A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled pilot study to investigate the combined effect of intermittent hypoxia with Predn - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled pilot study to investigate the combined effect of intermittent hypoxia with Prednisolone on motor output in people with chronic spinal cord injury.

Objective

The objective of this study is to examine the effects of mild intermittent hypoxia (i.e. brief and intermittent episodes of low oxygen) therapy in combination with an anti-inflammatory drug on motor performance (i.e. ability to perform a particular task) in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI).

IRB Protocol Number
STU00103487
Principal Investigator(s)
W. Zev Rymer

Clinical Trial Categories

  • General Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Research

Compensation

  • Provided
Sponsor(s)
Davee Foundation
Contact
Milap Sandhu at
or msandhu@ric.org
Who Can Participate

People who sustained a spinal cord injury (more than 6 months ago). Other research criteria include: 1) Age 18-65 years old. 2) No history of breathing and heart problems. 3) No history of side effects from prednisolone/glucocorticoids. 4) No current rheumatological or inflammatory disorder. 5) Not pregnant.

 Compensation:  

$160 for two sessions ($80 for one session).