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Efficacy and Safety of Rivastigmine in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive Impairment

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: November 22, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
This study is designed to investigate the efficacy and safety of rivastigmine compared with placebo in patients with traumatic brain injury and cognitive impairment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Traumatic Brain Injury
Drug: Rivastigmine
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Rivastigmine in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive Impairment

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 20 week's treatment with rivastigmine on selective attention compared with placebo in patients with TBI and cognitive impairment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety of rivastigmine
  • Change from baseline to week 20 in cognitive functioning including selective attention, memory, executive function, and global clinical rating

Enrollment: 67
Study Start Date: November 2002
Study Completion Date: May 2005
Primary Completion Date: May 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Traumatic brain injury confirmed by available brain imaging (CT or MRI) and be at least 52 weeks post injury
  • Neuropsychologic disturbances indicated by: impaired memory (reduction of below 1 standard deviation (SD) of the mean on the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT) and impaired executive function (reduction of below 1 standard deviation (SD) of the mean on the Verbal Memory Learning Test (VLMT) and Tower of London Test (ToL) and impaired attention (reduction of below 1 standard deviation (SD) of the mean on the Test Battery for Attentional Performance (TAP)
  • Be required to have had sufficient education to read, write, and effectively communicate
  • Be cooperative, able to ingest oral medication, and able to complete all aspects of the study and capable of doing so, either alone or with the aid of a responsible caregiver according to the investigator's judgement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A current diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease, any primary neurodegenerative disorder, or any other causes of neuropsychologic disturbances
  • A current diagnosis of active, uncontrolled seizure disorder or major depression, or any other diagnosis that may interfere with the patient's response to study medication
  • An advanced, severe or unstable disease of any type that may interfere with efficacy evaluations
  • Female patients with child-bearing potential who are breast-feeding, pregnant or not practicing non-hormonal contraception

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00171795

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Pharma Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00171795     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CENA713BDE01
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: November 22, 2011

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Traumatic brain injury,
cognitive impairment,

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Cognition Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neuroprotective Agents
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