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Prediction of Cognitive Properties of New Drug Candidates for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Early Clinical Development (PharmacogWP3)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Lille
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01487395
First received: December 5, 2011
Last updated: October 20, 2014
Last verified: October 2011
  Purpose

The early assessment of new drugs for Alzheimer's disease remains difficult because of the lack of predictive end-point. The use of a battery including different parameters could improve this early development of new drugs. Nevertheless, the interest of such a battery should previously be validated with the yet marketed AD drugs


Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer Disease
Battery
Drug: Donepezil .
Drug: Placebo
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of a 15-day Donepezil Treatment on Biomarkers of AD in Healthy Volunteers

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Lille:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacog battery [ Time Frame: 15 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    • cognitive tests (8 items of the Cantab battery) :

      • Motor screening
      • 4 tests for visual memory (Delayed Matching to Sample, Paired Associated Learning, Pattern Recognition Memory, Spatial Recognition Memory)
      • 1 test for executive functions (Spatial Working Memory)
      • 2 tests for attention (Reaction Time, Rapid Visual Information Processing)
      • completed by a modified ADNI battery : ADAScog
    • imaging

      • fMRI
      • PET-FDG
    • neurophysiological

      • EEG


Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Donepezil
Donepezil will be administered OS as of 5 mg- Orally Disintegrating Tablets one per day in the morning over 15 days.
Drug: Donepezil .
Donepezil will be administered OS as of 5 mg- Orally Disintegrating Tablets one per day in the morning over 15 days.
Other Names:
  • ARICEPT ® Donépezil
  • Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT): 5 mg.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
The placebo will be presented as tablet comparable to ARICEPT
Drug: Placebo
the placebo will be administered OS as of 5 mg- Orally Disintegrating Tablets one per day in the morning over 15 days.
Other Name: placebo

Detailed Description:

The aim of the present study is to test the effect of a 15-day treatment with donepezil on a mixed battery associating cognitive assessment, imaging and neurophysiological tests in healthy volunteers.

This multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over study is double-blind controlled and is conducted in 3 centers located in France (Lille, Marseille and Toulouse).

18-30 years old, healthy volunteers, without any neurological or psychiatric impairment, will complete 2 test sessions in a randomized order: one with a 15-day treatment with donepezil, the other with placebo, and will be submitted to a mixed battery during the 14th and 15th day of the treatment. The primary outcome of the study will be based on cognitive assessment, imaging parameters and neurophysiological parameters.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-30 year old male non-smoker subjects
  • Subject without cognitive impairment or cognitive complaint (Moca>26, Mac Nair scale<15)
  • Subject without history of brain disease (severe brain trauma, stroke, cerebral tumor,…)
  • Subject without major medical or surgical history
  • Subject without current chronic disease
  • Subject without current cerebral disease
  • Subject without vascular or metabolic risk factor
  • Subject without history or current mental disease or addiction (MINI)
  • Subject without lesion on MRI
  • Subject without abnormal electrical activities on EEG
  • Subject without use of chronic treatment or psychotropic drugs or substances
  • French speaker subject and able to understand the test instructions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject with age < 18 years or > 30 years
  • Subject with dementia or cognitive decline identified by Moca < 26
  • Subject with history of brain disease (brain trauma, stroke, cerebral tumor,…)
  • Subject with major medical or surgical history
  • Subject with current chronic disease
  • Subject with current cerebral disease
  • Subject with vascular or metabolic risk factor
  • Subject with history or current mental disease or addiction
  • Subject with family history of young-onset dementia
  • Subject with family history of chronic or severe neurological or mental disease (first degree relatives)
  • Subject with lesion on MRI
  • Subject with abnormal electrical activities on EEG
  • Subject receiving a chronic treatment
  • Subject using chronically or acutely psychotropic drugs or substances
  • Subject with claustrophobia or contra-indication to MRI
  • Subject unable to understand the test instructions
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01487395

Locations
France
CHRU de Lille/ Centre d'investigation Clinique
Lille, France, 59037
CIC Marseille
Marseille, France
CIC Toulouse
Toulouse, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Lille
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Régis Bordet, MD PhD University Hospital, Lille
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Lille
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01487395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010_41, 2010-023989-51
Study First Received: December 5, 2011
Last Updated: October 20, 2014
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Lille:
Alzheimer
Donepezil
biomarkers
battery
cognition
imaging
neurophysiological

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Dementia
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Tauopathies
Donepezil
Central Nervous System Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Nootropic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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