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Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01262599
First Posted: December 17, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 2, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christine Hsu Rohde, MD, Columbia University
Results First Submitted: May 12, 2015  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Other Reconstructive Surgery
Interventions: Device: Sham PEMF Device
Device: Ivivi Torino II PEMF Device

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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Recruited from medical offices of two participating plastic surgeons.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Sham PEMF Device Sham PEMF Device: Inactive device placed in the same manner as the active device; does not deliver pulsed electromagnetic fields
PEMF Device Ivivi Torino II PEMF Device: The PEMF device to be employed in this study is FDA cleared for "adjunctive use in the palliative treatment of postoperative pain and edema in superficial soft tissue" (510(k) number: K903675). The PEMF device will be taped over the affected breast and abdomen. The PEMF signal will consist of a 2 msec burst of 27.12 MHz sinusoidal waves repeating at 2 bursts/sec. The device will automatically provide a 15 minute treatment every 2 hours.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Sham PEMF Device   PEMF Device
STARTED   16   16 
COMPLETED   16   16 
NOT COMPLETED   0   0 



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Sham PEMF Device Sham PEMF Device: Inactive device placed in the same manner as the active device; does not deliver pulsed electromagnetic fields
PEMF Device Ivivi Torino II PEMF Device: The PEMF device to be employed in this study is FDA cleared for "adjunctive use in the palliative treatment of postoperative pain and edema in superficial soft tissue" (510(k) number: K903675). The PEMF device will be taped over the affected breast and abdomen. The PEMF signal will consist of a 2 msec burst of 27.12 MHz sinusoidal waves repeating at 2 bursts/sec. The device will automatically provide a 15 minute treatment every 2 hours.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Sham PEMF Device   PEMF Device   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 16   16   32 
Age 
[Units: Participants]
     
<=18 years   0   0   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   15   15   30 
>=65 years   1   1   2 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 53.5  (9.1)   51.1  (9.7)   52.3  (9.3) 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
     
Female   16   16   32 
Male   0   0   0 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
     
United States   16   16   32 
Body Mass Index (BMI) 
[Units: Kg/m2]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 25.1  (3.1)   24.5  (3.4)   24.8  (3.2) 


  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Pain Score Measured by Visual Analog Scale   [ Time Frame: 12 hours ]

2.  Secondary:   Amount of Narcotic Pain Medications   [ Time Frame: 4 days ]
Results not yet reported.   Anticipated Reporting Date:   No text entered.  

3.  Secondary:   Levels of Cytokines   [ Time Frame: 4 days ]
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  Limitations and Caveats
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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Christine Rohde
Organization: Columbia University Medical Center
phone: (212) 342-3707
e-mail: chr2111@columbia.edu


Publications:
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Responsible Party: Christine Hsu Rohde, MD, Columbia University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01262599     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAE8848
First Submitted: December 1, 2010
First Posted: December 17, 2010
Results First Submitted: May 12, 2015
Results First Posted: August 10, 2015
Last Update Posted: September 2, 2016