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OUR CLINICAL TRIALS

Over the years, we heard from our clients that the Gh Method was revolutionary in its effectiveness. We listened to dozens of stories about reduced or eliminated pain, increased energy, strength and an overall sense of wellness.

Beginning in 2009, we decided to formally put the GhFITLAB method to the test with the goal of improving physical health, energy and happiness by empowering chronically ill individuals to exercise and live better. We wanted to demonstrate that GhFitlab worked for people on both ends of the health spectrum.

CLINICAL TRIALS

We are proud to have completed two physician led trials and are looking forward to further
expansion of our clinical research in the months to come.

Are You an Interested Physician?

KIDNEY TRIAL

ABOUT THE TRIAL

In partnership with University of Illinois Chicago Department of Surgery and Adler University, we conducted a randomized 12 month clinical trial measuring the impact of the GhFITLAB protocol on rehabilitating patients after kidney transplantation.

On the basis of the outcomes of the first trial, we are currently completing a large scale (225 person) clinical research trial with support from UIC, Northwestern Rush, and Gift Of Hope.  The objective of this study is to change national Medicare policy for post-kidney transplant rehabilitation.

KEY FINDINGS

Measureable improvements in kidney function, cardiac function, quality of life, employment rate and mental health.  In addition to significantly improved medical measures and kidney function, 77.7% of transplant patients found employment and/or enrolled in school.  This was 6 times better than the control group of similar patients.

Patient adherence to the exercise program was 100% as compared to normal adherence rates of around 25%.

RESEARCH TEAM

Ivo G. Tzvetanov, Patricia West-Thielke, Greg Hahaj, Mark Grazman, R. Uri Heller, Bo Fernhall, Martha L. Daviglus, R. John Solaro, Jose Oberholzer, Enrico Benedetti, Published Papers

CARDIAC TRIAL

ABOUT THE TRIAL

In partnership with doctors from Northwestern and Northshore, we completed a clinical trial measuring the impact of the GhFITLAB protocol on older patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In particular we were evaluating the feasibility of resistance training in an older population with ASCVD or an ASCVD equivalent (diabetes or peripheral arterial disease) and the effect of resistance exercise on biochemical markers, vascular function, functional capacity and health perception.

KEY FINDINGS

Measurable improvements in strength, functional capacity, protein/creatinine ratio, quality of life, lipoprotein and HDL cholesterol.  Patient adherence was 100%.

To be published in an upcoming journal, soon. Contact us at info@ghfitlab.com for more information.

RESEARCH TEAM

Micah J. Eimer, MD , Neenoo Khosla, MD, Uri Heller, PhD, Peter Ji, PhD, Jeff Hay, MS, Greg Hachaj, Mark Grazman

MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS AND AGING TRIAL

ABOUT THE TRIAL

GhFITLAB and CJE SeniorLife are planning a research project to test the feasibility and efficacy of a 10-month exercise training program geared towards improving health outcomes for older adults with two or more chronic conditions. The research trial will involve 35 older adults, ages 65 and older, who have sedentary lifestyles and multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Participants will be recruited from CJE facilities, medical clinics and other community organizations.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, contact us at info@ghfitlab.com.

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