Measurements of Angulation of the C-spine
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03958149|
Recruitment Status : Suspended (whilst data being analysed)
First Posted : May 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 15, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cervical Spine||Device: spinal collar||Not Applicable|
The investigators aim to compare baseline scans of the neck in those aged 18yrs and older to a second neck scan where the participant is wearing a spinal collar. Experts will analyse the scans for measurements of angulations. In addition the study will collect demographic data and results from a validated patient questionnaire assessing comfort wearing the spinal collar.
- The shape of the neck is different when comparing the young and old populations
- The spinal collar does not alter the shape of the spine
- The spinal collars are uncomfortable in the elderly population
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||38 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Measurements of the Cervical Spine in Adults With and Without Immobilisation|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 13, 2019|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 2019|
Participants will undergo MRI scans in and out a spinal collar to assess whether the measurements of angulation of the C-spine change whilst wearing a spinal collar.
Device: spinal collar
cervical collar to immobilise the cervical spine
- Measurements of angulation of the neck (C-spine) on MRI scans from 52 participants. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]Comparison of the measurements of angulation of the neck (assessed on MRI imaging) in the young person compared to the older person. Statistical analysis to allow comparison of groups.
- The degree of change in measurements of angulation of the neck (C-spine) on MRI scans whilst wearing a spinal collar compared to when not wearing a spinal collar in 52 participants. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]Comparison of the degree of change of measurements of angulation of the neck from MRI scans of a young persons neck (C-spine) in and out of a spinal collar to those of an older persons neck (C-spine) in and out of a spinal collar on MRI imaging. Statistical analysis to allow comparison of groups.
- Level of comfort in and out of a spinal collar. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]Comfort in and out of a spinal collar measured by the visual analogue score (0=no pain at all, 10= worst pain imaginable)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03958149
|The Wellington Hospital|
|London, United Kingdom, NW8 9LE|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust|
|London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Fertleman||Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust/ The Wellington Hospital, London|