The Canadian Multicentre CSF Monitoring and Biomarker Study

Drug
General health
Online since 29 October 2021, updated 892 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial to study the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) surrounding the spinal cord of individuals with acute spinal cord injuries. The trial will find out how well the spinal cord is being supplied with blood and to find molecular indicators (markers) in the CSF that may predict nervous system recovery after SCI. The study will also look at how blood pressure drugs (vasopressors) influence spinal fluid pressure. Trial participants will have a thin, temporary tube (catheter) inserted into their lower back to access spinal cord fluid 3 times per day, for 5 days. A neurological exam will follow 3, 6, and 12 months after injury.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 17 years
Injury level
C1 - L1
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    Time since injury
    ≤ 48 hours
  • Injury type
  • Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-L1

    What’s involved

    Type

    Drug

    Details

    A thin tube will be inserted into the lower back for 5 days from which CSF will be taken out every 8 hours, 3 times per day. Neurological examinations after 3, 6, and 12 months after the injury. The participant will receive specific drugs against low blood pressure (NORepinephrine and/or DOPamine) after their injury and will switch between these drugs at specific time-frames.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Pain

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jan 2012
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jan 2012
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more