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LLLT Treatment of Lung Inflammation in COVID-19

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04524715
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 24, 2020
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ward Photonics LLC

Brief Summary:
To determine if a reduction of pneumonic inflammation occurs after treatment with Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) applying red-light technology in the respiratory system of COVID-19 patients suffering from acute viral pneumonia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Covid19 Device: Non-invasive red LLLT treatment to chest of patient. Device: Sham Device Treatment Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This clinical trial is a blinded before and after comparison of the effect on patients treated with a red-light LLLT therapy for acute lung inflammation as a result of COVID-19 infection. Patients are enrolled to undergo LLLT therapy in addition to all standard ongoing therapies for COVID-19.

Outcomes for patients receiving LLLT in addition to their standard care (the treatment group) are compared to the group receiving only standard therapy for COVID-19 (control group). Effects of LLLT treatment are measured immediately following treatment, and outcome measurements are compared to the pre-treatment baseline.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 64 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Blinded before and after comparison of COVID-19 patients treated with a red-light LLLT therapy in addition to standard treatment measures compared to a control group receiving only standard treatment measures.
Masking: Single (Participant)
Masking Description: All participants undergo LLLT treatment; however, the active group receives LED light in the red and IR range while the placebo group is told they are receiving IR light not visible to naked eye. All participants continue receiving standard treatments for COVID19 symptoms.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Low-Level Laser Therapy Treatment of Lung Inflammation in COVID-19 Patients
Estimated Study Start Date : March 31, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 31, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pneumonia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Active Treatment Group
LLLT Treatment using an UltraSlim red/IR LED device along with all standard treatment measures for COVID19.
Device: Non-invasive red LLLT treatment to chest of patient.
Expose patient to LLLT light while lying on their back, elevated at an angle of approximately 45 degrees from horizontal. Position light over the patient's chest at a 33-degree bias to their right and left sides for 20 minutes each side respectively.

Sham Comparator: Control Group
Treatment using a Sham comparator along with all standard treatment measures for COVID19.
Device: Sham Device Treatment
Expose patient to sham device while lying on their back, elevated at an angle of approximately 45 degrees from horizontal. Position light over the patient's chest at a 33-degree bias to their right and left sides for 20 minutes each side respectively.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Inflammation of the lungs - O2 [ Time Frame: 10 days ]
    Change in inflammation of the lungs as measured by O2 saturation levels

  2. Inflammation of the lungs - CRP [ Time Frame: 10 days ]
    Change in inflammation of the lungs as measured by C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test

  3. Inflammation of the lungs - IL6 [ Time Frame: 10 days ]
    Change in inflammation of the lungs as measured by IL-6 Levels



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participant is diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Study participant is 18 years of age or older.
  • Patient exhibiting moderate-to-acute respiratory distress.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Photosensitive condition or medication.
  • Active chemotherapy treatment or other cancer treatment.
  • Autoimmune Disorder.
  • Pregnant, possibly pregnant or planning pregnancy prior to the end of study participation.
  • Developmental disability or cognitive impairment that, in the opinion of the investigator, would preclude adequate comprehension of the informed consent form and/or ability to record the necessary study measurements.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04524715


Contacts
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Contact: Randal Horsley, DC (302) 934-7350 drrlhorsley@gmail.com

Locations
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United States, Delaware
Wellness Junction
Millsboro, Delaware, United States, 19966
Contact: Randall Horsley, DC    302-934-7350    drrlhorsley@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ward Photonics LLC
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Rober H Burke, MD Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Publications:

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Responsible Party: Ward Photonics LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04524715    
Other Study ID Numbers: CP19-02
First Posted: August 24, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2020
Last Verified: August 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: This investigational study is exploratory in nature. The primary endpoint is most descriptive in statistical terms of whether the active patient group had significantly better outcomes than the control group. Individual patient data may be explored at a later date to determine related factors such as patient demographics, comorbidities, or other evidence of compounding variables.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pneumonia
Inflammation
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections