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Application of Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutical Methods in Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities in Children. (EPIMARKER)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03486366
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 3, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Children's Memorial Health Institute, Poland
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sergiusz Jozwiak, Medical University of Warsaw

Brief Summary:
Epilepsy affects 1% of the world's population and 6 million people in Europe. The estimated total cost of €20 billion in Europe in 2014 makes epilepsy a significant socioeconomic burden. Despite great progress in the management of epilepsy and increasing numbers of antiepileptic drugs, 30-40% of epilepsy patients are refractory to all available medications. Moreover, in childhood epilepsy is a causative factor of psychiatric and behavioral comorbidities, including developmental delay and autism spectrum disorder. In spite of multiple trials no reliable biomarker of epilepsy development has been identified. There are no studies on biomarkers of drug-resistance or epilepsy recurrence after the drug withdrawal. EPIMARKER is a first project, carried out in humans, which is going to examine in prospective way clinical, electroencephalographic and molecular biomarkers to produce an integrative tool useful in everyday diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in children to prevent the development of drug-resistant epilepsy and its behavioral comorbidities as mental retardation and autism. The set of molecular biomarkers will be determined by quantitative transcriptomic and proteomic studies and validated in reprogrammed cellular models.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Epilepsy Other: non interventional trial Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The clinical part of EPIMARKER is composed of 2 prospective studies (WP1 and WP2) of epilepsy progress in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex -TSC children, performed in 2 sites: Medical University of Warsaw -WUM and Children's Memoroal Health Institute - IPCZD, Poland.

WP1 and WP2 are designed to conduct the studies, but the resulting data and samples will be analyzed and used in Workpackage 3-12 (WP3-12).

CLINICAL STUDY in WP1 Inclusion criteria: male or female children with a definite diagnosis of TSC (Roach 1998), aged up to 4 years, diagnosis of epilepsy established on the basis of clinical seizures or epileptiform changes on EEG within 1-7 days prior to baseline , written informed consent of caregivers.

Study overview: Each subject will be followed for 12 month. Epilepsy will be tracked with serial video EEG (vEEG) recordings and clinical investigations performed every 3 months. Apart from medical history of the patients, data from seizure diary, neuroimaging studies, and neuropsychological examinations will be collected. Blood samples for biomarkers studies will be collected at study entry, at the onset of drug- resistant seizures or after 6 months, whichever is applicable, and at the end of follow-up in all patients participating in the project. The data obtained in children responding, to standard and with drug- resistant seizures will be compare.

Sample size: We plan to enroll 60 TSC patients into WP1 of Epimarker in 12 months. Based upon our preliminary results and extensive experience with TSC, we predict that about 50% of patients will develop drug- resistant seizures, while 50% will respond to standard treatment (Jozwiak 2011) Study endpoints: the primary clinical endpoint of this study is a collection of a set of clinical, molecular, and EEG source data in all subjects.

CLINICAL STUDY in WP2 Inclusion criteria: male or female children with a definite diagnosis of TSC (Roach criteria: Roach 1998) and epilepsy, aged up to 16 years, seizure free, in whom a decision to withdraw antiepileptic drugs was made, written informed consent of caregivers.

Study overview: Each subject will be followed for 12 months. Antiepileptic drugs will be withdrawn within 3 months in all subjects starting, at study entry. Epilepsy will be tracked by means of serial video EEG recordings and clinical investigations performed every 3 months. Apart from medical history of the patients, data from seizures diary, neuroimaging studies and neuropsychological examinations will be collected. Patients with recurrent seizures will receive antiepileptic treatment according to current standards. Blood samples for biomarkers study will be collected at study entry, at the end of drugs withdrawal, at the onset recurrent seizures and at the end of follow-up in all patient participating in the project. The data obtained in children seizure free at the end of follow-up and patients with recurrent seizures will be compare.

Sample size: We plan to enroll 60 TSC patients into WP2 of Epimarker in 12 months. Based upon our preliminary results and extensive experience with TSC, we predict that about 50% of patients will develop recurrent seizures, while 50% remain seizure free (unpublished data).

Study endpoints: the primary clinical endpoint of this study is a collection of a set of clinical, molecular, and EEG source data in all subjects.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:

With EPIMARKER we aim to develop clinically useful tools enabling accurate and early detection of risk of drug resistant or recurrent seizures and stablish the new therapeutic and preventative possibilities for epilepsy.

The Epimarker algorithms will include selected data obtained in 3 unique models of epilepsy in developing brain.

  • EEG recordings and clinical data from a prospective study of drug-resistant epilepsy development in young children with TSC,
  • EEG recording and clinical data from a prospective study of epilepsy after antiepileptic drug withdrawal in children with TSC
  • Molecular biomarkers in both above clinical setting, established by means of a broad range of molecular analyses, including a diverse set of cutting edge analyses of blood samples, that will be obtained at study entry, at the onset of drug- resistance or recurrent epilepsy, and after 12-month follow-up and the verified in a Epimarker cellular model.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Application of Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutical Methods in Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities in Children Based on the Clinical and Cellular Model of the Mammalian Target of Rapamycin - mTOR Dependent Epilepsy.
Actual Study Start Date : April 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 30, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 30, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Epilepsy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Workpackage1 WP1
Non interventional trial: male or female children with a definite diagnosis of TSC (Roach 1998), aged up to 4 years, diagnosis of epilepsy established on the basis of clinical seizures or epileptiform changes on EEG within 1-7 days prior to baseline. We plan to enroll 60 TSC patients into WP1 to Epimarker in 12 months.
Other: non interventional trial
other
Other Name: other

Workpackage2 WP2
Non interventional trial: male or female children with a definite diagnosis of TSC (Roach criteria: Roach 1998) and epilepsy, aged up to 16 years, seizure free, in whom a decision to withdraw antiepileptic drugs was made. We plan to enroll 60 TSC patients into WP2 to Epimarker in 12 months. The data obtained in children seizure free at the end of follow-up and patients with recurrent seizures will be compare.
Other: non interventional trial
other
Other Name: other




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. EEG and molecular data collection and integration into clinically applicable tool [ Time Frame: 2020 ]
    The EEG algorithm will include the data from automatic statistical analysis of prospectively recorded EEG signal and comprehensive clinical investigations. To achieve this goal, a special automatic system to detect and count clinically important EEG features will be developed.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cellular model of developing TSC brain [ Time Frame: 2020 ]
    EPIMARKER will develop a innovative human cellular model of epilepsy in developing brain, which can be used for epilepsy biomarkers analyses and for investigations on novel therapeutic strategies in epilepsy.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria WP1:

  • male or female children with a definite diagnosis of TSC (Roach 1998),
  • aged up to 4 years,
  • diagnosis of epilepsy established on the basis of clinical seizures or
  • epileptiform changes on EEG within 1-7 days prior to baseline ,
  • written informed consent of caregivers.

Inclusion Criteria WP2:

  • male or female children with a definite diagnosis of TSC (Roach criteria: Roach 1998) with epilepsy,
  • aged up to 16 years,
  • seizure free, in whom a decision to withdraw antiepileptic drugs was made,
  • written informed consent of caregivers.

Exclusion Criteria:


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Contacts
Contact: Sergiusz Jóźwiak, professor +48 606 445 668 sergiusz.jozwiak@wum.edu.pl
Contact: Katarzyna Kotulska- Jóźwiak, professor + 48 607 281 798 kotulska.jozwiak@gmail.com

Locations
Poland
Medical University of Warsaw Recruiting
Warsaw, Poland, 05-091
Contact: Sergiusz Jóźwiak, Professor    +48 606 445 668    sergiusz.jozwiak@wum.edu.pl   
Contact: Katarzyna Kotulska-Jóźwiak, Professor    +48 607 281 798    kotulska.jozwiak@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Warsaw
Children's Memorial Health Institute, Poland
Investigators
Study Chair: Sergiusz Jóźwiak, professor Medical University of Warsaw

Responsible Party: Sergiusz Jozwiak, Professor Head of Department Neurology in Children Hospital, Medical University of Warsaw
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03486366     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Strategmed3/306306/4/NCBR/2017
First Posted: April 3, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Sergiusz Jozwiak, Medical University of Warsaw:
epilepsy, TSC, biomarkers, mTOR pathway

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsy
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases