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A 52 Week Open Label Trial of Memantine for Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00187525
First Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 12, 2012
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Collaborator:
Forest Laboratories
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco
  Purpose
This is a 52-week, multicenter, open label trial of memantine (Namenda) for frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). The goal is to determine the safety and tolerability of this FDA-approved medication for Alzheimer's Disease in patients with FTLD. Secondary outcome measures include cognitive batteries, rating scales for activities of daily living and neuropsychiatric symptoms. All patients receive the FDA-approved dose of this medication for Alzheimer's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Drug: Memantine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Study Start Date: May 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Neary et al. Criteria for Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
  • Age 40 -80
  • CDR < 3 or MMSE > 15
  • English Speaking
  • Study Partner

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concurrent use of antipsychotic drugs or acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
  Contacts and Locations
No Contacts or Locations Provided
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00187525     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NAM-02A
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 12, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
TDP-43 Proteinopathies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Memantine
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents