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PET Imaging of Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptors in Patients With Neurocysticercosis Using [F-18]FB

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00527579
First received: September 8, 2007
Last updated: January 24, 2017
Last verified: November 26, 2013
  Purpose
The purpose of this protocol is to measure peripheral benzodiazepine receptors in the brain using positron emission tomography (PET) and compare the imaging results between patients and healthy people.

Condition Intervention Phase
Neurocysticercosis
Healthy
Drug: [F-18]FBR
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: PET Imaging of Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptors in Patients With Neurocysticercosis Using [F-18]FBR

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Binding of [F-18]FBR at peripheral benzodiazepine receptor. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • MRI [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: September 4, 2007
Study Completion Date: November 26, 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 26, 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

COMMON TO PATIENTS WITH NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS AND HEALTHY SUBJECTS:

Ages between 18 and 65, inclusive.

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In addition, patients must meet the inclusion criteria of protocol 85-I-0127.

Control subjects are healthy based on history, physical exams, ECG, and lab tests.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

COMMON TO ALL SUBJECTS:

Current psychiatric illness, substance abuse or severe systemic disease based on history and physical exam.

ECG with clinically significant abnormalities. Any existing physical exam and ECG within one year will be reviewed and if none already exists in the chart, these will be obtained and reviewed.

Prior participation in other research protocols or clinical care in the last year such that radiation exposure would exceed the annual guideline of RSC.

Pregnancy or breast feeding.

Claustrophobia.

Positive HIV test.

Cannot lie on back for a few hours for the PET scans.

ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION CRITERIA TO BRAIN SCANS:

Presence of ferromagnetic metal in the body or heart pacemaker.

[(18)F]FBR did not show binding in a whole body PET [(18)F]FBR scan in the past.

ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR PATIENTS:

Medically unstable.

Seizures are not well controlled with medications.

A history of brain disease other than neurocysticercosis.

Laboratory tests with clinically significant abnormalities unrelated to neurocysticercosis or its treatment.

ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR HEALTHY SUBJECTS:

Laboratory tests with clinically significant abnormalities.

A history of brain disease.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00527579

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Masahiro Fujita, M.D. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00527579     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 070209  07-M-0209 
Study First Received: September 8, 2007
Last Updated: January 24, 2017

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Epilepsy
Taenia Solium
Microglia
Neuroinflammation
Compartment Model
Neurocysticercosis
Healthy Volunteer
HV

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neurocysticercosis
Cysticercosis
Taeniasis
Central Nervous System Helminthiasis
Central Nervous System Parasitic Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Cestode Infections
Helminthiasis
Central Nervous System Infections
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 17, 2017