MRI to Assess the Effects of Dysautonomia and Chronic Nausea on Brain Transmitters
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01692561|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 25, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2017
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||18 participants|
|Official Title:||Study Title: Brain Transmitters/Metabolites, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, and Brain Connectivity: Diagnostic Strategies to Study the Effects of Non-Pharmacologic Therapies for Dysautonomia and Chronic Nausea|
|Study Start Date :||August 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2019|
Healthy subjects without symptoms of dysautonomia.
Fainting due to sudden drop in blood pressure.
Sudden decrease in blood pressure while standing.
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardic Syndrome
Increased heart rate when standing.
- Assessment of the implication of dysautonomia on the brain and better evaluate its potential mechanistic process. [ Time Frame: Assessments will occur in a one and a half hour visit. ]The first objective of the proposed project is to study central transmitter/metabolite profiles using in vivo 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) in children with dysautonomia diagnosed by tilt table testing compared to healthy children without symptoms of dysautonomia. The second objective will be to determine whether dysautonomia associated with nausea and cardiovascular instability shares common alterations in brain networks. We will be using cognitive and sensory processing tasks based on our prior experience with both traditional fMRI and network analyses.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01692561
|United States, North Carolina|
|Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157|
|Principal Investigator:||Debra Diz, M.D.||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|