Brain Cell Injury in Patients With A First Episode of Psychosis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00070889|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 13, 2003
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2006
|Condition or disease|
Preliminary research indicated that impaired antioxidant defense and increased lipid peroxidation is associated with brain changes during the onset of psychosis. Oxidative cell injury may contribute to poor outcomes in some patients. This study will define the extent and nature of oxidative cell injury that is associated with psychopathology at the onset of psychosis.
Participants in this study will be patients at the D. D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center who are experiencing a psychotic episode for the first time. Patients will be compared with 40 healthy volunteers (control group) matched with patients for age, gender, education, ethnic background, and occupational status. Patients and volunteers will have blood tests to determine the level of oxidative cell injury. Tests will be performed at onset of psychosis, and after 6 and 12 weeks of neuroleptic drug treatment. Medical histories and MRI scans will be used to examine the relationship of the laboratory tests to the clinical presentation.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Observational Model:||Defined Population|
|Official Title:||Oxidative Cell Injury: First Episode Psychotic Patients|
|Study Start Date :||September 1999|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2004|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00070889
|United States, Georgia|
|Medical College of Georgia|
|Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912|
|Principal Investigator:||Sahebrao P. Mahadik, PhD||Augusta University|