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A Trial To Evaluate The Efficacy of Magnetic Resonant Therapy in Autism

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01985308
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 16, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wave Neuroscience

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to show that a magnetic field applied to the front part of the brain of children suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) can improve function and ameliorate symptoms.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Autism Spectrum Disorder Device: MRT-Active Device: MRT-SHAM Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 28 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Double-Blind Sham-Controlled Trial To Evaluate The Treatment Efficacy of Magnetic Resonant Therapy in Autistic Disorder
Study Start Date : November 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: MRT-Active
Magnetic Field, modulated as per EEG analysis, is active for 6 seconds every minute for 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week x 5 weeks.
Device: MRT-Active
Sham Comparator: MRT-SHAM
Magnetic field is not active, but a sham coil is used, for 6 seconds every minute for 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week x 5 weeks.
Device: MRT-SHAM

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) [ Time Frame: 5 Weeks ]
    Difference in CARS score between start and end of double-blind portion of the study

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder by DSM-IV-TR rendered by the examination and sufficient CARS-2 score to qualify as autism.
  • CARS score between 36 and 47 inclusively
  • Age between 4 and 12 years (at day of informed consent)
  • Child must suffer disrupted sleep patterns defined as a minimum of 3 nights per week of delayed onset of sleep or night-time awakenings. If these are medicated with mild sedatives or melatonin and corrected, the requirement for medication or melatonin will qualify as evidence of a sleep disorder.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise specified
  • History of clinically significant traumatic brain injury
  • Any condition associated with increased intracranial pressure
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Down's Syndrome or other chromosomal abnormality
  • EEG abnormalities that indicate seizure risk
  • Intracranial implant
  • Unstable medical condition not otherwise specified
  • Clinically significant organic disease unrelated to autism

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01985308

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United States, California
Brain Treatment Center
Newport Beach, California, United States, 92660
United States, Georgia
Brain Treatment Center of Atlanta
Buford, Georgia, United States, 30518
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wave Neuroscience
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Principal Investigator: Jeff Bradstreet, MD
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Responsible Party: Wave Neuroscience Identifier: NCT01985308    
Other Study ID Numbers: MRT-001
First Posted: November 15, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 16, 2014
Last Verified: April 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders