TSCS for Acute SCI

Technology
General health
Online since 20 December 2022, updated 426 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with acute, traumatic spinal cord injuries to test the effect of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) on blood pressure stability. SCS is a technique for stimulating the spinal cord (either with an implanted electrode placed next to the spinal cord or via surface stimulation) to modify spinal cord function. This trial will use surface (transcutaneous) electrodes attached to the skin. Unstable blood pressure is a critical issue that often interferes with physical rehabilitation. If included, participants will undergo a mapping phase (electrode location and settings) as well as SCS during daily physical and occupational therapy. Final testing will be performed after 3 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 89 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have an implanted stimulators, cochlear implants, or cardiac pacemaker/defibrillator
    be admitted to an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit within the Mount Sinai Health System

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Mapping of spinal cord stimulation regarding the electrode location on the skin and intensity settings - Spinal cord stimulation during physical and occupational therapy, 3-5 times per week during hospitalisation for acute injury

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Pain

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 18 Mar 2022
    • Organisation
    • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 18 Mar 2022
    • Organisation
    • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    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