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Evaluation of Neural Loss in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica Using High Resolution Oct

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: NCT01024985
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2010 by University of Sao Paulo.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2010
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University of Sao Paulo

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the ability of STRATUS OCT and high resolution OCT to detect and to quantify the neural loss in multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica and its subtypes.

Condition or disease
Multiple Sclerosis Neuromyelitis Optica

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Macular and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Measurements for Detection of Neural Loss in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica Using High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography.
Study Start Date : September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

multiple sclerosis
neuromyelitis optica

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients of ophthalmology and/or neurology departments of hopital das clinicas of medical school of university of sao paulo

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica
  • age between 15 and 60 years
  • BCVA better than 20/400
  • no optic neuritis crisis in the last 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of glaucoma, opacities or disc anomalies
  • diagnosis of macular disease
  • disc swelling at fundoscopy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01024985

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Contact: mario luiz r monteiro, phd 55 11 30697871

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Hospital Das Clinicas Medical School of University of Sao Paulo Recruiting
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 05403-000
Contact: heloisa helena, nurse    55 11 3069 6596      
Sub-Investigator: danilo B fernandes, md         
Sub-Investigator: kenzo hokazono, md         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: mario luiz ribeiro monteiro, university of sao paulo Identifier: NCT01024985    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0190/09
First Posted: December 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2010
Last Verified: June 2010
Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
optic neuritis
longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis
retinal nerve fiber layer
macular thickness
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Sclerosis
Neuromyelitis Optica
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Myelitis, Transverse
Optic Neuritis
Optic Nerve Diseases
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Eye Diseases