Parkinson's Disease Evaluated by PET and the Effect of Memantine
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00375778|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2006
Purpose of study: To investigate whether the NMDA antagonist Memantine has a substantial effect of brain metabolism in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), using Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
Background: Disturbances in brain metabolism is thought to contribute to degeneration of neurons in brain of PD patients. Production of toxic oxygen radicals and presence of too much excitatory neurotransmitter (glutamate) due to over activity is involved. These factors can theoretically be alleviated by memantine.
Hypothesis: Memantine decreases metabolism in areas in PD brain known to be over-active. Decreases in cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism in these areas will be the consequence and this can be detected by PET.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Parkinson's Disease||Drug: memantine (drug)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||12 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Parkinson's Disease Evaluated by Positron Emission Tomography and the Effect of the NMDA Receptor Antagonist Memantine|
|Study Start Date :||April 2005|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2006|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00375778
|PET center, Aarhus University Hospital|
|Aarhus, Denmark, 8000|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen Ostergaard, MD, Ph.D||Department of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark|