Evaluation of the COGNISION(TM) System as an Event-related Potential (ERP) Collection System.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 28, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2010
University of Kentucky
Information provided by:
Neuronetrix, Inc.

Brief Summary:

This study will evaluate a handheld event-related potential (ERP) testing device from Neuronetrix, Inc. as a method to collect ERP data in an outpatient setting.

An ERP system records electrical signals at the scalp that are produced by the brain when performing cognitive tasks. By doing this study, we hope to evaluate various performance parameters of the COGNISION(TM) system.

Condition or disease
Alzheimer's Disease

Detailed Description:

Patients who have a current diagnosis of mild-moderate dementia and suspected of having Alzheimer's disease (AD) along with cognitively normal age-matched controls will be recruited for this study. The Alzheimer's subjects either will have had a complete clinical and neuropsychiatric workup or will have those tests performed during the study.

Both groups, AD and controls will be asked to listen to a series of sounds and press a button on a handheld control box when a target sound is heard. The COGNISION(TM) headset on each subject's head will then record the electrical signals during this task.

Four important features of the COGNISION(TM) will be investigated:

  1. Patient tolerance
  2. Ease of use
  3. Data quality
  4. Network architecture

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Evaluation of a Handheld Evoked Response Potentials (ERP) System as an Effective Method to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2010

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Mild-moderate Alzheimer's Disease
Age-matched Controls

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Signal to noise ratio (SNR) of ERPs [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient tolerance of the COGNISION(TM) system. [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients and family from the University of Kentucky Sanders Brown Center for Aging

Inclusion Criteria for AD:

  • Age 60 to 85
  • Mild to moderate diagnosis of Alzhiemer's disease

Inclusion Criteria for Control:

  • Age 60 to 85
  • Cognitively healthy with no complaints

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with advanced AD and severe impairment (CDR > 2, MMSE less than 15)
  • Neurological disorders such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, delirium, or psychiatric disorder other than depression (e.g. schizophrenia)
  • Subjects with life threatening illnesses and subjects with significant hearing or visual impairments
  • Subjects with a current prescription for psychoactive pharmaceuticals

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00582127

United States, Kentucky
Sanders Brown Center for Aging, Neurology Dept.
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40506
Sponsors and Collaborators
Neuronetrix, Inc.
University of Kentucky
Principal Investigator: Charles D Smith, M.D. University of Kentucky

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Charles D. Smith, M.D., University of Kentucky Identifier: NCT00582127     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VAL-UK-01
First Posted: December 28, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders