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Electrophysiologic Measures of Treatment Response in Alzheimer Disease

This study has been completed.
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Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2001
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: December 2004

The main purpose of this study is to determine the electrophysiological effects of cholinergic therapy (cholinesterase inhibitors and transdermal nicotine) in Alzheimer disease. The attempt will be to locate electrophysiological markers and predictors of cognitive and clinical treatment response.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer Disease
Drug: Aricept
Drug: Exelon
Drug: Nicoderm Patch
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Verbal Memory ERPs as Indices of Treatment Response in Alzheimer Disease

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Study Start Date: October 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2001

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Patients diagnosed with mild to moderate probable Alzheimer's disease (mini-mental state exam scores between 15-27), and normal controls (age generally between 60-85). Subjects must either be planning to start daily cholinesterase therapy (e.g. Aricept, Exelon) or willing to try a transdermal nicotine patch for two 8 hour periods.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00018278

United States, California
Department of Veterans Affairs
San Diego, California, United States, 92161
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigator: Vincente Iragui, M.D., Ph.D
Investigator: Shuanna Morris, Ph.D.
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00018278     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AGCG-004-98S
Study First Received: July 3, 2001
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
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