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Treatment of Children With Cerebral Palsy With Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood, a Pilot Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04243408
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 28, 2020
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Omer Bar-Yosef, Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:

This study is a phase II, prospective, double blind, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy of autologous umbilical cord blood infusion.

The study population will consist of 72 children ages 2 months to 12 years with cerebral palsy. The population will be randomly assigned to 2 groups, 36 children in each group. The study group be treated by cord blood in the beginning of the study and the control group by placebo product. The study population will be stratified to reduce variance 3 groups by age: 2-12 months / 1-6 years / 6-12 years The study will consist of 4 stages Stage 1: initial assessment by physiotherapist and occupational therapist / treatment by cord blood or placebo / blood work before and after treatment Stage 2: at stage 1 + 3 months assessment by physiotherapist and occupational therapist Stage 3: at stage 1 + 6 months assessment by physiotherapist and occupational therapist / cross-over treatment by cord blood or placebo / blood work before and after treatment Stage 4: at stage 1 + 12 months assessment by physiotherapist and occupational therapist The primary outcome is improvement motor skills six months after treatment at stage 3


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cerebral Palsy Other: Autologous umbilical cord blood transfusion Other: placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 72 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:

This study is a phase II, prospective, double blind, placebo-control study of the efficacy of autologous umbilical cord blood infusion.

The study population will consist of 72 children ages 2 months to 12 years with cerebral palsy. The population will be randomly assigned to 2 groups, the study group be treated by cord blood in the beginning of the study and the control group by placebo product.

The study population will be stratified to reduce variance 3 groups by age: 2-12 months / 1-6 years / 6-12 years The study will consist of 4 stages Stage 1: initial assessment by physiotherapist and occupational therapist / treatment by cord blood or placebo / blood work before and after treatment Stage 2: at stage 1 + 3 months assessment by physiotherapist and occupational therapist Stage 3: at stage 1 + 6 months assessment by physiotherapist and occupational therapist

Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: The randomization will be done by external source and the assignment will disclosed to cord bank bank only. They will produce either a cord blood or placebo unit which will be completely covered. Each unit will have its own index number that will be documented by the research coordinator. Neither the researcher or the family will know the nature of the unit.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Children With Cerebral Palsy With Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood, a Pilot Study
Estimated Study Start Date : January 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2024

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: group 1 Other: Autologous umbilical cord blood transfusion
single dose of an autologous umbilical cord blood transfusion

Placebo Comparator: group 2 Other: placebo
The placebo product will consist of the standard ingredients of the acellular content of the UCB unit. It will consist of 20 ml Dextran (Plander 40.000 - 50g/500ml, solution for infusion) and 20 ml of human Albumin 5% (solution for infusion). The volume of placebo product will be 40 ml




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Motor developmental improvement [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Gross Motor Function Measurement - 66 (GMFM-66). All score are normalized with mean 100 and STD of 15. High score is better than low score .

  2. Motor developmental improvement [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Peabody developmental motor scales-second edition (PDMS-2). All score are normalized with mean 100 and STD 10. High score is better

  3. Functional assessment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Evaluation . Score 0-100 higher score better functionality Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functional assessment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3). All score are normalized with mean 100 and STD of 10. High score is better than low score .

  2. Functional assessment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales—Second Edition (VINELAND-II). All score are normalized with mean 100 and STD of 15. High score is better than low score .



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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Months to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 2 month and ≤ 12 years.
  • Performance status for children older than 2 months and younger than 12 months including all the following (Gross Motor Function Classification Score is less indicative before 12 months):

    • Abnormal General Movements (in infants 2-6 months)
    • Abnormal Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination
  • Performance status for children older than 12 months

    • Bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (diplegia or quadraplegia): Gross Motor Function Classification Score levels I - IV
    • Spastic hemiplegia: Gross Motor Function Classification Score levels I - IV. A subject classified as GMFCS level I with significant upper extremity impairment will be eligible if the affected upper extremity is used as an assist only.
    • Bilateral hypotonic cerebral palsy (diplegia or quadraplegia): Gross Motor Function Classification Score levels I - IV.
  • An abnormal brain MRI suggestive of an acquired etiology (and not genetic etiology or brain malformation).
  • 4. Autologous umbilical cord blood available at a private or public cord blood bank with a minimum total nucleated cell dose of ≥ 2 x 10e7 cells/kilogram.
  • 5. Parental consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Autism and autistic spectrum disorders without motor disability.
  • Hypsarrhythmia.
  • Intractable seizures causing epileptic encephalopathy.
  • Evidence of a progressive neurologic disease.
  • Known HIV or uncontrolled bacterial, fungal, or viral infections.
  • Impaired renal or liver function as determined by serum creatinine >1.5mg/dL and/or total bilirubin >1.3mg/dL.
  • Head circumference >3 standard deviations below the mean for age.
  • Known genetic disease or phenotypic evidence of a genetic disease on physical examination.
  • Requires ventilatory support, including home ventilator
  • Surgical procedure or botulinum toxin injection from 6 months prior to the study and during the time of the study
  • Patient's medical condition does not permit safe travel.
  • Previously received any form of cellular therapy.

    • Autologous umbilical cord blood unit has any of the following:
    • Total nuclear cell dose < 2 x 10e7 cells/kilogram
    • Positive maternal infectious disease markers (except CMV)
    • Evidence of infectious contamination of the cord blood unit
  • Lack of a test sample to confirm identity
  • Evidence of a genetic disease
  • Unable to obtain parental consent.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04243408


Contacts
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Contact: Omer Bar-Yosef, MD.PHD 972-35302895 Omer.BarYosef@sheba.health.gov.il

Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Investigators
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Study Director: Omer Bar-Yosef, MD.PHD Sheba Medical Center
Publications:
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Responsible Party: Dr. Omer Bar-Yosef, M.D.-Ph.D. Peadiatric Neurology and Child Development. Deputy Director The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sheba Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04243408    
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-18-5102-OBY-CTIL
First Posted: January 28, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 31, 2020
Last Verified: January 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: data set of the baseline of the children, the quantity of cord blood transfusion they received and the clinical followup information.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Clinical Study Report (CSR)
Time Frame: within 2 years from the end of data collection

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by Dr. Omer Bar-Yosef, Sheba Medical Center:
cerebral palsy, autologous umbilical cord blood
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Paralysis
Cerebral Palsy
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases