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Ioflupane I123 (DaTSCAN) and Positron Emission Tomography-computed Tomography Fludeoxyglucose (PET-CT FDG) to Assess Brain Function of Parkinson Patients With Different Genetic Characteristics

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2010 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: March 17, 2010
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Last verified: March 2010
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Parkinson disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative illnesses. The disease is characterized by decrease in dopamine levels and decrease in the number of dopaminergic neurons and dopamine receptors. There are gene mutations that increase the risk for the disease. Two of those mutations are on the LRRK2 gene and on GBA gene. It is yet unknown if there is a difference between the metabolic brain function of Parkinson patients that carry one of the two mutations to Parkinson patients with no known mutation.

Participants: diagnosed Parkinson patients that carry a gene mutation in either LRRK2 or GBA genes, Parkinson patients with no known mutation and healthy volunteers as a control group.

The participants will go through both examinations DAT SCAN and PET CT SCAN at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Institute.

The examination results will be given to the participants by a doctor from the neurology department.

Parkinson Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: I123 DAT-SCAN and PET-CT FDG to Assess Brain Function of Parkinson Patients With Different Genetic Characteristic

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Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
LRRK2 mutation
Parkinson patients that carry mutation on LRRK2 gene
GBA mutation
Parkinson patients that carry mutation on GBA gene
no mutation
Parkinson patients that don't carry mutation on LRRK2 or GBA genes
Healthy volunteers


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Diagnosed parkinson patients ages: 40-80

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosed Parkinson patients with known genetic characteristics

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients unable to understand and sign an informed consent
  • minors
  • patients in medical condition that does not allow them to stay still during the examination
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01089283

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Einat Even-Sapir, MD, PhD Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
  More Information


Responsible Party: Einat Even-Sapir MD, PhD. Head, Dept of Nuclear Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT01089283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-10-EES-087-CTIL 
Study First Received: March 17, 2010
Last Updated: March 17, 2010

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
fdg pet-ct
i123 dat scan
parkinson patients with known genetic characteristic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on February 17, 2017