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Tau Imaging in Professional Fighters

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02278354
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 30, 2014
Results First Posted : September 10, 2020
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
The Cleveland Clinic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
Subjects enrolled in the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study (PFBHS) will receive flortaucipir to explore its use as a biomarker for brain injury related to repetitive head trauma and to examine the relationship between clinical presentation and tau deposition.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alzheimer's Disease Drug: Flortaucipir F18 Procedure: Brain PET scan Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 35 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: 18F-AV-1451 PET Imaging in Professional Fighters
Actual Study Start Date : February 18, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 3, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : February 3, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Active Professional Fighters
Active professional fighters (with and without cognitive impairment) receiving a flortaucipir PET scan
Drug: Flortaucipir F18
IV injection, 370 megabecquerel (MBq) (10 mCi)
Other Names:
  • [F-18]T807
  • 18F-AV-1451
  • LY3191748
  • Tauvid

Procedure: Brain PET scan
positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the brain 75-105 minutes post injection

Experimental: Retired Professional Fighters
Retired professional fighters (with and without cognitive impairment) receiving a flortaucipir PET scan
Drug: Flortaucipir F18
IV injection, 370 megabecquerel (MBq) (10 mCi)
Other Names:
  • [F-18]T807
  • 18F-AV-1451
  • LY3191748
  • Tauvid

Procedure: Brain PET scan
positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the brain 75-105 minutes post injection




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Flortaucipir Imaging (Quantitative) Between Cognitive Groups [ Time Frame: baseline scan ]
    Standard Uptake Value Ratio (SUVr) by subject enrollment group (cognitive impaired/normal) across weighted cortical average, frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital brain regions. For SUVr, a value of 1 or lower signifies no flortaucipir activity above background, values greater than 1 signify increasing flortaucipir activity in the brain.

  2. Flortaucipir Imaging (Quantitative) Between Fighter Groups [ Time Frame: baseline scan ]
    Standard Uptake Value Ratio (SUVr) by subject enrollment group (active fighter/retired fighter) across weighted cortical average, frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital brain regions. For SUVr, a value of 1 or lower signifies no flortaucipir activity above background, values greater than 1 signify increasing flortaucipir activity in the brain.

  3. Flortaucipir Imaging (Qualitative) Between Cognitive Groups [ Time Frame: baseline scan ]
    Qualitative read results (no, mild, moderate, or intense uptake) compared between cognitively impaired (CI) and cognitively normal (CN) groups.

  4. Flortaucipir Imaging (Qualitative) Between Fighter Groups [ Time Frame: baseline scan ]
    Qualitative read results (no, mild, moderate, or intense uptake) compared between active and retired fighter groups



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

Inclusion Criteria:

All Subjects

  • Currently enrolled in the PFBHS protocol and have participated in a minimum of 10 professional fights
  • Can tolerate Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan procedures
  • Have the ability to provide informed consent

Subjects with cognitive impairment

  • Have subjective cognitive complaints or objective decline or impairment as determined by the investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have behavior dysfunction that is likely to interfere with imaging
  • Are claustrophobic or otherwise unable to tolerate the imaging procedure
  • Have current clinically significant cardiovascular disease or clinically significant abnormalities on screening electrocardiogram
  • A history of additional risk factors for Torsades de Pointes (TdP) or are taking drugs that are known to cause QT-prolongation
  • Have a current clinically significant infectious disease, endocrine or metabolic disease, pulmonary, renal or hepatic impairment, or cancer
  • Have had a non-study related radiopharmaceutical imaging or treatment procedure within 7 days prior to the study imaging session
  • Have current drug or alcohol dependence or alcohol dependence within the past 2 years

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02278354


Locations
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United States, Nevada
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89106
Sponsors and Collaborators
Avid Radiopharmaceuticals
The Cleveland Clinic
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Avid Radiopharmaceuticals:
Study Protocol  [PDF] July 13, 2015
Statistical Analysis Plan  [PDF] June 9, 2017

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Responsible Party: Avid Radiopharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02278354    
Other Study ID Numbers: 18F-AV-1451-A11
First Posted: October 30, 2014    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: September 10, 2020
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2020
Last Verified: August 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alzheimer Disease
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Tauopathies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders