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The Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety of Donepezil (Aricept) in Parkinson's Disease Patients With Dementia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00165815
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 10, 2013
Information provided by:
Eisai Inc.

Brief Summary:
A randomised, double-blind, 3-arm parallel group study comparing Aricept® with placebo.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dementia With Parkinson's Disease Drug: ARICEPT Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : August 2002
Study Completion Date : July 2005

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. PD patients with dementia will be screened up to 4 weeks prior to initiating dose administration. Baseline measurement on efficacy measures will be conducted at baseline, after which the first dose of study medication will be administered.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Patients with an established diagnosis of PD and dementia, who fulfill all of the inclusion criteria and none of the exclusion criteria listed below, will be eligible for enrolment into this study.

Best efforts must be made on clinical grounds to exclude patients with DLB and AD. The key inclusion criteria in this respect is the onset of dementia documented to have occurred at least 1 year after the diagnosis of PD.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00165815

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Allgemeines Krankenhaus Barmbeck
Hamburg, Hambug, Germany
Parkinson Klinik Wolfach
Wolfach, Germany
Belfast City Hospital
Belfast, Ireland
Unit 20 Black Poo Technology Centerl
Blackpool, Ireland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eisai Limited
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Study Director: Jina Schwartz Eisai Limited
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00165815    
Other Study ID Numbers: E2020-E044-316
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 10, 2013
Last Verified: November 2005
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Nootropic Agents