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Timing and Dosage Parameters of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

IRB Protocol Number STU00202027


Milap Sandhu


The primary study objectives seek to examine the time course of a single or successive session(s) of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia (AIH) on upper extremity muscle strength and functional outcomes in individuals with a chronic incomplete cervical spinal cord injury. The results will be compared to strength and functional outcomes from a control condition (normal room air).

Who Can Participate

The following eligibility criteria must be met in order to participate:

  • History of incomplete (ASIA C or D) Spinal Cord Injury between the levels of C3-T1.
  • Must be at least 6 months post injury
  • Must be medically stable with no significant cardiopulmonary conditions
  • No history of sleep apnea
  • Not currently taking any antispasticity medications (>2 weeks)


Single session of AIH or Normal Room Air + Testing (2 day commitment): $100


Successive sessions of AIH or Normal Room Air + Testing (3 day commitment): $170


    Age Range

    Age Range 18-70

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