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Study on the Effectiveness of EGb 761® vs Placebo Used for Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

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: NCT00276341
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2018
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of EGb 761 by patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis is effective in improving cognition, when compared to placebo.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting Drug: EGb 761® (Tanakan®) Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of EGb 761® 120mg Twice a Day Versus Placebo on Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis. A Randomised, Double-blind, Multicentre, Parallel Groups Placebo Controlled Phase III Study.
Study Start Date : August 2003

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evolution of Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test 3 and 2 seconds between baseline and week 24

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evolution of the following tests between baseline and week 24:
  2. Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite Test
  3. Selective Reminding Test
  4. 10/36 Visual-Spatial Recall Test
  5. Symbol Digit Modalities Test
  6. Trail Making Test A and B
  7. Verbal Fluency Test
  8. Empan Test
  9. Evolution of the following scales between baseline and week 24:
  10. Cognitive Deficit Interview based screen
  11. Anxiety Brief Scale
  12. Beck Depression Inventory Scale
  13. Modified Fatigue Impact Scale
  14. Evolution of Quality of Life
  15. Evolution of the following between baseline, week 12, and week 24: Kurtzke Extended Disability Status Scale, and Clinician Interview Based Impression of Change

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with Multiple Sclerosis Relapsing-Remitting form
  • Patient with cognitive impairment (as spontaneous complaint by either patient or family)
  • Patient treated with interferon and maintaining same dosage for previous 6 months
  • Patient without major disability (Kurtzke Extended Disability Status Scale ≤6)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical Multiple Sclerosis relapse within 3 months prior to participation
  • Major psychiatric disease according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Ed.
  • Other concomitant disorders possibly jeopardizing the cognitive status evaluation or the follow up of the patient (severe impairment of visual or motor function which may prevent participation in neuropsychological testing)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00276341

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Ipsen Medical Director Ipsen
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00276341    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2-39-00240-126
First Posted: January 13, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2018
Last Verified: December 2018
Keywords provided by Ipsen:
cognitive impairment
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Cognitive Dysfunction
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders