Untreated Sleep Apnea as an Aggravating Factor for Other Secondary Medical Conditions After Spinal Cord Injury

General health
Online since 9 March 2023, updated 353 days ago

About this trial

This cross-sectional prospective study will assess the potential association of more severe sleep apnea after spinal cord injury with more intense neuropathic pain, more severe spasticity, and more si...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C5 - T6
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 month
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-T6

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    This cross-sectional prospective study will assess the potential association of more severe sleep apnea after spinal cord injury with more intense neuropathic pain, more severe spasticity, and more significant cardiovascular abnormalities including cardiac arrhythmias and blood pressure fluctuations. In addition, the participants' experience when undergoing home-based sleep screening test or hospital-unattended sleep screening test will be assessed in a semi-structured interview (qualitative analysis).

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Pain

    Spasticity

    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
    • 1 Sep 2020
    • Organisation
    • University Health Network, Toronto
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2020
    • Organisation
    • University Health Network, Toronto

    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