Retrospective Cohort Study Of The Efficacy Of Axona® (Medium Chain Triglycerides) In Patients With Alzheimer's Disease (ACT)
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This evaluation of the efficacy and safety of AXONA will be a chart review carried out at 16 practices in which AXONA has been prescribed for the treatment of patients with mild-to-moderate AD. Efficacy of AXONA will be assessed by comparison of patient status before and after initiation of treatment.
Condition or disease
The primary objective is to assess the efficacy of AXONA (medium chain triglycerides [MCTs]) when used alone or in combination with other agents in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) in routine clinical practice.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
50 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The study population will consist of patients with a diagnosis of mild-to-moderate AD who have been treated with AXONA for ≥ 6 months and whose medical record includes an evaluation within 3 months prior to initiation of treatment and at least one evaluation while receiving AXONA.
Potential for intentional inclusion in the study will be determined on the basis of prescribing data and physicians will be contacted. For Neurology and Psychiatry practices agreeing to participate, all charts meeting the above criteria and for which patients/caregivers give consent will be included in the analysis.
Patient Inclusion Criteria:
Male or female outpatients aged ≥ 50 years with a diagnosis of probable AD of mild-to-moderate severity
MMSE score between 14 and 24 inclusive at the initiation of AXONA treatment (if available)
Has received Axona for a duration of ≥ 6 months
Caregiver Inclusion Criteria (if applicable):
Must be at least 21 years of age, has been the primary caregiver since prior to the initiation of Axona, provides at least 4 hours of supervision or direct assistance per day for the patient and is able to perform assessments.
Patient Exclusion Criteria:
MMSE score < 14 at the time when AXONA treatment was initiated
Presence of co-morbid disease known to adversely impact cognitive function (e.g., Parkinson's disease, history of cerebral infarcts, dementia with Lewy bodies)