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Perfusion and Diffusion Mechanism of Intervertebral Disc-Significance With Age, Degeneration, Posture and Stress Loading.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01973257
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of our study is to evaluate the perfusion of the IVDs and their diffusion ability by using the Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion technique and Diffusion weighted image with ADC value measurement, and to determine the relationship between these data and the degeneration of IVDs, the different posture, and different stress-loading status.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spinal Cord Injury, Degenerative Spinal Disease. Procedure: imaging diagnostics Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Perfusion and Diffusion Mechanism of Intervertebral Disc-Significance With Age, Degeneration, Posture and Stress Loading.
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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Procedure: imaging diagnostics



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disc Perfusion [ Time Frame: 3 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of spinal cord injury and degenerative spinal disease
  • Normal volunteers

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients with cancer and infection.


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Locations
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Taiwan
Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih Department of Medical Image, National Taiwan University Hospital

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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01973257     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200612091R
First Posted: October 31, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Spinal Diseases
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases