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Effects of Lingzhi on Disease Progression in Patients With Untreated Early Parkinson's Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03594656
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 20, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing

Brief Summary:
Lingzhi(Ganoderma) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Previous studies indicated that Lingzhi was safe, well tolorated, and improved symptoms as an add-on therapy to levodopa in early Parkinson's disease(PD) patients. Here the investigators design a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, delayed-start trial to evaluate the effects of Lingzhi on modifying disease progression in untreated PD patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parkinson Disease Drug: Ganoderma Drug: Placebos Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 288 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Lingzhi on Disease Progression in Patients With Untreated Early Parkinson's Disease: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : July 15, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Early-start Group
Receiving Lingzhi (Ganoderma in capsule form) 0.8g twice daily for 72 weeks
Drug: Ganoderma
0.8g twice daily
Other Name: Lingzhi

Placebo Comparator: Delayed-start Group
Receiving placebo for 24 weeks followed by Lingzhi (Ganoderma in capsule form) 0.8g twice daily for 48 weeks
Drug: Ganoderma
0.8g twice daily
Other Name: Lingzhi

Drug: Placebos
0.8g twice daily




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in UPDRS Part III subscores [ Time Frame: 72 weeks ]
    Compare changes in UPDRS part III scores from baseline to week 72 between early-start group and delayed-start group

  2. Changes in Schwab-England scores [ Time Frame: 72 weeks ]
    Compare changes in Schwab-England scores from baseline to week 72 between early-start group and delayed-start group

  3. Ratios of subjects in need of additional antiparkinsonian drugs [ Time Frame: 72 weeks ]
    Compare ratios of subjects in need of additional antiparkinsonian drugs during the 72 week period between early-start group and delayed-start group


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in ADAS-COG scores [ Time Frame: 72 weeks ]
    Compare changes in ADAS-COG scores from baseline to week 72 between early-start group and delayed-start group



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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meeting the criteria for "Probable Parkinson's disease" according to 2015 MDS Clinical Diagnostic Criteria for Parkinson's Disease
  • Aged 30-80 years
  • Hoehn-Yahr Stage≤2
  • UPDRS Part III subscores ranging from 10 to 30 points
  • Disease duration of 5 years or less
  • Untreated with antiparkinsonian drugs for at least two weeks preceding the trial
  • Willing to sign the written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Atypical or secondary parkinsonism
  • With psychiatric symptoms or a history of psychiatric diseases
  • With cognitive impairment(MMSE score<24)
  • Major liver or kidney dysfunction
  • Participating in other clinical trials within 3 months preceding the current trial

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03594656


Contacts
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Contact: Erhe Xu, M.D. 010-83198677 xuerhe@163.com

Locations
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China, Beijing
Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University Recruiting
Beijing, Beijing, China, 100053
Contact: Erhe Xu, M.D.    010-83198677    xuerhe@163.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Erhe Xu, M.D. Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University
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Responsible Party: Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03594656    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017YFC1310202
First Posted: July 20, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2019
Last Verified: July 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing:
Parkinson's disease
Lingzhi
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Disease Progression
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes