Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO) in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. (EOS) - Pilot Study

General health
Online since 3 November 2021, updated 839 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with acute spinal cord injuries to test whether breathing pure oxygen in a room with high pressure (HyperBaric Oxygenation; HBO) improves recovery. HBO treatments will begin within 24 hours of injury. All participants will receive standard surgical and non-surgical care. One group will also receive HBO for 21 daily sessions (therapy group). Another group (control) will not get HBO. The safety of the therapy has already been tested; this trial mainly aims to see whether HBO is effective. Researchers want to see if HBO treatment can protect and enhance function of the extremities, as well as enhance recovery of bladder and bowel function.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
16 - 70 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 24 hours
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    The intervention group will receive HBO (i.e. breathe pure oxygen in a room with high pressure) for 21 daily sessions.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Bladder health

    Bowel health

    Sensory function

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 18 Apr 2017
    • Organisation
    • Medical University of Graz
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 18 Apr 2017
    • Organisation
    • Medical University of Graz

    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