Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Serum Levels Evolution During the Six Months After Alcohol Withdrawal
Alcohol dependence is accompanied by several neurological mechanisms involving neuronal plasticity and neoneurogenesis, requiring Brain Derived Neurotrophic factor (BDNF) synthesis.
The investigators found that serum BDNF levels in alcohol-dependent subjects increased to a greater extent in subjects who had remained abstinent at 6 months after withdrawal than in subjects who had relapse.
To verify if the BDNF serum levels variation is linked to the way that abstinence is installed, wthe investigators will measure BDNF serum levels in alcohol dependent subjects at the moment of withdrawal, and 14, 28 days, and 2, 4, and 6 months after to establish its evolution in relation to alcohol consumption, and other clinical characteristics : depression intensity, anxiety, alcohol craving, biological markers of alcohol consumption or toxicity. Monitoring serum BDNF concentrations in link with other clinical data could help to characterize alcohol dependence profiles in clinical practice, help predict relapses, and assist in adjusting care to prevent difficulties in alcohol withdrawal.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Serum Levels Evolution During the Six Months Following After Alcohol Withdrawal in Alcohol-dependent Subjects in Relation to Abstinence|
- BDNF serum levels variations between alcohol withdrawal and 14-, 28- days, 2-, 4- and 6- months after in relation to abstinence at 6 months. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Search of a correlation between serum BDNF levels and alcohol consumption marker (CDT), GGT, EtG at 28 days 2, 4, and 6 months after alcohol withdrawal. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Search of a correlation between serum BDNF levels and the scores to psychometric scales : BDI, MADRS, HAM-A, OCDS, at 28 days 2, 4, and 6 months after alcohol withdrawal. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
|Study Start Date:||November 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2016|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01491347
|Clinique Saint Maurice|
|La Jonchère, France, 87340|
|Centre Hospitalier Esquirol|
|Limoges, France, 87000|
|Centre Hospitalier de Vauclaire|
|Montpon Menesterol, France, 24700|
|Centre Hospitalier La Vallette|
|Saint-Vaury, France, 23300|
|Principal Investigator:||Philippe Nubukpo, MD, PhD||Centre Hospitalier Esquirol|