A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of 20 ml Cerebrolysin in Patients With Vascular Dementia (VascDem)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
acromion GmbH
Geny Research Corp.
Information provided by:
Ever Neuro Pharma GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00947531
First received: April 20, 2009
Last updated: September 24, 2009
Last verified: September 2009

April 20, 2009
September 24, 2009
October 2006
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  • Change From Baseline in ADAS-cog+ (Alzheimer's Disease Assesment Scale - Cognitive Subpart) at Week 24 [ Time Frame: baseline and week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CIBIC+ (Clinicians Interview-based Impression of Change) Score at Week 24 [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00947531 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Adverse Experiences, Vital Signs, Physical and Neurological Examinations, Laboratory Tests (Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis ), ECG (Electrocardiogram) [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Change From Baseline in ADAS-COG+ (Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale Cognitive Subpart) [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • ADAS-COG+ Response [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline for Original ADAS-COG [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CIBIC+ Sscore [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CIBIC+ Response [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CIBIS+ (Clinicians Interview-Based Impression of Severity) [ Time Frame: week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination) Score [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in ADCS-ADL (Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study-Activities of Daily Living Scale) [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Trail-making Test [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Clock-drawing Test [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Combined Response, i.e. Response in ADAS-COG+ and CIBIC+ [ Time Frame: week 4, 12, 16, 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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A Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of 20 ml Cerebrolysin in Patients With Vascular Dementia
A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of 20 ml Cerebrolysin in Patients With Vascular Dementia

This clinical trial was performed to assess the clinical efficacy and safety of two 4 week treatment courses of daily intravenous administration of Cerebrolysin (20mL [milliliter] IV [intravenous] per day). The study was performed as prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, multicentre study with 2 study groups.

Group 1: 20 mL Cerebrolysin and 100 mg (milligram) acetylsalicylic acid Group 2: Placebo (0.9% NaCl [sodium chloride]) and 100 mg acetylsalicylic acid The study drug was given once daily by intravenous infusion (20ml in 250ml saline solution) for 4 weeks on five consecutive days per week. This treatment regimen was repeated after a two-month treatment-free interval. Acetylsalicylic acid was given orally, once daily throughout the study duration of 24 weeks.

Altogether five clinical evaluation visits at Baseline (day 0) and at week 4, 12, 16, and 24 were necessary.

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Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Vascular Dementia
  • Drug: Cerebrolysin
  • Drug: 0.9% Saline Solution
  • Experimental: Cerebrolysin
    Intervention: Drug: Cerebrolysin
  • Placebo Comparator: 0.9% Saline Solution
    Intervention: Drug: 0.9% Saline Solution
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
242
August 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men or post-menopausal women between 50 and 85 years
  • Clinical diagnosis of vascular dementia according to NINDS-AIREN criteria
  • CT or MRI results compatible with clinical diagnosis
  • MMSE score between 10 and 24, both inclusive
  • Modified Hachinski Ischemic Score >4
  • Hamilton Depression Scale score of less than or equal to 15
  • Adequate visual and auditory acuity to allow neuropsychological testing
  • Informed consent given by the patient and/or the next-of-kin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Gastric ulcer associated with intolerance of acetylsalicylic acid treatment
  • Severe psychotic features, schizophrenia, depression, agitation or behavioral problems within the last three months that could lead to difficulty complying with the protocol
  • Any severe systemic illness or unstable medical condition that could lead to difficulty complying with the protocol or significantly limits life span.
  • Patients who in the investigator's opinion, would not comply with study procedures
  • Any significant neurological disease other than vascular dementia, such as Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, Huntington's disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, brain tumor, progressive supranuclear palsy, seizure disorder, subdural hematoma, or multiple sclerosis
  • History of alcohol or substance abuse or dependence within the past two years
  • Patients with a history of systemic cancer within the past two years
  • Severe congestive heart failure or malignant, uncontrollable hypertension
  • Participation in a clinical trial with an investigational drug in the past four weeks
Both
50 Years to 85 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Russian Federation
 
NCT00947531
EBE-RU-051201
No
Philipp Novak, PhD, EBEWE Neuro Pharma
Ever Neuro Pharma GmbH
  • acromion GmbH
  • Geny Research Corp.
Study Director: Philipp Novak, PhD EBEWE Neuro Pharma
Ever Neuro Pharma GmbH
September 2009

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