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MS PATHS Normative Sub-Study

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02996084
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 8, 2019
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Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to determine the normative range of brain volume and brain volume change in healthy control (HC) participants whose age, race, and gender distribution is approximately matched to the age, race, and gender distribution of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) enrolled in Study 888MS001. The secondary objective is to use the results of the primary endpoint to ensure consistency of brain volume measurements across MS PATHS centers.

Condition or disease
Healthy Volunteer

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Longitudinal Brain Volume Change (and Correlates) in Healthy Control Subjects: A Normative Sub-Study of Multiple Sclerosis Partners Advancing Technology and Health Solutions (MS PATHS)
Actual Study Start Date : December 12, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 15, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 15, 2022

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brain volume [ Time Frame: Every 12 months up to 3 years ]
    Measured by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans

  2. Brain volume change [ Time Frame: Every 12 months up to 3 years ]
    Measured by using MRI scans

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Development of models to calibrate brain volume measurements between centers, if necessary [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    Measured by using MRI scans

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Ribonucleic acid (RNA), serum, and whole blood biomarker samples

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy control (HC) participants enrolled at each institution will be carefully selected to result in a group whose age, race, and gender distribution is approximately matched to the age, race, and gender distribution of patients with MS enrolled in MS PATHS at that center. Patients enrolled in MS PATHS at each center will be encouraged to enlist a friend or family member to participate in the study as an HC. Subsequently, on approximately quarterly review of participant participation, particular demographic groups will be targeted for recruitment, if needed, in order for the age, race, and gender distribution of a center's HC sample to be similar to their MS PATHS participant sample (within the study age range).

Key Inclusion Criteria

  • Ability to understand the purpose and risks of the study and provide signed and dated informed consent and authorization to use protected health information in accordance with national and local participant privacy regulations.

Key Exclusion Criteria

  • History of human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Confirmed or suspected pregnancy.
  • Diagnosis of migraine requiring medication or any other participant-reported diagnosis of a neurological disease or condition (e.g., stroke, transient ischemic attack, epilepsy, brain infection, brain surgery, prior head injury or concussion, or brain tumor).
  • Any participant-reported diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma, or systemic lupus erythematosus).
  • Standard MRI exclusion criteria, including claustrophobia, inability to lay still in the magnet (e.g., tremor), or any type of implanted metal in the body that would be affected by the strong magnetic field.

NOTE: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02996084

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Contact: US Biogen Clinical Trial Center 866-633-4636
Contact: Global Biogen Clinical Trial Center

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United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
United States, Missouri
Washington University Recruiting
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New York
University of Rochester Medical Center Recruiting
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
United States, Ohio
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Kalyani Gonuguntla    216-444-6041   
Contact: Jesse Brillhart    216-444-2330   
Principal Investigator: Robert Bermel         
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Medical Director Biogen

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Responsible Party: Biogen Identifier: NCT02996084    
Other Study ID Numbers: 888MS005
First Posted: December 19, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 8, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019
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Imaging research