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Clinical Trial: A Study of Brain Imaging with Nuclear Medicine Technology in Individuals with and At Risk for Parkinson''s Disease
This study is currently recruiting patients.
|Parkinsonian Syndrome || Procedure: [123I]ß CIT and SPECT imaging ||Phase II |
MedlinePlus related topics: Brain Diseases; Movement Disorders
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Diagnostic, Non-Randomized, Open Label, Active Control, Single Group Assignment, Safety/Efficacy Study
Secondary Outcomes: CIT uptake measures from at-risk individuals will be compared with healthy subjects.
Expected Total Enrollment: 350
Study start: March 2001
On the first day participants are injected with [123I]ß CIT, an investigational radioactive material that localizes in the brain. Study participants will also have a thorough neurologic examination and standard neuropsychological testing, including testing of memory, concentration, abstraction and visual spatial functions.
Twenty-four hours later study participants return to the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders where an investigational scanning procedure will be used to obtain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) images of the brain.
Participants may be contacted to repeat these procedures every 12 to 18 months.
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- 22 years or older
- A clinical diagnosis of Parkinson''''s disease (PD), positive family history of PD and/or potential exposure to environmental toxins
- Normal screening laboratory studies
- Psychiatric disease other than history of depression
- Significant medical disease including abnormalities on screening
Location and Contact Information
Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders, New Haven, Connecticut, 06510, United States; Recruiting
Susan Mendick, MPH 203-401-4300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenneth L. Marek, MD, Principal Investigator
Danna Jennings, MD, Sub-Investigator
Tabamo Rowena, MD, Sub-Investigator
Kenneth L. Marek, MD, Principal Investigator, President and Senior Scientist
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Seibyl JP, Marek KL, Quinlan D, Sheff K, Zoghbi S, Zea-Ponce Y, Baldwin RM, Fussell B, Smith EO, Charney DS, et al. Decreased single-photon emission computed tomographic [123I]beta-CIT striatal uptake correlates with symptom severity in Parkinson''''s disease. Ann Neurol. 1995 Oct;38(4):589-98.
Record last reviewed: June 2005
Last Updated: July 25, 2005
Record first received: July 7, 2005
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00117819
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2005-07-26