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Different Efficacy Between Rehabilitation Therapy and Stem Cells Transplantation in Patients With SCI in China (SCI-III)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01873547
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
General Hospital of Chinese Armed Police Forces

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE June 4, 2013
First Posted Date  ICMJE June 10, 2013
Last Update Posted Date May 25, 2018
Study Start Date  ICMJE June 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date October 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 24, 2018)
Assessment of changes in International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury according to American Spine Injury Association [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months after recruitment ]
ASIA is American Spine Injury Association.The ASIA publishes the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI), which is a neurological exam widely used to document sensory and motor impairments following spinal cord injury (SCI). The ASIA assessment is the gold standard for assessing SCI. The exam is based on neurological responses, touch and pinprick sensations tested in each dermatome, and strength of the muscles that control key motions on both sides of the body. Muscle strength is scored on a scale of 0-5 according to the adjacent table, and sensation is graded on a scale of 0-2: 0 is no sensation, 1 is altered or decreased sensation, and 2 is full sensation. Each side of the body is graded independently. The ISNCSCI exam is used for determining the neurological level of injury. ASIA Impairment Scale for classifying spinal cord injury includes five grades: A, B, C, D and E.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 6, 2013)
Neurological Function Score(ASIA and Barthel Index) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 12 monthes after enrollment or transplantation ]
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01873547 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 24, 2018)
  • Assessment of changes in score of pain index using Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline,6 and 12 months after recruitment ]
    The McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) is an international standard scale for description and evaluation of pain.The Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) is simplified on the basis of MPQ and has high reliability in clinical applications.The main component of the SF-MPQ consists of 15 descriptors (11 sensory; 4 affective) which are rated on an intensity scale as 0 = none, 1 = mild, 2 = moderate or 3 = severe. Three pain scores are derived from the sum of the intensity rank values of the words chosen for sensory, affective and total descriptors.
  • Assessment of changes in score of activity of daily living [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months after recruitment ]
    Bathal Index (BI) is one of the most commonly used methods for measuring the activity of daily living. The BI consists of a 0 - 10 scale measuring discomfort, pain, and fatigue (0 being no problem and 10 being the worst problem) in response to six questions asked of the patient pertaining to the five major symptoms of spinal cord injury: (1)Fatigue; (2)Spinal pain; (3)Arthralgia (joint pain) or swelling; (4)Enthesitis, or inflammation of tendons and ligaments (areas of localized tenderness where connective tissues insert into bone); (5)Morning stiffness duration; (6)Morning stiffness severity.
  • Assessment of changes in sensory evoked potentials and motor evoked potentials [ Time Frame: Baseline,6 and 12 months after recruitment ]
    A bipolar electrode was placed at 2-3 cm near the distal end of the wrist wrinkle to stimulate the median nerve. An anode was placed near the proximal end. Electrodes for recording were placed at the ipsilateral supraclavicular fossa (Erb') and 1-2 cm above the spinous process of C7 and C4' (for recording of somatosensory evoked potential on the left median nerve) or C3' (for recording of somatosensory evoked potential on the right median nerve). Recordings were made separately on the left and right sides. 200 potentials on each body side were recorded and superimposed. Results of recordings will show whether the latency is apposite or similar with normal.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 6, 2013)
  • Electromyogram and Electroneurophysiologic Test [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 12 monthes after enrollment or transplantation ]
  • Blood Test [ Time Frame: Change from baseline at 12 monthes after enrollment or transplantation ]
    1. red blood cell
    2. white blood cell
    3. platelet count
    4. alanine aminotransferase
    5. aspartate aminotransferase
    6. total bilirubin
    7. albumin
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Different Efficacy Between Rehabilitation Therapy and Stem Cells Transplantation in Patients With SCI in China
Official Title  ICMJE Different Efficacy Between Rehabilitation Therapy and Umbilical Cord Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Transplantation in Patients With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury in China
Brief Summary

The morbidity of spinal cord injury (SCI) is increasing year by year significantly in China. The methods to treat SCI patients in sequela stage update are poor. Though traditional rehabilitation therapy is the routine method to treat SCI in sequela stage, aiming to improve the neurological disorders of these patients, such as sensory disturbance, dyskinesia, autologous adjustment of blood pressure, dysfunction of urination, defecation and perspiration , etc. What's a pity, the efficacy of the rehabilitation therapy is unsatisfactory. Rehabilitation Therapy can prevent the process of muscle atrophy and joint stiffness. However, it can not repair the damaged nerve function. Studies show that mesenchymal stem cell transplantation can remarkably improve the neurological function of SCI in animals without any severe side effect.

In this study, 300 patients will be divided into three groups and the investigators will use mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord to treat 100 SCI patients. They will also follow up 100 patients who only receive rehabilitation and another 100 patients who accept neither stem cell therapy nor rehabilitation. On this basis, the investigators can compare the efficacy of these two treatments.

Detailed Description Patients enrolled in this study need to finish our whole follow-up survey, which is carried out by clinical doctors and epidemiologist.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
cell therapy or rehabitation treatment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Spinal Cord Injury
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Biological: cell therapy
    Mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord are transplanted directly into subarachnoid by Lumbar puncture.
  • Other: rehabilitation
    Patients only receive rehabilitation of limb function.
    Other Name: physical exercise rehabilitation
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Active Comparator: rehabilitation
    Patients in the group accept rehabilitation for three weeks in hospital and other eleven months in their home under the guidance of physical therapist.
    Intervention: Other: rehabilitation
  • Experimental: cell therapy
    Patients in the group accept cell therapy including four times stem cells transplant via intrathecal injection.
    Intervention: Biological: cell therapy
  • No Intervention: control
    Patients receive no professional treatment in hospital or rehabilitation centre.
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 6, 2013)
300
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date October 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients or their curator must be able to give voluntary consent.
  2. Patients have clear history of traumatic injury.
  3. 20 years - 65 years of age can be enrolled.
  4. Both male and female can be enrolled.
  5. The diagnosis of spinal cord injury are confirmed by all of the examinations including MRI, electromyogram and electrophysiology.
  6. The time of injury was longer than 1 year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Mental disorders
  2. Myelitis
  3. Women in pregnancy
  4. Cancer
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 20 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE China
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01873547
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 2013-03-04SCI-III
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party General Hospital of Chinese Armed Police Forces
Study Sponsor  ICMJE General Hospital of Chinese Armed Police Forces
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Yihua An, Ph.D the General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces
PRS Account General Hospital of Chinese Armed Police Forces
Verification Date May 2018

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