Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells Transplantation in Patients With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2012 by Instituto do Cerebro de Brasilia.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jaderson Costa da Costa, Instituto do Cerebro de Brasilia Identifier:
First received: April 24, 2009
Last updated: March 21, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

This research investigates the use of autologous bone marrow stem cells for the treatment of medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Procedure: Stem cell transplantation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells Transplantation in Patients With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

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Further study details as provided by Instituto do Cerebro de Brasilia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • seizure frequency [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • adverse effects [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • hippocampal volume [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • cognitive performance [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: stem cell transplantation
Patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy that are transplanted with autologous bone marrow stem cells in order to provide seizure control.
Procedure: Stem cell transplantation
Transplantations with autologous bone marrow mononuclear stem cells by selective posterior cerebral artery angiography
Other Name: BMMSC - Bone Marrow Mononuclear Stem Cells

Detailed Description:

The aim of this study is to evaluate autologous bone marrow stem cells transplantation as a safe and potentially beneficial treatment for patients with temporal lobe refractory epilepsy. We are mainly evaluating seizure frequency, hippocampal volume an cognitive performance


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • temporal lobe medically refractory epilepsy patients with hippocampal atrophy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under 18 or over 65 years old patients
  • previous neurological surgery
  • other neurodegenerative diseases
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00916266

Instituto do Cerebro
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Instituto do Cerebro de Brasilia
Principal Investigator: Jaderson C da Costa, MD, PhD Instituto do Cerebro de Brasilia
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Jaderson Costa da Costa, MD, PhD, Instituto do Cerebro de Brasilia Identifier: NCT00916266     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Stem cells in Epilepsy
Study First Received: April 24, 2009
Last Updated: March 21, 2012
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by Instituto do Cerebro de Brasilia:
Seizure frequency
Hippocampal volume
Adverse effects

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Epilepsies, Partial
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on July 27, 2015