By Warren Lo.
On July 21st, 2021, at the IPSO Virtual Conference, I shared a brief presentation on the I-ACQUIRE Trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health in the US. This is a multi-site trial comparing 2 dosages of a form of intensive pediatric rehabilitation known as “Infant ACQUIRE” (I-ACQUIRE) to usual and customary treatment. The I-ACQUIRE therapy protocol includes all of the core features of pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT). After my presentation, I learned that a graphic I shared generated some concern.
The concern raised was that this slide (above) presented data from the on-going trial. However, this is not the case; the data shown were derived from prior observational studies. These 27 infants with hemiparesis, ages 7-24 mos., underwent the ACQUIRE constraint induced movement therapy protocol as part of a clinical cohort or an observational research series, not the currently in-progress clinical trial. These data were submitted as preliminary data, evidence of efficacy, for the grant application to support the I-ACQUIRE trial.
I apologize for the confusion and thank the IPSO Virtual Conference organizers for inviting me to present the design and rationale of the I-ACQUIRE clinical trial. We look forward to discussing the results of the trial at future IPSO meetings, once the trial is complete.
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Links to Relevant Scientific Publications:
- DeLuca, S. C., Echols, K., & Ramey, S. L. (2007). ACQUIREc therapy: A training manual for effective application of pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy. Hillsborough, NC: MindNurture.
- Taub, E., Ramey, S. L., DeLuca, S., & Echols, K. (2004). Efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy for children with cerebral palsy with asymmetric motor impairment. Pediatrics, 113, 305–312. PMID: 14754942
Warren Lo, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital