Automated Parkinson's Disease (PD) Motor Symptom Assessment for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Programming

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of a portable motion sensor-based system designed to assist with deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming sessions for Parkinson's disease patients.

Condition or disease
Parkinson's Disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : August 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Parkinson's disease

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hoehn and Yahr stage 2 or worse when off medications
  • Average tremor and/or bradykinesia Unified Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) score greater than 2 off meds
  • L-dopa responsive with clearly defined "on" periods, UPDRS motor III average tremor and bradykinesia improves by 25%
  • Stable on medical therapy for at least one month prior to study enrollment
  • Clinical approval to undergo unilateral DBS surgery targeting the STN or GPi
  • Available to participate for six months following DBS surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • "Parkinson's plus" syndromes, secondary, or atypical Parkinson's syndromes (e.g. progressive supranuclear palsy, striato-nigral degeneration, multiple system atrophy, post-stroke, post-traumatic, or post-encephalitic Parkinson's. These patients have cardinal symptoms characteristic of PD but with additional symptoms indicating other organic brain dysfunction, such as gaze palsies, autonomic dysfunction, lack of response to L-dopa, these individuals tend not to improve with standard treatments for PD)
  • previous Parkinson's Disease surgery
  • medical contraindications to surgery or stimulation (e.g. uncontrolled hypertension, advanced coronary artery disease, other implanted stimulation or electronically-controlled devices including cardiac demand pacemaker, aneurysm clips, cochlear implants, or a spinal cord stimulator) (Note: for the subject who receives either a pacemaker and/or defibrillator after this study enrollment, he/she will be allowed to continue the study if the neurostimulator system can be adequately programmed to permit system compatibility)
  • contraindication to magnetic resonance imaging (e.g. indwelling metal fragments or implants that might be affected by MRI)
  • neuropsychological dysfunction (e.g. dementia) that would contraindicate surgery
  • intracranial abnormalities that would contraindicate surgery (e.g. stroke, tumor, vascular abnormality affecting the target area)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01429220

United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Sponsors and Collaborators
Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.

Responsible Party: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc. Identifier: NCT01429220     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R44AG033520-03 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 7, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.:
deep brain stimulation
monopolar review
motion sensors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases