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Clinical Trial

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

IRB Protocol Number STU00202027

Contact

Milap Sandhu m-sandhu@northwestern.edu

Objective

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)

Compensation

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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