Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 30 December 2023, updated 62 days ago

About this trial

This study is a single blinded prospective randomized monocentric study examining the effectiveness of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation paired with rehabilitation and low frequency/ant...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 60 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    In this single-blinded prospective randomized study, 10 adults (above 18years) with chronic spinal cord injury already managed with active rehabilitation and continuous pelvic nerves stimulation (low-frequency, antidormic) will be randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to active taVNS (twice daily, 30 minutes each time), or control with daily sessions of sham taVNS (0.0 mA). Rehabilitation is performed unspecifically by home-rehabilitation's team or physiotherapeutists with exercises adjusted to the participant's functional level. This protocol comprised 15 to 20 weekly hours of multidisciplinary care, including neurofunctional physiotherapy and aquatic therapy, cardiorespiratory physiotherapy (two hours/week). All patients have undergone previously an implantation of a stimulator for chronic neuromodulation of the pelvic somatic nerves according with the LION procedure. Participants and therapeutists will maintain blinding until the completion of the study (6 months). Assessment of gait function, motor symptoms are performed three time, at baseline, at 3-months follow up and at 6months follow up.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional 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 soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jul 2023
    • Organisation
    • Possover International Medical Center AG
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jul 2023
    • Organisation
    • Possover International Medical Center AG

    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