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Oral Uridine for Treatment of Bipolar Depression in Adolescents

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Doug Kondo, University of Utah Identifier:
First received: February 9, 2009
Last updated: January 6, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
Results First Received: December 10, 2014  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Bipolar Disorder
Intervention: Drug: Uridine

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Recruitment Details
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Participants were recruited via clinician referrals and IRB-approved recruitment materials and advertising.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
Open Label Uridine Treatment Participants received fixed-dose uridine 500 mg twice daily for 6 weeks. At each treatment visit, the following rating scales were administered: The CDRS-R, YMRS, and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Open Label Uridine Treatment

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Open Label Uridine Treatment All participants were Caucasian. There were 5 female participants and 2 male participants.

Baseline Measures
   Open Label Uridine Treatment 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   7 
Between 18 and 65 years   0 
>=65 years   0 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 15.28  (1.49) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   5 
Male   2 
Race (NIH/OMB) 
[Units: Participants]
American Indian or Alaska Native   0 
Asian   0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander   0 
Black or African American   0 
White   7 
More than one race   0 
Unknown or Not Reported   0 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   7 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Mean Scores in Children's Depression Rating Scale (CDRS-R), Assessed Before and After 6 Week Uridine Treatment   [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

2.  Primary:   The Primary Neuroimaging Outcome Will be Changes in 3T MRS B-NTP in the Anterior Cingulate.   [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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3.  Secondary:   A Secondary Outcome Measure Includes a Change in YMRS Score   [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Douglas Kondo
Organization: University of Utah
phone: (801) 587-1549

Publications of Results:

Responsible Party: Doug Kondo, University of Utah Identifier: NCT00841269     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 28455
5R01MH058681-06 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: February 9, 2009
Results First Received: December 10, 2014
Last Updated: January 6, 2015