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The Effect of Memantine on Functional Outcomes and Motor Neuron Degeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00409721
First Posted: December 11, 2006
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2011
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Collaborator:
ALS Association
Information provided by:
University of Alberta
December 8, 2006
December 11, 2006
March 2, 2011
March 2007
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised (ALSFRS-R)
  • Forced vital capacity (FVC)
  • Manual Muscle Testing (MMT)
  • Addenbrooke Cognitive Examination (ACE)
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00409721 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Motor unit number estimates of hand and foot muscles
  • N-acetylaspartate in the motor cortex
Same as current
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The Effect of Memantine on Functional Outcomes and Motor Neuron Degeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
A Randomized, Double-blind, Dose Ranging Study to Determine the Effect of Memantine on Functional Outcomes and Motor Neuron Degeneration in Patients With ALS
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of memantine in ALS patients using functional outcome measures.
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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Drug: Memantine
  • Experimental: Memantine Low Dose
    Intervention: Drug: Memantine
  • Experimental: Memantine High Dose
    Intervention: Drug: Memantine
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Completed
42
December 2010
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • El Escorial Classification of laboratory supported probable, probable,or definite ALS
  • Age 18 - 80 years,
  • ALS symptoms for no more than 3 years,
  • FVC greater than or equal to 60% predicted,
  • Riluzole naïve or have been on a stable dose of Riluzole for at least 2 months,
  • Patients must have the ability to attend monthly study visits in Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of significant sensory abnormalities, dementia, other neurologic diseases, uncompensated medical illness and psychiatric illness
  • Female patients who are breastfeeding
  • Use of concurrent investigational drugs,
  • Patient unlikely to comply with study requirements
  • Poor adherence to study protocol during run-in phase
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
 
NCT00409721
1204
EB2006ALS
Yes
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Sanjay Kalra, MD, University of Alberta
University of Alberta
ALS Association
Principal Investigator: Ming Chan, MD University of Alberta
Principal Investigator: Sanjay Kalra, MD University of Alberta
University of Alberta
March 2011

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