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Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Gastrointestinal (GI) Motility (SCP-Comodig)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 5, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Guillaume GOURCEROL, University Hospital, Rouen

Brief Summary:
Parkinson's disease is characterized by extra-pyramidal symptoms as well as digestive involvement with gastrointestinal motility (GI) impairment. Deep brain stimulation has been recently developed as a successful treatment for extrapyramidal symptoms. In addition, preliminary reports suggest that this therapy might be successful to relieve GI symptoms as well. The aim of this study is therefore to assess the effect of deep brain stimulation on GI voluntary as well as involuntary motility.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parkinson's Disease Device: Deep brain stimulation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Voluntary and Involuntary Gastrointestinal Motility in Parkinson's Disease
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: ON
Stimulator switched ON
Device: Deep brain stimulation
Comparison ON vs OFF

Sham Comparator: OFF
Stimulator switched OFF
Device: Deep brain stimulation
Comparison ON vs OFF

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Anal pressure [ Time Frame: 2 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient over 18 yo
  • patient with Parkinson's disease implanted for deep brain stimulation
  • patient responders to deep brain stimulation (UPDRS improved by at least 40%)
  • patient covered by the french health care system
  • patient not taking anti-parkinsonian medication the day before evaluation
  • French speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patient below 18 yo
  • pregnancy
  • Severe psychiatric or cognitive disorders
  • diabetes mellitus
  • morbid obesity
  • compulsive eating disorders
  • diffuse GI motility impairment (except Parkinson's disease)
  • other evolutive neurologic disorders
  • previous history of significant GI resection
  • inability to swallow or defecate when asked

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01081457

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Rouen University Hospital
Rouen, France, 76031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Rouen
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Guillaume GOURCEROL, MD, University Hospital, Rouen Identifier: NCT01081457    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008/163/HP
First Posted: March 5, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 7, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012
Keywords provided by Guillaume GOURCEROL, University Hospital, Rouen:
Parkinson's disease
deep brain stimulation
GI motility
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases