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Subthalamic Steering for Therapy Optimization in Parkinson's Disease (SANTOP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03548506
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 7, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Abbott
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Dr. Alireza Gharabaghi, University Hospital Tuebingen

Brief Summary:
Twenty patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) will be included into this single center randomized controlled double-blind clinical trial (RCT) in a cross-over design. The treatment consists of two different stimulation settings using (i) conventional omnidirectional stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus [STN_O] as active comparator and (ii) directional steering of STN stimulation via a segmented electrode contact [STN_D].

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parkinson Disease Device: Omnidirectional Deep Brain Stimulation of STN Device: Directional Deep Brain Stimulation of STN Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Twenty PD patients will be enrolled in this cross-over double-blind RCT to evaluate both the safety and efficacy of directional STN stimulation [STN_D] compared with standard omnidirectional STN stimulation [STN_O]. The primary outcome measure is objectively quantified muscle rigidity of the upper extremity, i.e., surface EMG recordings of the biceps and triceps muscle during standardized extension/flexion of the elbow joint (Levin et al., 2009) assessed 6 months after implantation in cross-over design. The trial is designed to detect with an 80% power a change of 0.27 mA of the therapeutic stimulation threshold with two-tailed P < 0.05 (Wilcoxon rank sum test). Secondary outcome measures address clinical motor, non-motor, neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms, freezing of gait, and quality of life. Visits are scheduled at weeks 1 (V1), 6 (V2), 24 (V3), 27 (V4), and 30 (V5) from baseline (V0).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Subthalamic Steering for Therapy Optimization in Parkinson's Disease
Actual Study Start Date : April 19, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: STN_O
Omnidirectional Deep Brain Stimulation of STN
Device: Omnidirectional Deep Brain Stimulation of STN
Deep Brain Stimulation

Experimental: STN_D
Directional Deep Brain Stimulation of STN
Device: Directional Deep Brain Stimulation of STN
Deep Brain Stimulation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle Rigidity [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Surface-Electromyography (EMG) of M. biceps brachii and M. triceps brachii


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical motor and non-motor symptoms (1) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    MDS-UPDRS I

  2. Clinical motor and non-motor symptoms (2) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    MDS-UPDRS II

  3. Clinical motor and non-motor symptoms (3) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    MDS-UPDRS III

  4. Clinical motor and non-motor symptoms (4) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    MDS-UPDRS IV

  5. Clinical motor and non-motor symptoms (5) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Bradykinesia evaluation

  6. Clinical motor and non-motor symptoms (6) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Tremor evaluation

  7. Clinical motor and non-motor symptoms (7) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]

    Deep brain stimulation impairment scale (DBS-IS):

    • the scale consists of 22 questions and 6 subscales;
    • subscales: 1. postural instability and gait difficulties (range 0-20), 2. cognitive impaiment (range 0-20), 3. speaking problems (range 0-12), 4. apathy (range 0-12), 5. impulsivity (range 0-12), and 6. difficulties related to DBS device (range 0-12);
    • Ʃ 1-6 DBS-IS total range: 0-88;
    • Ʃ 1-5 DBS-IS total range: 0-76;
    • higher values represent worsening of symptoms

  8. Clinical motor and non-motor symptoms (8) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Clinical global impression self

  9. Neurocognitive and non-motor symptoms (1) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Modulation range

  10. Neurocognitive and non-motor symptoms (2) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Spatial with a visual Odd-Ball test

  11. Neurocognitive and non-motor symptoms (3) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Verbal Working Memory with an auditory Odd-Ball test

  12. Neurocognitive and non-motor symptoms (4) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Power of Attention (Cognitive Drug Research Battery)

  13. Neurocognitive and non-motor symptoms (5) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Digit Vigilance Accuracy (Cognitive Drug Research Battery)

  14. Neurocognitive and non-motor symptoms (6) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Executive functions with One Touch Tower of London (Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery, CANTAB)

  15. Neurocognitive and non-motor symptoms (7) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

  16. Neuropsychiatric symptoms (1) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)

  17. Neuropsychiatric symptoms (2) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Apathy Scale/Lille Apathy rating scale/Neuropsychiatric inventory

  18. Freezing of gait (1) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Capsit-PD

  19. Freezing of gait (2) [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Freezing of Gait Assessment Course

  20. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 months post-operatively ]
    Parkinson's Disease Questionaire (PDQ-39)


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Electroencephalography [ Time Frame: up to 6 months post-operatively ]
    Electroencephalography (EEG)

  2. Electromyography [ Time Frame: up to 6 months post-operatively ]
    Electromyography (EMG)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent
  • Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (according to the "British Brain Bank criteria" (Hughes, 1992) including genetic forms

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitive impairment (Mini Mental State Exam < 20)
  • Suicidality, Psychosis
  • Other severe pathological chronic condition that might confound treatment effects or interpretation of the data
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03548506


Contacts
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Contact: Alireza Gharabaghi, MD +49707129 ext 85197 alireza.gharabaghi@uni-tuebingen.de
Contact: Daniel Weiss, MD +49707129 ext 82340 daniel.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de

Locations
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Germany
University Hospital Tuebingen, Dep. of Neurosurgery (Functional Neurosurgery) and Neurology (Neurodegenerative Diseases) Recruiting
Tuebingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 72076
Contact: Alireza Gharabaghi, MD    +49707129 ext 85197    alireza.gharabaghi@uni-tuebingen.de   
Contact: Daniel Weiss, MD    +49707129 ext 82340    daniel.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de   
Principal Investigator: Alireza Gharabaghi, MD         
Principal Investigator: Daniel Weiss, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen
Abbott
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Alireza Gharabaghi, MD Division of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Tuebingen, Germany
Principal Investigator: Daniel Weiss, MD Department for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Centre for Neurology, Tuebingen, Germany, and Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research

Publications:
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Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Alireza Gharabaghi, Professor, University Hospital Tuebingen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03548506     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SANTOP
First Posted: June 7, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Device Product Not Approved or Cleared by U.S. FDA: No
Pediatric Postmarket Surveillance of a Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes

Keywords provided by Prof. Dr. Alireza Gharabaghi, University Hospital Tuebingen:
STN
DBS
steering
segmented electrode leads

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases