Light Therapy in the Treatment of Leg Pain (MilCAM)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Enrollment not achieved succesfully)
First Posted : November 15, 2005
Results First Posted : June 19, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2016
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samueli Institute for Information Biology

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Tibial Fractures
Leg Injuries
Intervention: Device: Monochromatic Near-Infrared Light Energy (MIRE)

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
The recruitment took place between 2006-2007 at a military treatment facility.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
Some participants were excluded due to deployment, military training that required them to leave the post.

Reporting Groups
Infrared Light Therapy Intervention: The use of infrared light therapy for the treatment of tibial fracture. The treatment was assigned three times a week for four weeks.
Standard of Care Standard of care was characterized by the use of standard medical treatment to include medication.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Infrared Light Therapy   Standard of Care
STARTED   16   14 
COMPLETED   16   14 

  Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Experimental The experimental group received the monochromatic light infrared energy treatment (MIRE).
Control The control group followed the standard of care for the treatment of shin splints, usually physical therapy and medication.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Experimental   Control   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 16   14   30 
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0   0   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   16   14   30 
>=65 years   0   0   0 
[Units: Participants]
Female   1   0   1 
Male   15   14   29 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   16   14   30 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Visual Analog Scale   [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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  More Information

Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: COL Richard Petri, Chief Integrative Pain Management
Organization: William Beaumont Army Medical Center
phone: 915-742-3245

Responsible Party: Samueli Institute for Information Biology Identifier: NCT00253981     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WBAMC #05/13
CIRO #2005705 ( Other Identifier: CIRO #2005705 )
First Submitted: November 10, 2005
First Posted: November 15, 2005
Results First Submitted: August 28, 2013
Results First Posted: June 19, 2014
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2016