Acupuncture Treatment for Improving Alzheimer's Dementia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04064021|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cognitive Deficits Alzheimer Disease||Procedure: Acupunture||Not Applicable|
Patient's with diagnosis of probable mild to moderate AD will be enrolled in this study. Patient will undergo neurological examination including MOCA. Examiner will also fill out Form A at the time of initial evaluation.
Patient will then undergo series of acupuncture treatments 2 per week for 6 weeks(12 acupuncture treatment). At end of this intervention patients will be reassessed using same testing(MOCA and form A) Data collected will be assessed via statistical analysis to see if there is any statistically significant improvement.
Acupuncture points used in this trial will stay the same for all subjects and throughout the course. The points will be Si Shen Chong, ST36, 37, LV 2,3,6, GB 34, 39, Xia San Huang, LI 11, LI 4.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Clinical Trial to Measure Efficacy of Acupuncture Treatment for Alzheimer's Dementia as Measured by MOCA(Montreal Cognitive Assessment)|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||June 30, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 31, 2021|
Acupuncture 12 sessions over 6 week to be given to pateints
Patient will receive 12 acupuncture treatments over 6 weeks (2x per week)
- Improvement on Montreal Cognitive Assessment test of 5 points or more than baseline( total score is out of 30 points) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Subject will complete 3 MOCA assessment prior to study over 1 week time. Best score of three is used.
After study is complete subject will also undergo 3 MOCA assessment over 1 week immediately after study. Again best score is used.
- Improvement of Montreal Cognitive Assessment test by category than raw total score [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]performance on various subcategory will also be reviewed to see if one category improves over other category. (Example: Visual-spacial parameters improves over language)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04064021
|Contact: SANJAY CHAUHAN, M.D.||email@example.com|
|Contact: Julia Su||559-244-0955|
|Principal Investigator:||SANJAY CHAUHAN, M.D.||N & S Neurology Center, A Medical Group, Inc|