Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02881151|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 26, 2016
Last Update Posted : November 10, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)||Device: Deep brain stimulation||Not Applicable|
This preliminary safety study evaluates the use of the Medtronic Activa PC+S system and Medtronic Nexus-E system for central thalamic deep brain stimulation (CT-DBS) in the treatment of cognitive impairment secondary to traumatic brain injury (TBI). It involves a neurosurgical procedure in which electrodes are implanted in the brain, connected to an implanted pacemaker-like device in the chest. The proposed study, if successful, will provide supporting evidence for the development of a novel therapeutic approach utilizing CT-DBS to improve these enduring cognitive impairments arising in persons with multi-focal structural brain injuries. This research will address the critical gap of the lack of any available treatments. CT-DBS targets well-defined neuronal populations within the central thalamus that have known anatomical and physiological specializations, which not only provide a key role in arousal regulation during cognitively-mediated behaviors, but also exhibit a particular vulnerability to dysfunction in the setting of multi-focal, non-selective brain injuries.
Our proposed study aims to support development of CT-DBS as a novel therapeutic avenue for accessing cognitive reserve in patients with acquired brain injuries. In the proposed feasibility study of 6 subjects at a single investigational site, we will test the safety of CT-DBS in the severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) population with GOSE 6-7 level recovery and collect data to establish the translation of preclinical studies into human application of CT-DBS.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||6 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||CT-DBS for Traumatic Brain Injury Using the Medtronic Activa PC+S System|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 20, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 13, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2022|
Subjects will be treated with deep brain stimulation throughout the study, with the exception of a brief, 21 day blinded withdrawal phase that will be undertaken to assess for any possible therapeutic effect.
Device: Deep brain stimulation
Delivery of continuous, low-voltage electrical pulses to deep portions of the brain via an implantable pacemaker-like device.
- Trail Making Test [ Time Frame: 1 year ]The Trail Making Test is a measure of attention, speed and mental flexibility
- Measures of cognition [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Assessed using the Ruff 2 and 7
- Physical symptoms [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Assessed using the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptom Questionnaire
- Psychological health [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire - 9, Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
- Traumatic Brain Injury Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Assessed using the Traumatic Brain Injury Quality of Life scale
- Measure of global function [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Assessed using the Glasgow Outcome Scale - Extended
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02881151
|United States, California|
|Stanford Health Care|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|
|Study Director:||Jaimie M Henderson, MD||Stanford University|