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Study of Specimens Obtained During Epilepsy Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00025714
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 12, 2001
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) )

Brief Summary:

This study will collect brain tissue samples for research purposes from patients undergoing surgery to treat epilepsy. The standard surgical procedure for medically intractable epilepsy i.e., epilepsy that cannot be controlled with medicine requires removal of more brain tissue than is needed for diagnostic study. This extra tissue, which would otherwise be discarded, will be used for research purposes. In addition, a blood vessel in the scalp, called the superficial temporal artery, is also normally cut during surgery, and a piece of this vessel will be taken for research use.

Patients 4 years of age or older who undergo surgery for medically intractable epilepsy may be eligible for this study.

Brain tissue collected under this protocol will be used for studies of brain cells in other diseases and of serotonin receptors. Any remaining brain tissue will be frozen for use in future research. The superficial temporal artery will be used for comparison with carotid arteries (a neck artery that supplies the brain) from patients with blockage of this blood vessel.


Condition or disease
Epilepsy

Detailed Description:

This is a protocol to perform research studies on tissues that are removed in the operating room during surgical procedures for drug resistant epilepsy. Our aim is to acquire and supply useful tissue specimens for intramural NIH research projects.

The investigators will evaluate participants with medically intractable drug resistant epilepsy who are considered for surgery to determine whether surgical specimen may be available for this protocol. Surgery and standard care for these participants will be performed under a separate protocol, 11-N-0051 Epilepsy Surgery. The intent of this protocol is solely for procuring tissue that is resected for standard clinical care during surgery. This protocol is not designed to test any new treatments.

These are the research aspects of the protocol: 1) Any brain tissue that is removed and is not required for diagnostic studies will be used for laboratory studies, consistent with institutional guidelines. 2) Blood tests to test for immune and inflammatory mediators will be performed. 3) Saliva will be collected to test for immune and inflammatory markers.


Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Official Title: Research Study of Specimens Obtained During Epilepsy Surgery
Study Start Date : October 10, 2001

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MedlinePlus related topics: Epilepsy





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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

To be eligible for entry into the study, candidates must meet al the following criteria:

  1. Be 4 years of age or older.
  2. Able to give informed consent, or, assent if a child.
  3. Have agreed to undergo brain surgery to treat drug resistant epilepsy and are enrolled in protocol 11-N-0051 Epilepsy Surgery.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Candidates will be excluded if they:

1. Are not a surgical candidate as specified in appropriate protocols.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00025714


Contacts
Contact: Aaliyah H Thiam Not Listed SNBrecruiting@nih.gov

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike Recruiting
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR)    800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010    prpl@cc.nih.gov   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kareem A Zaghloul, M.D. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00025714     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 020014
02-N-0014
First Posted: October 12, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2018
Last Verified: September 18, 2018

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) ):
Serotonin Receptor
Cell Culture
Temporal Lobe
Endothelial Cells
Superficial Temporal Artery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Epilepsy
Intractable Epilepsy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsy
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases