The BIO-K Study: A Single-Arm, Open-Label, Biomarker Development Clinical Trial of Ketamine for Non-Psychotic Unipolar Major Depression and Bipolar I or II Depression. (Bio-K)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03156504|
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : May 17, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Major Depression Bipolar I Disorder Bipolar II Disorder Unipolar Depression||Drug: Ketamine Hydrochloride||Phase 1|
The investigators will enroll 100 adults with treatment-resistant unipolar or bipolar major depression (TRD) across 7 clinical sites and provide three IV ketamine infusions (0.5 mg/kg, infused over 100 minutes) and measure their depressive symptom responses. Biomarkers will be developed using blood samples from study subjects, taken prior to (predictive biomarkers) and following ketamine treatment (change biomarkers). The investigators will begin by studying the predictive value of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) target engagement by ketamine using a white blood cell (WBC) assay for antidepressive response to ketamine (Aim 1); however, samples will be used to develop multiple blood-based biomarkers for ketamine antidepressive effects (Aim 2). The investigators will also examine the effect of combining multiple blood-based biomarkers for predicting antidepressive response to ketamine in adults with TRD (Aim 3).
Baseline WBC markers of impaired cellular energy regulation will be associated with measures of clinical response to ketamine (predictive biomarker). Changes in WBC markers of impaired cellular energy regulation will be associated with clinical response to ketamine (change biomarker).
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||The BIO-K Study: A Single-Arm, Open-Label, Biomarker Development Clinical Trial of Ketamine for Non-Psychotic Unipolar Major Depression and Bipolar I or II Depression.|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 1, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2020|
Subjects will receive three IV Ketamine Hydrochloride infusions (0.5 mg/kg, infused over 100 minutes) and measure their depressive symptom responses. Biomarkers will be developed using blood samples from study subjects, taken prior to (predictive biomarkers) and following ketamine treatment (change biomarkers).
Drug: Ketamine Hydrochloride
Subjects will receive three IV ketamine infusions at 0.5 mg/kg, infused over 100 minutes.
Other Name: Ketalar
- Change in MÅDRS total score. [ Time Frame: Baseline, approximately 1 week ]The Montgomery Åsberg Depression Scale (MÅDRS) is a 10-item observer rating scale assessing symptoms of depression. The score ranges from 0 (no depression) to 60 (very depressed). For this study a score of less than or equal to 9 was considered clinical remission of depression.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03156504
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Hospital|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287|
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|United States, Ohio|
|University of Cincinnati Medical Center|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45219|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark A Frye, MD||Mayo Clinic|