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Effects of a Nutraceutical Preparation on Cognitive Impairment in Hypertensive Patients

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: NCT02572219
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 8, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Giuseppe Lembo, Neuromed IRCCS

Brief Summary:
Aim of this randomized, double-blind clinical study is to evaluate the efficacy of a nutraceutical preparation on early markers of cognitive impairment, in patients affected by arterial hypertension.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Dietary Supplement: Nutraceutical compound Dietary Supplement: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of a Nutraceutical Preparation on Cognitive Impairment in Hypertensive Patients
Actual Study Start Date : November 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Nutraceutical
Treated with nutraceutical compound
Dietary Supplement: Nutraceutical compound
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Treated with placebo
Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cognitive function assessed by neuropsychological tests [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Patients will be subjected to Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Verbal fluency test, Word coupling test, Stroop test, and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living - IADL test. Assessments of cognitive functions will be performed by using unique score measurements defined in Units on a Scale.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent;
  • Males or females between 40 and 65 years of age;
  • Hypertensive patients classified according to their SBP (Systolic Blood Pressure) and DBP (Diastolic Blood Pressure) values. Included patients will be those with stage 1 hypertension (SBP 140-159 mmHg; DBP 90-99 mmHg) and with stage 2 hypertension (SBP 160-179 mmHg; DBP 100-109 mmHg).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous acute myocardial infarction (AMI);
  • Previous stroke and/or transient ischemic attack (TIA);
  • Diabetes mellitus;
  • History of atrial fibrillation or other severe arrhythmias;
  • Severe cardiovascular diseases;
  • Renal pathologies (creatinine > 1.4 mg/dL);
  • Preexisting psychiatric pathologies;
  • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lateral amyotrophic sclerosis, Parkinson, Alzheimer, neuromuscular pathologies, epilepsy;
  • Diagnosis of dementia;
  • Depression;
  • Long-term regular use of anxiolytics drugs, antidepressant drugs, antipsychotic drugs, hypnoinducing drugs, cognitive stimulators.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02572219

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IRCCS Neuromed
Pozzilli, (is), Italy, 86077
Sponsors and Collaborators
Neuromed IRCCS
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Responsible Party: Giuseppe Lembo, prof. Giuseppe Lembo, Neuromed IRCCS Identifier: NCT02572219    
Other Study ID Numbers: LMB04
First Posted: October 8, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cognitive Dysfunction
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders