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Study of Exelon Transdermal Patch in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients

This study has been terminated.
(Study has been revised to use a different study medication and patient population.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Cleveland Clinic Identifier:
First received: June 13, 2011
Last updated: February 21, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
The goal of this project is to determine if task-activated fMRI is sensitive to the central cholinergic deficit associated with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Condition Intervention
Mild Cognitive Disorder
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Drug: Exelon [rivastigmine] transdermal patch
Drug: Placebo patch

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: 24-week, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Study of the Exelon® [Rivastigmine] Transdermal Patch in 120 APOE e4 Positive Amnestic MCI Patients

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Further study details as provided by The Cleveland Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in BOLD response on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Exelon transdermal patch
Exelon [rivastigmine] transdermal patch
Drug: Exelon [rivastigmine] transdermal patch
Exelon patch 1/day for six months
Placebo Comparator: Placebo transdermal patch
Placebo transdermal patch
Drug: Placebo patch
Placebo patch 1/day for 6 months


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of amnestic MCI
  • In good general health with no diseases expected to interfere with the study
  • Ability to undergo MRI
  • Fluent in English
  • Stable prescription dosages 1 month prior to testing
  • Carrier of the APOE e4 allele (determined by blood draw at screening visit)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neurological illness/conditions
  • Medical illnesses/conditions that may affect brain function
  • Prior history of use of any cholinesterase inhibitor
  • Instable or severe cardiovascular disease or asthmatic condition
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01602198

United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Cleveland Clinic Identifier: NCT01602198     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AG022304 
Study First Received: June 13, 2011
Last Updated: February 21, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cognition Disorders
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents processed this record on February 20, 2017