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Combined Electroencephalogram, Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Positron Emission Tomography of Dexmedetomidine Induced Sleep

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01485380
First Posted: December 5, 2011
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oluwaseun Johnson-Akeju, Massachusetts General Hospital
  Purpose
The investigators are doing this research study to find out how and where dexmedetomidine, a sedative anesthetic, acts in the brain. The investigators will do this by using a machine that records the brains electrical activity, called an electroencephalogram (EEG), and brain imaging scans to look at the brain.

Condition Intervention
Dexmedetomidine Induced Sedation Drug: dexmedetomidine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Combined Electroencephalogram, Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Positron Emission Tomography of Dexmedetomidine Induced Sleep

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Further study details as provided by Oluwaseun Johnson-Akeju, Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Changes in the Brains Default Mode Network. [ Time Frame: 1.5hrs ]
    Number of participants with changes in the Default Mode network during loss and recovery of consciousness under dexmedetomidine induced sedation versus baseline as assessed by changes in blood oxygen level depended (BOLD) signals during the awake, unconscious, and recovery states.


Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Active study arm
Subjects recruited into this study will be required to undergo two magnetic resonance imaging- positron emission tomography (MRI-PET) scans of the brain in addition to high density electroencephalogram (EEG) acquisition. The first scan will be a baseline scan while the second scan will be performed while dexmedetomidine is being infused.
Drug: dexmedetomidine
The dexmedetomidine infusion will be individualized to each study participant by a target plasma concentration where loss of consciousness is initially observed. Loss of consciousness will be assayed by specific auditory and verbal stimuli.
Other Name: precedex

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I
  • 18 to 35 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • MRI and/or PET screening criteria not met
  • Abnormal sleep habits/known or suspected sleep disorder(s)
  • Taking medication that alters sleep, cognitive function, or both -History of a known neurological or psychiatric problem -Younger than 18 or older than 35 years of age
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01485380


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Oluwaseun Johson-Akeju, M.D Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oluwaseun Johnson-Akeju, Assistant in Anesthaesia, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01485380     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-P-002333
First Submitted: November 30, 2011
First Posted: December 5, 2011
Results First Submitted: September 24, 2014
Results First Posted: October 10, 2014
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016

Keywords provided by Oluwaseun Johnson-Akeju, Massachusetts General Hospital:
Dexmedetomidine
Sleep
MRI-PET
EEG

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dexmedetomidine
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action