Escitalopram and Depression in Elderly Alzheimer's Patients

This study has been terminated.
(Dr. Rabheru left VCH last year and the study was cancelled according to his research coordinator.)
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University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: June 18, 2007
Last updated: June 2, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
To investigate the effect of Escitalopram in a large and diverse of dementia patients suffering from depression.

Condition Intervention Phase
Depressive Disorder
Drug: Escitalopram
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label Study of Escitalopram in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Elderly Patients With Alzheimer's Disease

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) from baseline. [ Time Frame: Unspecified ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale; Neuropsychiatric Inventory; Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study [ Time Frame: Unspecified ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Escitalopram
    See Detailed Description.
Detailed Description:
This study will assess the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of escitalopram in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in patients with Alzheimer's disease over a 24-week period. It will also assess the efficacy and tolerability of escitalopram after 12 weeks of treatment.

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 50 years
  • Male & female
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Depressive episode
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00488670

Canada, British Columbia
Mt. St. Joseph's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Kiran Rabheru, MD University of British Columbia
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Kiran Rabheru, University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00488670     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H07-00050 
Study First Received: June 18, 2007
Last Updated: June 2, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
Alzheimer's disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Antidepressive Agents
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antiparkinson Agents
Autonomic Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinergic Antagonists
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Muscarinic Antagonists
Neurotransmitter Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Agents
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