Clinical Estradiol Trial in Women With Schizophrenia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2005 by Bayside Health.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Stanley Medical Research Institute
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Information provided by:
Bayside Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00206570
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: February 16, 2007
Last verified: September 2005
  Purpose

To investigate the ‘estrogen-protection‘ hypothesis by comparing changes in psychotic symptoms between one group of patients receiving standard antipsychotic drug treatment plus placebo and a second matched group receiving standard antipsychotic drug treatment plus 100microgram estradiol patch in a double blind controlled trial.

Hypothesis : That the women receiving adjunctive estradiol will demonstrate a more rapid and more substantial decrease in psychotic symptoms over the course of the study than the women receiving adjunctive placebo.


Condition Intervention Phase
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform Disorder
Drug: Estradiol
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double Blind Study of Estradiol Plus Neuroleptic Versus Placebo Plus Neuroleptic in the Treatment of Psychotic Symptoms in Women With Schizophrenia

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Further study details as provided by Bayside Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The change in psychotic symptoms as measured by Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS) over 4 week period

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale at end of trial period
  • Adverse Symptom Checklist at end of trial period
  • Simpson Angus Scale at end of trial period
  • Hormone Measurements at end of four week period
  • Cognitive Measurements at end of trial period

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2005
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients of potential child-bearing age (Pre-menopausal and Post-menarche)
  • Female patients who have a current diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform Disorder, or Schizoaffective Disorder (not in manic phase)
  • Female patients who score more than or equal to 60 on PANSS rating scale
  • Female patients who are able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients who are pregnant or lactating.
  • Female patients with known severe abnormalities in the hypothalamo-pituitary gonadal axis, thyroid dysfunction, central nervous system tumours, or other serious medical conditions which would contraindicate estrogen use.
  • Female patients already taking estrogen preparations such as the oral contraceptive pill
  • Post-menopausal or pre-menarche female patients.
  • Female patients whose psychotic illness is due to illicit drugs or who have a history of consistent substance abuse or dependence during the last 6 months.
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Contacts
Contact: Jayashri Kulkarni, MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP, PhD +61 3 9276 6564 ext 6564 j.kulkarni@alfred.org.au
Contact: Anthony de Castella, Dip App Sci, B.A, M.A +61 3 9276 6564 ext 6564 a.decastella@alfred.org.au

Locations
Australia, Victoria
Bayside Health - The Alfred Hospital Recruiting
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3181
Contact: Anthony de Castella, Dip.App.Sci., B.A., M.A.    +61 3 9276 6564 ext 6564    a.decastella@alfred.org.au   
Contact: Suzette Sheppard, B Sc (Hons)    +61 3 9276 6564 ext 6564    S.Sheppard@alfred.org.au   
Sub-Investigator: Anthony R de Castella, Dip.App.Sci., B.A., M.A.         
Sub-Investigator: Paul B Fitzgerald, MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Suzette J Sheppard, B Sc (Hons)         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Stanley Medical Research Institute
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jayashri Kulkarni, MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP, PhD Bayside Health / Monash University
  More Information

No publications provided by Bayside Health

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00206570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: APRC 75/02, ERE-IND-INP-GRA, 143654, 00-105
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: February 16, 2007
Health Authority: Australia: Human Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Bayside Health:
Schizophrenia
Gender differences
Hormones
Estradiol
PANSS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Mental Disorders
Estradiol
Polyestradiol phosphate
Estradiol valerate
Estradiol 17 beta-cypionate
Estradiol 3-benzoate
Antipsychotic Agents
Estrogens
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Central Nervous System Agents
Psychotropic Drugs

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