Influence of G-CSF and EPO on Associative Learning and Motor Skills

This study has been completed.
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University Hospital Muenster Identifier:
First received: March 1, 2006
Last updated: April 22, 2009
Last verified: April 2007
In the study we want to prove whether the subcutaneous application of granulocyte-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and erythropoetin (EPO) influence associative learning and/or motor skills of patients, who suffer from chronic stroke or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The study hypothesis is that G-CSF and EPO improve associative learning and/or motor skills.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Stroke
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Drug: granulocyte - colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)
Drug: erythropoetin (EPO)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of G-CSF and EPO on Associative Learning and Motor Skills

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Learning success in a word learning model
  • Response time in motor function tests

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response time in a word learning model
  • Total time and number of keystrokes in motor function tests

Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of chronic stroke or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • leucocytes > 10000/µl
  • hematocrit > 48%
  • thrombocytes < 150000/µl
  • severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • severe infection
  • severe liver or renal failure
  • severe arterial hypertension
  • recurrent thromboembolic events
  • severe coronary heart disease
  • myocardial infarction
  • malignant tumor
  • leukemia
  • peripheral arterial occlusion disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00298597

Department of neurology, University Hospital of Muenster
Muenster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, D-48149
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Muenster
Principal Investigator: Wolf Rüdiger Schäbitz, MD Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Muenster, Germany
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00298597     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GCSFEPO_01  EudraCT Number 2005-001113-18 
Study First Received: March 1, 2006
Last Updated: April 22, 2009
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Central Nervous System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Motor Neuron Disease
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Spinal Cord Diseases
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