Long-term PAS in Rehabilitation After SCI

Technology
General health
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 927 days ago

About this trial

This is clinical trial is enrolling individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test a technique called Paired Associative Stimulation (PAS) to improve control and enhance function of arm and leg muscles. PAS involves specifically timing non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and stimulation of nerves in the arms or legs. Previous studies showed that this combination of paired stimuli enables enhanced muscle control. Participants will receive the stimulation procedure 3 times a week; improvements will be assessed with muscle testing. The intent of this study is to observe long-term effects of PAS. Participants will continue in the protocol as long as continuous improvement is observed.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 month
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    be specifically invited by the research team.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Stimulation sessions 3 times a week Muscle testing will be done Participants are maintained in the study treatments long as continuous improvement is observed

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

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

    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Feb 2017
    • Organisation
    • Helsinki University Central Hospital
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Feb 2017
    • Organisation
    • Helsinki University Central Hospital

    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