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CUHK_CCRB00641

2018-12-07

Prospective

CREC.2018.480

Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, CUHK

Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, CUHK

NA

Not Applicable

Winnie Samy

Rm 04A49, 4th floor Main Clinical Block & Trauma Centre
Prince of Wales Hopsital
Ngan Shing Street
Shatin
NT

35052734

wsamy@cuhk.edu.hk

Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

Hong Kong SAR, China

Dr Cheuk Yin Li

Rm 04A49, 4th floor Main Clinical Block & Trauma Centre
Prince of Wales Hopsital
Ngan Shing Street
Shatin
NT

35052734

arahaha@cuhk.edu.hk

Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, SAR, China

The use of electromagnetic transduction therapy in patients with chronic myofascial pain attending an outpatient pain management clinic: a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial

The use of electromagnetic transduction therapy in patients with chronic myofascial pain attending an outpatient pain management clinic: a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial

體外電磁波傳遞療法在治療長期肌筋膜疼痛成效之先導隨機性研究

Hong Kong SAR, China

Yes

2018-11-26

Joint CUHK-NTEC Clinical Research Ethics Committee

CREC.2018.480

Chronic myofascial pain

Procedure

Electromagnetic transduction therapy (EMTT) is a new modality of non-invasive peripheral magnetic stimulation therapy. It generates pulsed electromagnetic field that activates the body’s healing mechanisms and enhances tissue repair. EMTT is delivered by the Cellactor MT1 device (Storz Medical AG, Tägerwilen, Switzerland). It generates the electromagnetic field of therapeutic range at a loop-liked hand-held device (the treatment loop). During the therapy, the treatment loop is placed over patient’s painful area. Patients do not need to undress while receiving the therapy. There will be repetitive ‘tick’ sound when the EMTT machine is operating. As there is no direct skin contact or no temperature change, patients might not be able to perceive the therapy except hearing the ‘tick’ sound.

not a pharmaceutical study; 80mT with an impulse frequency of 3Hz & electric power of 30kV

not a pharmaceutical study; 80mT with an impulse frequency of 3Hz & electric power of 30kV

20 minutes

8 sessions over 4 weeks

Control group will have EMTT treatment without the machine being turned on. During the therapy, the treatment loop is placed over patient’s painful area. Patients do not need to undress while receiving the therapy. Since the machine will not be turned on, so there will be no ‘tick’ sound during the treatment session.
Both intervention group and control group will continue their conventional treatment during the study period

not applicable

not applicable

20 minutes

8 sessions over 4 weeks

18-85-year-old patients who have moderate to severe myofascial pain lasting for more than 3 months and are able to complete questionnaires will be invited into this study. Pain severity with reported NRS >= 5 on a scale out of 10 will be defined as moderate to severe. Patients with more than 1 myosfacial pain region will receive therapy to the most distressing region.

pregnant, illiterate, with pain severity NRS <5, suffering from fibromyalgia or widespread pain (>= 4 painful areas), having on-going litigation or compensation issue and significant psychiatric disorders with psychotic features or history of suicidal attempt. Patients who have contraindications to EMTT therapy will be excluded as well

18

85

Both Male and Female

Interventional

Randomized

prospective

Active

Double-blind

Parallel

4

2020-02-03

40

Not Yet Recruiting

Pain intensity

numerical rating scale (NRS) 0-10

baseline, after each session, 1 month, & 6 month after completion of EMTT

Non symptomatic aspects of pain i.e. Physical functioning, mood and global improvement, determination of their clinically importance, & any adverse reactionof

Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) Interference Scale, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC)

Baseline, after each EMTT session, 1 month & 6 month after EMTT

No

2020-01-30

ChiCTR1900021031

2018-12-07

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