Memantine (10mg BID) for the Frontal and Temporal Subtypes of Frontotemporal Dementia
The primary objective of the study is to determine whether memantine is effective in slowing the rate of behavioral decline in frontotemporal dementia.
The secondary objective of the study is to assess the safety and tolerability of long-term treatment with memantine in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or semantic dementia (SD). To determine whether memantine is effective in slowing the rate of cognitive decline in frontotemporal dementia. To evaluate whether memantine delays or decreases the emergence of parkinsonism in frontotemporal dementia.
The tertiary objective of the study is to determine whether treatment with memantine affects changes in weight
Frontal Lobe Dementia
Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia
Drug: Placebo pill
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, 26 Week, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Memantine (10mg BID) for the Frontal and Temporal Subtypes of Frontotemporal Dementia|
- Change in Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 26 weeks ]NPI:12-domain caregiver assessment of behavioral disturbances occurring in dementia: delusions, hallucinations, agitation/aggression, depression/dysphoria, anxiety, elation/euphoria, apathy/indifference, disinhibition, irritability/lability, motor disturbance, appetite/eating, nighttime behavior. A screening question is asked about each sub-domain. If the responses to these questions indicate that the patient has problems with a particular sub-domain of behavior, the caregiver is only then asked all the questions about that domain, rating the frequency of the symptoms on a 4-point scale, their severity on a 3-point scale, and the distress the symptom causes them on a 5-point scale. Severity(1=Mild to 3=Severe),frequency(1=occasionally to 4=very frequently) scales recorded for each domain; frequency*severity=each domain score(range 0-12). Total score=sum of each domain score(range 0-144);higher score=greater behavioral disturbances;negative change score from baseline=improvement.
- Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGIC) [ Time Frame: 26 Weeks ]The scale is rated on a 7-point scale, using a range of responses from 1 (very much improved) through 7 (very much worse). The clinician compares the participant's current condition to the condition at admission to the project.
- CDR-FTD, MMSE, FAQ, TFLS, EXIT25, UCSF FTD-Neuropsychological Test Battery: CVLT, Verbal Fluency, Modified BNT, Backward Digit Span, Digit Symbol Test, Modified Trails B, Modified Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, Antipsychotic Therapy [ Time Frame: 26 Weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Memantine 10mg BID
memantine 10mg BID
Placebo Comparator: 2
Drug: Placebo pill
Placebo pill BID
This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of memantine 10 mg twice daily versus placebo, at a ratio of 1:1, to receive active drug or placebo. Screening and enrollment is planned to last approximately one year. A Data and Safety Monitoring Board, consisting of a clinical pharmacist and 3 neurologists will review all AE reports approximately every 3 months after study initiation. The DSMB will notify the principal investigator, the study sponsor and the CHR if significant concerns are raised by their review of the AE data. An interim analysis of efficacy data will be conducted after 50% of the targeted enrollment population has completed 26 weeks of drug treatment.
Including screening and off-drug follow up, each subject will participate in the study for approximately 34 weeks.
The entire study is anticipated to last 86 weeks if enrollment is completed within one year of study initiation.
The targeted enrollment is 140.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00545974
|United States, California|
|University of California, Los Angeles|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095|
|University California, San Francisco|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94143-1207|
|United States, Florida|
|Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville|
|Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224|
|United States, Illinois|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Hospital|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Mayo Clinic - Rochester|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|United States, North Carolina|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599-7025|
|United States, Ohio|
|University Hospitals of Cleveland / Case Medical Center|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44120|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-4283|
|Principal Investigator:||Adam L. Boxer, M.D., Ph.D.||University of California, San Francisco|
|Principal Investigator:||Bruce Miller, M.D.||University of California, San Francisco|