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HOPE-Epilepsy Trial (HOPE-Epilepsy)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01744275
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Lack of funding)
First Posted : December 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospital do Coracao

Brief Summary:
This a multi-center study to examine whether supplementation with omega 3 fatty acids will reduce seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy .

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Epilepsy Dietary Supplement: Omega 3 fatty acids Dietary Supplement: corn oil Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 370 participants
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
Study Start Date : July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Epilepsy Seizures

Arm Intervention/treatment
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



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


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

  2. 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

  3. Time Free of seizures during treatment [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  4. Reduction in seizure frequency [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  5. Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 12 months ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with active Epilepsy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women or breastfeeding

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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

Responsible Party: Hospital do Coracao
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01744275     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HCor
Research Institute - HCor ( Other Identifier: HCor )
First Posted: December 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
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