EPIDOGS Digital Seizure Diary for Owners of Alerting Dogs
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03896386|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 1, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Epilepsy||Other: Use of seizure diary||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Investigation of Behaviour by Dogs Prior to Human Epileptic Seizures and Potential Underlying Mechanisms: EPIDOGS Digital Seizure Diary|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||May 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2020|
Use of seizure diary
People diagnosed with epilepsy that lives with a dog that is able to anticipate the onset of a seizure. They will be ask to use a diary (bespoke smartphone app) to register the occurrence of seizures and the alerting behaviour of the dogs.
Other: Use of seizure diary
The participants will press the "alert" button when they witness and alerting behaviour on their dogs or the "Seizure" button when they had experienced a seizure. We will receive this information live through the app back-end
- Sensitivity and specificity across all dogs. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Percentage of dog alerts followed by a seizure, percentage of seizures preceded by a dog alert
- Differences between trained and untrained dogs [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Information on potential differences in in the type of alerting behaviour displayed, sensitivity and specificity between trained and not trained dogs (if enough data are available).
- Correlation between alerting behaviour and pre-ictal symptoms [ Time Frame: 3 months ]A possible correlation between alerting behaviour and the presence of auras and/or prodromi may also be explored.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03896386
|Contact: Ana M Martos Martinez-Caja, MScfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Veerle De Herdt, MD, PhD||+32 (0) 93324529||Veerle.DeHerdt@ugent.be|
|Department of Neurology - Ghent University Hospital||Not yet recruiting|
|Ghent, Flandes, Belgium, 9000|
|Contact: Veerle De Herdt, MD, PhD +32-9-3324529 Veerle.DeHerdt@ugent.be|
|Study Director:||Christel Moons, PhD||Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent|