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Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2015 by M.D Laura Villarreal Martinez, Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01740869
First Posted: December 4, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D Laura Villarreal Martinez, Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the plasticity of autologous intrathecal hematopoietic cells would improve the neurologic and the social skills of pediatric patients with autism spectrum disorders.

Condition Intervention Phase
Autism Autism Spectrum Other: Stem cells Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Further study details as provided by M.D Laura Villarreal Martinez, Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • IDEA Improvement [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Improvement in IDEA evaluation


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • CARS improvement [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Improvement in CARS evaluation


Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Experimental: Patients
Children who will receive intrathecal autologous stem cells
Other: Stem cells
Other Names:
  • Bone marrow harvest and aspirate stem cells.
  • Intrathecal stem cell aplication autologous stem cells into the spinal canal.
Control/Crossover
We will evaluate with IDEA and CARS scales the control group for 6 months with the possibility to change arms after that time.
Other: Stem cells
Other Names:
  • Bone marrow harvest and aspirate stem cells.
  • Intrathecal stem cell aplication autologous stem cells into the spinal canal.

Detailed Description:

There is accumulating evidence that shows that the administration of hematopoietic cells into the brain in the patients with spectrum autism could help in the physiopathology of the illness.

It has been found that after introducing hematopoietic cells in the subarachnoid space of the spinal cord, these cells may be transported through the cerebrospinal fluid and can be delivered more efficiently to the injured area, when compared to the intravenous route.

Patients will be stimulated for 3 consecutive days with granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and then their bone marrow will be harvested according to their weight. Bone marrow will be processed in order to obtain CD34+ cells and minimize the amount of red blood cells. An inoculum of 5 to 10mL of stem cells will be infused intrathecally. Patients will be evaluated with two scales "CARS" and the "IDEA" also we will check the clinical history. On days 0, 30 and 180.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children with autism spectrum DSM4-TR

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with neurodegenerative or autoimmune diseases.
  • Patients with active infection in any organ or tissue at the time of entering the study, the onset of stimulation with G-CSF or at the procedure.
  • Patients who do not sign the informed consent form.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01740869


Contacts
Contact: Laura Villarreal-Martinez, MD +52 81 83 48 61 36 ext 413 dr_lauravillarreal@hotmail.com
Contact: Consuelo Mancias-Guerra, MD +52 81 83 48 61 36 ext 413 consuelomanciasg@gmail.com

Locations
Mexico
Hematology Service, Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez Recruiting
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 64460
Contact: Laura Villarreal-Martinez, MD    +52 81 83 48 61 36 ext 413    dr_lauravillarreal@hotmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez
  More Information

Publications:

Responsible Party: M.D Laura Villarreal Martinez, Hematology Service, Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01740869     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HE12-021
Autism uanl ( Other Identifier: Autism uanl )
First Submitted: November 22, 2012
First Posted: December 4, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015

Keywords provided by M.D Laura Villarreal Martinez, Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez:
autism
autism spectrum
stem cells
children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders