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Evaluation of Neuroinflammation in Children With Infantile Spasms

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2016 by Harry T Chugani, Wayne State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Harry T Chugani, Wayne State University Identifier:
First received: March 14, 2014
Last updated: January 6, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of neuroinflammation in children with infantile spasms using 11C-PK11195 positron emission tomography (PK PET) scan, and its response to ACTH treatment by repeating the PK PET scan after treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Infantile Spasms
Drug: ACTH
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Neuroinflammation in Children With Infantile Spasms Measured With 11C-PK11195 Positron Emission Tomography: Response to ACTH

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Further study details as provided by Harry T Chugani, Wayne State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neuroinflammation in cortical and/or subcortical structures [ Time Frame: up to 6 weeks ]
    Neuroinflammation in cortical and/or subcortical structures of the brain in patients with Infantile Spasms will be evaluated with 11-C-PK11195 PET scan at the baseline and 2 weeks after the completion of ACTH treatment (given over 4 weeks), i.e., 6 weeks after the baseline PET scan.

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Infantile Spasms Drug: ACTH
PK PET scan before and after ACTH treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A clinical diagnosis of 'cryptogenic IS'
  • Normal MRI
  • No other neurological disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Abnormal MRI
  • No anti-inflammatory medication 48 hrs prior to PK PET scans
  • Parent/guardian unable to give written consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02092883

United States, Michigan
Children's Hospital of Michigan Recruiting
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
Contact: Harry T Chugani, MD    313-993-2605   
Principal Investigator: Ajay Kumar, MD,PhD,DNB         
Principal Investigator: Harry T Chugani, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wayne State University
  More Information

Ajay Kumar, Vijay N. Tiwari, Otto Muzik, Pulak K. Chakraborty, Harry T Chugani. In-Vivo Measurement of Brain Inflammation with [11C]-[R]-PK-11195 Positron Emission Tomography in Children with Epileptic Disorders. Epilepsy Currents 2014;14:330 (abs)

Responsible Party: Harry T Chugani, Professor, Wayne State University Identifier: NCT02092883     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25QNC
Study First Received: March 14, 2014
Last Updated: January 6, 2016

Keywords provided by Harry T Chugani, Wayne State University:
Infantile Spasms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscle Cramp
Spasms, Infantile
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Epilepsy, Generalized
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
PK 11195
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017