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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Epilepsy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02889627
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 5, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Faming Zhang, The Second Hospital of Nanjing Medical University

Brief Summary:
Increasing evidences showed the microbiota effects on neuropsychiatric disorders. This clinical trial aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fecal microbiota transplantation for epilepsy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Epilepsy Drug: Fecal Microbiota suspension Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Very few literatures reported the clinical use of microbiota or bacteria for brain diseases. The most effective strategy for reconstruction of gut microbiota should be fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of FMT for epilepsy. Patients were diagnosed as epilepsy by electroencephalogram (EEG) and MRI and clinical data when the study began and thent received repeated FMT with fecal from healthy donors.Patients were required to stop antiepileptic drugs after FMT and the follow up last for 3 months.The primary outcome measure was the frequency of the seizures. Secondary outcome measure were the 50% response rate.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Epilepsy
Study Start Date : June 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: FMT with microbiota suspension
Participants undergo repeated FMT with 200ml microbiota suspension.
Drug: Fecal Microbiota suspension
The prepared microbiota suspension was infused into mid-gut.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of the seizures [ Time Frame: 3months ]
    The frequency of seizures of patients during the follow-up(3 months) and compare that before FMT.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Examination of EEG [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Participants were examined by electroencephalogram (EEG) and compared with that before FMT.

  2. Examination of MRI [ Time Frame: 3months ]
    Participants were examined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and compared with that before FMT.

  3. Adverse events [ Time Frame: 3months ]
    Number of participants with treatment-related adverse events as assessed by CTCAE v4.0 after FMT.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • epilepsy diagnosed by typical electroencephalogram (EEG) and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • frequent relapses of epilepsy (> one seizure per 6 months) at a stabilize extent every year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • complicated with certain brain disease, including tumor,injury,cerebrovascular disease
  • complicated with other severe disease, including cancers, organ failure, heart diseases
  • Follow-up less than 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02889627


Contacts
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Contact: Faming Zhang, MD,PhD 086-25-58509883 fzhang@njmu.edu.cn

Locations
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China, Jiangsu
Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University Recruiting
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210011
Contact: Faming Zhang, MD, PhD    086-25-58509883    fzhang@njmu.edu.cn   
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Second Hospital of Nanjing Medical University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Faming Zhang, MD,PhD Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University

Publications:
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Responsible Party: Faming Zhang, Associate professor, Gastroenterology, The Second Hospital of Nanjing Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02889627     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Epilepsy-CN-160816
First Posted: September 5, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2019
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by Faming Zhang, The Second Hospital of Nanjing Medical University:
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Gut microbiota
Brain-gut axis
Epilepsy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Epilepsy
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases