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Photobiomodulation Laser Therapy for COVID-19 Positive Patients With Pulmonary Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04391712
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 18, 2020
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Scott Sigman, MD, Lowell General Hospital

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of MLS laser therapy as a treatment for pulmonary complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COVID-19 Device: MLS Laser Other: Regular Inpatient Medical Care Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Participants will be randomized into treatment vs. control group. Both groups will receive regular inpatient medical treatment. Participants in the experimental arm will receive laser treatments once daily for 4 days. Treatments will be delivered to the patients in a prone position using a 10 by 25 cm laser field across each lung with 7j/cm2 at 1500 Hz. Standard nursing protocols would be used to identify participant's pulmonary status throughout treatment.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: This study will utilize a randomized parallel assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser Therapy for COVID-19 Positive Patients With Pulmonary Disease
Actual Study Start Date : April 30, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 15, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : July 16, 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Experimental
Participants will receive MLS laser treatment along with regular inpatient medical care.
Device: MLS Laser
Treatments will be delivered to the participants days 1-4, in a prone position using a 10 by 25 cm laser field across each lung with 7j/cm2 at 1500 Hz.

Active Comparator: Control Group
Participants will receive regular inpatient medical care.
Other: Regular Inpatient Medical Care
Regular inpatient medical care




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient Disposition Post treatment [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    ICU on vent, ICU not requiring ventilation, Discharge to Rehab requiring assistance, Discharge to Home unable to perform ADL's, Discharge to Home able to perform ADL's

  2. oxygenation [ Time Frame: Daily for 4 days ]
    Patients oxygen requirements pulse oximetry will be evaluated for change from pre and post individual treatment as well as end of protocol

  3. IL-6 levels [ Time Frame: First four days of trial ]
    The change in pre treatment levels and 24 hours post final treatment

  4. Chest Xray radiographic results [ Time Frame: 7 Days ]
    Pre treatment CXR will be compared to post treatment CXR using the RALE CXR evaluation scale

  5. Brescia-COVID Respiratory Severity Scale [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    The change in pretreatment and post treatment BCRSS will be evaluated

  6. SMART-COP Score [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    The change in pretreatment and post treatment scores will be evaluated

  7. PSI Score [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    The change in pretreatment and post treatment scores will be evaluated

  8. CRP levels [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    The change in pretreatment and post treatment levels will be evaluated The change in pretreatment and post treatment levels will be evalutated



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • COVID-19 positive
  • Pulmonary compromise requiring oxygen support of approximately 2-6 liters
  • Able to self prone, or support in self-sitting position

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ventilator management
  • Patients with autoimmune disorders or inflammatory conditions not related to COVID-19
  • Pregnant women

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04391712


Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
Lowell General Hospital
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States, 01854
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lowell General Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Scott Sigman, MD Lowell General Hospital
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Responsible Party: Scott Sigman, MD, Principal Investigator, Lowell General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04391712    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2020.01
First Posted: May 18, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2020
Last Verified: August 2020

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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.: Yes
Keywords provided by Scott Sigman, MD, Lowell General Hospital:
COVID
Laser
Pulmonary
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases