Modulation of H-reflex After Application of Electric Currents in Healthy People
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatments||transcutaneous electrical stimulation, 10kilohertz (khz), sham stimulation|
|Sponsor||University of Castilla-La Mancha|
|Start date||December 2014|
|End date||March 2016|
|Trial size||24 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02718989, ddsm25|
The purpose of this study is to determinate whether the application of electric currents produce changes in the excitability of alpha moto neurone. Moreover evidence whether the effect of the electric currents can change the tone of the muscle under stimulation in healthy volunteers
|Endpoint classification||safety study|
|Intervention model||crossover assignment|
|Masking||double blind (subject, outcomes assessor)|
Baseline H reflex
time frame: baseline at 0 min.
During treatment H reflex
time frame: During treatment at 33min.
Post treatment H reflex
time frame: Immediately after treatment at 40 min.
Baseline muscle tone
time frame: Baseline at 0 min.
Muscle tone during treatment
time frame: During treatment at 35 min.
Muscle tone post-treatment
time frame: Post-treatment at 42min
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 60 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Participants will be volunteer healthy students of Physiotherapy, University of Castilla - La Mancha, older than 18 years. Exclusion Criteria: - Neuromuscular disease - Epilepsy - Trauma, surgery or pain affecting the upper limb, shoulder girdle or cervical area - Osteosynthesis material in the upper limb - Diabetes - Cancer - Cardiovascular disease - Pacemaker or other implanted electrical device - Take any drug (NSAIDs, corticosteroids, antidepressants, analgesics, antiepileptics, ...) during the study and in the previous 7 days. - Presence of tattoos or other external agent introduced into the treatment or assessment area. - Pregnancy - Sensitivity disturbance in lower limb
|Official title||Modulation of H-reflex After Application of Electric Currents in Healthy People. Effects on Myotonometer Properties.A Pilot Study|
|Principal investigator||Diego Serrano-Muñoz, MsC|
|Description||In the last years several experimental studies have evidenced that the transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) in peripheric application can cause a decrease of spasticity and modulation of H-reflexes. But if the application is in the central nervous system the results are different. So the purpose of this study is quantify the modulation of the excitability of alpha moto neurone when the application of the current is in the central nervous system compared with a sham group.|
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