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    ESTIM Clinical Trial (Epidural Stimulation in Minnesota)

    The epidural stimulation clinical trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota began enrolling today! You can find out more at this website.

    https://www.estand.org/

    Here is the inclusion and exclusion criteria:
    Inclusion Criteria:
    1. 22 years of age or older
    2. Able to undergo the informed consent process
    3. Stable, motor-complete paraplegia
    4. Discrete spinal cord injury between C6 and T10
    5. ASIA A or B Spinal Cord Injury Classification
    6. Medically stable
    7. Intact segmental reflexes below the lesion of injury
    8. Greater than 1 year since initial injury and at least 6 months from any required spinal instrumentation
    9. Willing to attend all scheduled appointments

    Exclusion Criteria:
    1. Diseases and conditions that would increase the morbidity and mortality of spinal cord injury surgery (e.g. cardiopulmonary issues)
    2. Inability to withhold antiplatelet/anticoagulation agents perioperatively
    3. Significant dysautonomia
    4. Botulinum toxin injections in the previous 6 months
    5. Volitional movements present during EMG testing in bilateral lower extremities
    6. Unhealed spinal fracture
    7. Presence of significant contracture
    8. Presence of pressure ulcers
    9. Recurrent urinary tract infection refractory to antibiotics
    10. Current Pregnancy

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    Senior Member lunasicc42's Avatar
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    so is anyone inquiring? As usual, I don't fit the criteria
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunasicc42 View Post
    so is anyone inquiring? As usual, I don't fit the criteria
    I filled out their pre-screen survey so will see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunasicc42 View Post
    so is anyone inquiring? As usual, I don't fit the criteria
    I think I'll have a hard time making it to appointments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrington314mx View Post
    I think I'll have a hard time making it to appointments.

    Yeah, me too. I'm to the NW of you. Boy, would I like too though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrington314mx View Post
    I think I'll have a hard time making it to appointments.
    The trial I'm participating in pays my mileage and hotel stay. They fly a several people from California to Ohio. This one may be the same... but I don't know
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    Wills, does the trial that you're in have a website with info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunasicc42 View Post
    Wills, does the trial that you're in have a website with info?
    http://www.aptcenter.research.va.gov/

    The human studies tab shows the different studies they are doing for spinal cord injuries.
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    Here is a talk from W2W from Dr. Darrow, who is the PI, about this study.

    https://vimeo.com/album/4252235/video/191041172

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