Vestibular Pain Interactions (VPI)

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University of Zurich (UZH)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Healthy

Treatments

Procedure: Vection stimulation
Procedure: CHEPS
Procedure: Quantitative sensory testing
Procedure: 3D Turntable

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02358954
VPI01

Details and patient eligibility

About

The goal is to establish the practical usefulness of vestibular stimulation for modulating pain perception and to describe the possible mechanisms that could underlie neural vestibular-somatosensory interactions.

Enrollment

26 patients

Sex

Male

Ages

18 to 60 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Weight: 50 - 100 kg
  • Height: 155 - 185 cm
  • Male subjects 18 years to 60 years of age
  • Sufficient command of German language
  • Written informed consent by the participant after information about the project
  • Without any known history of neurological disease (especially motor, somatosensory disorders, peripheral neuropathies).
  • Right-handedness

Exclusion criteria

  • Intellectually or mental impaired subjects
  • Drug abuse
  • Chronic alcohol consumption
  • No use of marihuana 24h before measurements.
  • No history of vestibular or auditory disorders.
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Participants of other studies during study period and 30 days prior to study begin
  • Any regular concomitant medication
  • Abnormal QST parameters at the baseline measurement.
  • Absent CHEPs-Potentials at the baseline measurement.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Diagnostic

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

26 participants in 1 patient group

Vestibular Pain interactions
Experimental group
Treatment:
Procedure: 3D Turntable
Procedure: CHEPS
Procedure: Quantitative sensory testing
Procedure: Vection stimulation

Trial contacts and locations

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