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Using the Digital EEG Spectral Analysis in Assessing Neuroelectrical Processing Abnormalities in Autism

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: NCT00693953
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (grant was not approved.)
First Posted : June 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 2, 2009
Information provided by:
Yellen & Associates, Inc.

Brief Summary:
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder will have abnormal DESA® results. Our objective is to use neuroelectrical measures to determine the degree of processing abnormalities in individuals with Autism. The study will survey processing patterns and will locate and evaluate the degree(s) of abnormalities for further study. The abnormal results of comprehensive neuroelectrical evaluations of individuals with Autism when compared to the normative database will provide objective, verifiable, neurophysiological information with which to form novel approaches to the disorder.

Condition or disease
Autistic Disorder Autism, Early Infantile Autism, Infantile Asperger Syndrome

Detailed Description:

The research method will be: gathering, analyzing and utilizing data.

We will observe research subjects through neuroelectrical instrumentation, then, compare results to retrospective information collected from research subjects and a normative database.

A qualified neurologist thoroughly familiar with electrophysiology will interpret the data, and analyze it to explore the abnormalities.

The hypothesis will be evaluated.

We will, then, utilize the results to find data-based forms of treatment for those with the disorder.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Official Title: Using the Digital EEG Spectral Analysis in Assessing Neuroelectrical Processing Abnormalities in Autism
Study Start Date : January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2012

Year one
Year two

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study population includes individuals with Autism without exclusion on the basis of sex, gender, race or ethnicity. There will be 100 research subjects, with a ratio of four males to one female, and those being approximately sixty-five children and thirty-five adults.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The study will include children between the ages of five and eighteen, adults from the age of nineteen to twenty-five, and those with the diagnosis of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those with mental retardation
  • those with any other neurological disorder
  • those that cannot sit in a chair for one hundred and fifty minutes
  • those that have been previously diagnosed with a seizure disorder
  • those who are blind and/or deaf
  • those who are not ambulatory
  • those who cannot understand English
  • those that are not a resident of Los Angeles County

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00693953

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United States, California
Yellen & Associates, Inc.
Northridge, California, United States, 91326
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yellen & Associates, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Andrew G Yellen, PhD President, Yellen & Associates, Inc.
Study Chair: Thomas Schweller, MD Neurologist
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Responsible Party: Dr. Andrew G. Yellen, Yellen & Associates, Inc. Identifier: NCT00693953    
Other Study ID Numbers: PA-06-278
First Posted: June 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009
Keywords provided by Yellen & Associates, Inc.:
Evoked Potentials
Evoked Potentials, Auditory
Evoked Potentials, Visual
Brain Mapping
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Autistic Disorder
Asperger Syndrome
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders