabilitation After SCI

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Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : February 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2017
Validia Rehabilitation
Helsinki University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anastasia Shulga, Helsinki University Central Hospital

Brief Summary:
The investigators have recently shown in two pilot incomplete SCI patients that long-term paired associative stimulation is capable of restoring voluntary control over some paralyzed muscles and enhancing motor output in the weak muscles (1). In this study, the investigators will administer long-term paired associative stimulation to incomplete SCI patients in a long-term manner, keeping each patient in the study for as long as continuous improvement is observed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spinal Cord Injuries Device: long-term paired associative stimulation Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 5 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Long-term Paired Associative Stimulation in Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Actual Study Start Date : February 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 1, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: incomplete SCI patients Device: long-term paired associative stimulation
Paired associative stimulation (PAS) administered 3 times per week. PAS comprises transcranial magnetic stimulation (eXimia magnetic stimulator, Nexstim Ltd, Helsinki, Finland) and peripheral nerve stimulation (given with Dantec Keypoint® electroneuromyography device (Natus Medical Incorporated, Pleasanton, CA, USA)).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing [ Time Frame: 2 days after the last stimulation session ]
  2. Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing [ Time Frame: 1 month after the last stimulation session ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • incomplete SCI

Exclusion Criteria:

  • epilepsy
  • metal inclusion in the head area
  • pacemaker
  • hearing device
  • high intracranial pressure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03045744

BioMag laboratory, Helsinki University Central Hospital
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland, 00029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helsinki University Central Hospital
Validia Rehabilitation
Helsinki University
Principal Investigator: Anastasia Shulga, MD, PhD Helsinki University Central Hospital

Responsible Party: Anastasia Shulga, Principle Investigator, Helsinki University Central Hospital Identifier: NCT03045744     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ULD 8100014
First Posted: February 7, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

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