The Efficacy of Using Far Infrared Radiation to Manage Muscular Dystrophies

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00674843
First received: May 6, 2008
Last updated: August 14, 2009
Last verified: August 2009
  Purpose

The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 neuromuscular disorders that are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins and the death of muscle cells and tissue. This study will investigate the use of far infrared radiation for managing muscular dystrophies.


Condition Intervention Phase
Muscular Dystrophies
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study to Determine the Efficacy of Using Far Infrared Radiation to Manage or Treat Muscular Dystrophies.

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Further study details as provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Management and Cure of muscular dystrophies [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rehabilitation of people with muscular dystrophies [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength) Far Infrared radiation for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.
Other Name: Far Infrared radiation

Detailed Description:

Observations from our research studies indicate that, far infrared rays provide energy to the body, improve the autonomic functions of the nervous system, restore the functions of the endocrine system, strengthen the immune system, improve blood circulation and increase the level of oxygen in the cells and promote the regeneration of muscle cells, nerves and brain cells.

It is hereby postulated that irradiation using far infrared, with wavelength between 5 to 20 microns, of the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the whole body could prevent, control, manage or possibly cure these neuromuscular disorders.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with muscular dystrophies

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00674843

Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Centre for Incurable Diseases
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5
Sponsors and Collaborators
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ken Nedd, M.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Kwasi Donyina/Founder and President, GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00674843     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GAAD-MD-CTP1
Study First Received: May 6, 2008
Last Updated: August 14, 2009
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:
MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY
MYOPATHIES
Distal Myopathies
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
Phosphorylase Deficiency (McArdle Disease)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscular Dystrophies
Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn

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