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HOPE-Epilepsy Trial (HOPE-Epilepsy)

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(Lack of funding)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01744275
First Posted: December 6, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospital do Coracao
  Purpose
This a multi-center study to examine whether supplementation with omega 3 fatty acids will reduce seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy .

Condition Intervention Phase
Epilepsy Dietary Supplement: Omega 3 fatty acids Dietary Supplement: corn oil Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: High Dose Omega 3 Fatty Acids Supplementation in Patients With Epilepsy : The HOPE-Epilepsy Trial

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Hospital do Coracao:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Seizure Frequency [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    number of seizures during the treatment period


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • categorized seizure frequency [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    number of crises categorized as: generalized, focal with disconnection and focal without disconnection

  • Percentage of overall seizure frequency modification [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    percentage of reduction or increase in seizure frequency from baseline til the end of treatment period

  • Time Free of seizures during treatment [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Reduction in seizure frequency [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 370
Study Start Date: July 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo
Dietary Supplement: corn oil
Placebo
Experimental: Omega 3 fatty acids supplementation
Omega 3 fatty acids capsules
Dietary Supplement: Omega 3 fatty acids

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with active Epilepsy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women or breastfeeding
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01744275


Locations
Brazil
Research Institute, Hospital do Coração
São Paulo, Brazil, 04005-909
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital do Coracao
Investigators
Principal Investigator: M J Carrion, MD Hospital do Coracao
Study Chair: O Berwanger, PhD Hospital do Coracao
Study Chair: R D Lopes, PhD BCRI
Study Chair: F A Scorza, PhD Federal University of São Paulo
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hospital do Coracao
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01744275     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HCor
Research Institute - HCor ( Other Identifier: HCor )
First Submitted: December 4, 2012
First Posted: December 6, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Keywords provided by Hospital do Coracao:
Epilepsy
Omega 3 fatty acids

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsy
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases