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Efficiency of Bumetanide in Autistic Children (BUMEA)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Brest Identifier:
First received: March 1, 2010
Last updated: December 20, 2011
Last verified: December 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine if a treatment by bumetanide presents an efficiency at the level of the neuronal maturation in the autism

Condition Intervention Phase
Autistics Children
Drug: bumetanide
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of the Efficiency of a Treatment by Bumetanide in a Population of Autistic Children

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Brest:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Child Autism Rating Scale score [ Time Frame: day 0 to day 90 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical global impressions score [ Time Frame: day 0 to day 90 ]
  • Repetitive end restricted behavior score [ Time Frame: day 0 to day 90 ]
  • GRAM score [ Time Frame: day 0 to day 90 ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Bumetanide Drug: bumetanide
Administration by oral route in 2 times (in the morning and evening) of 0.5 mg by taking (= 1 mg by 24 hours)
Placebo Comparator: Control Drug: bumetanide
Administration by oral route in 2 times (in the morning and evening) of 0.5 mg by taking (= 1 mg by 24 hours)


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children from 3 to 10 years old, answering the diagnosis of typical autism according to the diagnostic criteria of autism of the classification of the WHO ( CIM-10) and the parents of which gave a free, enlightened and written consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients epileptic autistics treated by anticomitiaux or having hurts of the central nervous system
  • Patients autistics receiving a psychotropic treatment
  • Patients presenting disorders electrolytes
  • Patients presenting a hypersensibility known about sulpha drugs
  • Presenting patients against indications relative to the treatment by bumetanide
  • Patients already treated by diuretics
  • Patients presenting a hepatic or renal incapacity
  • Patients presenting an elongation of the QT to the electrocardiogram.
  • Patients autistics of CARS sore is lower than 30.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01078714

Brest, France, 29609
Rennes, France, 35703
Vannes, France, 56000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Brest
Principal Investigator: Eric LEMONNIER, Dr CHRU de Brest
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University Hospital, Brest Identifier: NCT01078714     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RB09-017
Study First Received: March 1, 2010
Last Updated: December 20, 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Brest:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Potassium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 26, 2017