Spinal Cord Stimulation in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Online since 30 December 2023, updated 62 days ago

About this trial

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has shown remarkable efficacy in restoring motor function in people with spinal cord injury by recruiting afferent input to enhance the responsiveness of spared neural ci...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
16 - 64 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    The investigators plan to 1. verify that spinal cord stimulation increases hip muscle strength in subjects with SMA, 2. verify that spinal cord stimulation improves motor control in subjects with SMA, 3. verify that spinal cord stimulation induces measurable changes in spinal circuits and motoneuron recruitment properties in the 29 day course of implantation.

    Potential benefits

    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
    • 5 Apr 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 5 Apr 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Pittsburgh

    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