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The Impact of RPh201 on Chronic Vegetative State (CVS): fMRI Study (RPh-in-CVS)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified August 2015 by Netta Levin, Hadassah Medical Organization
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First Posted: September 22, 2011
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Netta Levin, Hadassah Medical Organization
September 21, 2011
September 22, 2011
September 1, 2015
September 2012
January 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
consciousness level measured clinically [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Each patient will undergo a behavioral assessment (using the Coma Recovery Scale Revised) before treatment and every 2 weeks during the treatment period as well as 3 months following the end of the treatment. Complete blood counts, electrolytes, liver function tests, renal function tests and ECG will be performed every two weeks.
consciousness level measured clinically and by functional MRI
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01438684 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Functional magnetic resonance imaging of cortical activity [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
3 scans will be performed: before treatment, after three months of treatment and 3 months after cessation of treatment. Scanning sessions will include a hierarchical auditory paradigm, an imagery task and resting state fMRI
long lasting effects of the drug
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The Impact of RPh201 on Chronic Vegetative State (CVS): fMRI Study
Phase 1 Study of RPh201 in Patients With Chronic Vegetative or Minimal Conscious State
The aim is to evaluate the impact of RPh201 on brain activity in chronic vegetative state patients. The assessment will be done using clinical measurements and functional MRI studies.
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Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Vegetative State
  • Drug: RPh201
    400 microliter s.c. twice a week for 3 months
  • Drug: Saline
    400 microliter Saline solution s.c. twice a week for 3 months
  • Active Comparator: RPh201 group
    7 patients will receive the treatment
    Intervention: Drug: RPh201
  • Placebo Comparator: non RPh201 group
    3 patients will receive placebo
    Intervention: Drug: Saline
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
October 2018
January 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic vegetative state patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • allergic reaction to treatment
  • patients that can not undergo MRI
  • Pregnancy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD 00 972 2 6776095 arik@hadassah.org.il
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD 00 972 2 6777572 lhadas@hadassah.org.il
026011- HMO-CTIL
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Netta Levin, Hadassah Medical Organization
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Hadassah Medical Organization
August 2015

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