Epidural Stimulation After Neurologic Damage

Technology
General health
Online since 10 July 2024, updated 5 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with chronic, complete paraplegia to test the use of an implanted device that stimulates the spinal cord. The stimulation may activate nerve networks in the spinal cord. Researchers want to optimize device settings and see if stimulation can improve voluntary movement, blood pressure control, bladder function, and quality of life. Participants will have surgery to implant the device with electrodes placed on the surface of the spinal cord (epidural spinal cord stimulation). Testing will be done when the stimulator is turned on and off.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 22 years
Injury level
C6 - T10
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C6-T10

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Surgery to implant the electrodes next to the spinal cord. Testing sessions every month, for 15 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Bladder health/function

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

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

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    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 7 Aug 2017
    • Organisation
    • University of Minnesota
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 7 Aug 2017
    • Organisation
    • University of Minnesota

    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