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Treatment of Cerebellar Ataxia With Mesenchymal Stem Cells

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: NCT01649687
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oscar Kuang-Sheng Lee, National Yang Ming University

Brief Summary:
The study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of allogenous transplantation of adipose-derived mesenchyma stem cells in patients with cerebellar ataxia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cerebellar Ataxia Biological: Allogeneic adult adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 7 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Cerebellar Ataxia With Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Study Start Date : May 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mesenchymal stem cells(MSC) treatment
All subjects will receive allogeneic adult adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells
Biological: Allogeneic adult adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells
Patients will receive intravenously one dose of 5-7x10^7 cells of allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety evaluation [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Safety evaluate through vital signs, the results of clinical lab tests and adverse events (AEs)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Alterations in SARA score [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. Positron emission tomography [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    18F-FDG used for the assessment of glucose metabolism in the brain

  3. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    NAA/Cr,Cho/Cr,NAA/Cho ratios to reflect neuronal/cerebral white mater integrity

  4. Assessment of language and swallowing functions [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    changes in levels of severity: normal/slight/mild/moderate/severe

  5. Evaluation of syncope [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Tilt table test

  6. Balance test [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed of spinocerebellar ataxia 3 (SCA3) or multiple system atrophy-cerebellar (MSA-C).
  • Subject's SARA score at 10~20 points.
  • Ages between 20~70 years.
  • Signed informed consent from the patient and/or guardian.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects enrolled in any other cell therapy studies within the past 30 days.
  • Pregnancy test positive.
  • Subjects deemed to be not suitable for the study by the investigator.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01649687

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Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Yang Ming University

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Responsible Party: Oscar Kuang-Sheng Lee, Director of Stem Cell Research Centre, National Yang Ming University Identifier: NCT01649687    
Other Study ID Numbers: SB-VGH-201001
First Posted: July 25, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 12, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebellar Ataxia
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Cerebellar Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases