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Validation Study in Healthy Female Volunteers: A Comparison of Two Neurotech Vital Devices Set up to Provide Different Types of Electrical Stimulation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bio-Medical Research, Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01632748
First received: June 29, 2012
Last updated: September 20, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

This research is being carried out in order to compare two alternative versions of the Neurotech Vital Devices which have been set up to provide two different types of stimulation. Both these devices will be fully functioning devices and the investigators want to collect information on your perception of the two alternative modes. The patient will be asked to provide feedback on both devices which will look identical. The patient will not be told in which order the units were given to them until the completion of your visit.


Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Female Volunteers
Device: Neurotech Vital Device
Device: Modified Neurotech Vital Device
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Official Title: Validation Study in Healthy Female Volunteers: A Comparison of Two Neurotech Vital Devices Set up to Provide Different Types of Electrical Stimulation

Further study details as provided by Bio-Medical Research, Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objective of this validation study is to verify that the Modified Neurotech Vital Device does not elicit a pelvic floor contraction compared to the Neurotech Vital Device. [ Time Frame: Day1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary endpoint of the study is to demonstrate that no volunteers elicit a contraction of the pelvic floor muscle with the Modified Neurotech Vital Device and that all the volunteers elicit a contraction of the pelvic floor muscle with the Neurotech Vital Device. Contraction of the pelvic floor muscles will be assessed by using sonographic/real time ultrasound imaging/recording (mean of three measurements of pelvic floor displacement achieved during maximum threshold intensity electrical stimulation).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The secondary objective of this validation study is to verify that the Modified Neurotech Vital Device is perceived by the volunteers as a valid treatment option in terms of sensation. [ Time Frame: Day1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjects will also be asked to complete a feedback questionnaire on the use of the Modified Neurotech Vital Device to verify that it is perceived as a valid treatment option.


Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: June 2012
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Modified Neurotech Vital Device
Checking to observe stimulation delivered using this device
Device: Modified Neurotech Vital Device
5 minute stimulation
Active Comparator: Neurotech Vital Device
Checking to see if stimulation observed using this device
Device: Neurotech Vital Device
5 minute treatment
Other Name: Modified Neurotech Vital Device

Detailed Description:

The Neurotech Vital Device is connected to a series of conductive hydrogel electrodes strategically positioned in and around the pelvic area of the user. The electrode positions and current pathways deliver therapeutic stimulation to the pelvic floor muscles resulting in repeated contraction of the intended muscle group. Pilot study data has shown this novel approach to produce extremely favorable adaptation and improvement in patient's symptoms following intervention. In order to capture the intended electrode position a stand-alone garment that will allow the end user to re-position electrodes on multiple re-applications is required. The Neurotech Vital Device garment is CE Marked as a Class IIa medical device and it is CE Marked, as part of the Neurotech Vital Device, in line with Medical Device Directive 93/42/EC as amended by 2007/47/EC. The Neurotech Vital Device garment is not cleared by the FDA through the 510 (k) pre-market notification process in the USA but would be considered a Class II device as part of the Neurotech Vital Device.

The purpose of this validation study is to establish the suitability of the Neurotech Vital device in which the treatment stimulation parameters have been markedly attenuated (defined as 'modified Neurotech Vital device') prior to its use as one of the treatments in a randomised, controlled, double-blind study to be conducted in patients with stress urinary incontinence in Germany (Study No: BMR-11-1002).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are female and at least 18 years of age.
  • Subjects who, in the opinion of the Investigator, are deemed healthy.
  • Subjects who are able to give voluntary, written informed consent to participate in this study and from whom consent has been obtained.
  • Subjects who are able to understand this study and are willing to complete all the study assessments.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who have a physical condition that would make them unable to perform the study procedures.
  • Subjects with a history of any chronic respiratory condition (ie emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
  • Subjects with a history of an underlying neurological condition.
  • Subjects with a history of low back pain involving the spinal nerve root.
  • Subjects with a blood clotting disorder or who are taking anti-coagulant medications.
  • Subjects who have previously had any uro-gynaecological related surgery excluding hysterectomy.
  • Subjects with a clinical diagnosis of prolapse greater than Stage 2.
  • Subjects who are pregnant or could be pregnant.
  • Subjects who are less than 6 months post-partum or who are lactating.
  • Subjects who have any intra-uterine devices or metal implants in the pelvic area, including hip and lumbar spine.
  • Subjects with pelvic pain or fibromyalgia or paravaginal defect.
  • Subjects with an active implanted medical device (ie pacemaker, pump etc).
  • Subjects with a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Subjects with a known cancer.
  • Subjects with an injury or disability affecting any part of their body which will be in contact with the garment.
  • Subjects who are currently involved in any injury litigation claims.
  • Subjects who have been committed to an institution by virtue of an order issued either by the courts or by an authority.
  • Subjects who have participated in a clinical study in the last 3 months.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01632748

Locations
United States, Georgia
North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, Georgia, United States, 30597
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bio-Medical Research, Ltd.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Bio-Medical Research, Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01632748     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BMR-12-1004
Study First Received: June 29, 2012
Last Updated: September 20, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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