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

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01985308
First Posted: November 15, 2013
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Newport Brain Research Laboratory
  Purpose
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 Intervention
Autism Spectrum Disorder Device: MRT-Active Device: MRT-SHAM

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by Newport Brain Research Laboratory:

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


Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: November 2013
Study Completion Date: April 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

  Eligibility

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

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01985308


Locations
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
Newport Brain Research Laboratory
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeff Bradstreet, MD
  More Information

Responsible Party: Newport Brain Research Laboratory
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01985308     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MRT-001
First Submitted: November 5, 2013
First Posted: November 15, 2013
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
Last Verified: April 2014

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