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Epilepsy clinical trials at UC Health
17 in progress, 7 open to eligible people

  • A Phase 2, Prospective, Interventional, Open-Label, Multi-Site, Extension Study to Assess the Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of TAK-935 (OV935) as Adjunctive Therapy in Patients With Rare Epilepsy

    open to eligible people ages 2-65

    The main purpose of this study is to investigate the long-term safety and tolerability of TAK-935/OV935 as an adjunctive therapy in patients with rare epilepsies.

    at UCLA

  • Clinical Utility of Pediatric Whole Exome Sequencing

    open to eligible people ages up to 18 years

    The investigator aims to examine the clinical utility of WES, including assessment of a variety of clinical outcomes in undiagnosed pediatric cases.

    at UCSF

  • Inpatient, Dose-Ranging Study of Staccato Alprazolam in Epilepsy With Predictable Seizure Pattern

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, parallel group, dose-ranging study to investigate the efficacy and clinical usability of STAP-001 in adult (18 years of age and older) subjects with epilepsy with a predictable seizure pattern. These subjects have an established diagnosis of focal or generalized epilepsy with a documented history of predictable seizure episodes. This is an in-patient study. The subjects will be admitted to a Clinical Research Unit (CRU) or Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) for study participation. The duration of the stay in the in-patient unit will be 2-8 days. One seizure event per subject will be treated with study medication. The duration and timing of the seizure event and occurrence of subsequent seizures will be assessed by the Staff Caregiver(s)1 through clinical observation and confirmed with video electroencephalogram (EEG).

    at UCLA

  • Low-intensity Focused Ultrasound Pulsation (LIFUP) for Treatment of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    open to eligible people ages 18-60

    We intend to use focused ultrasound to stimulate or suppress brain activity in patients with epilepsy. We hypothesize that focused ultrasound is capable of brain stimulation or suppression visible with functional MRI, and will not cause tissue damage.

    at UCLA

  • Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care

    open to eligible people ages up to 21 years

    Understudied drugs will be administered to children per standard of care as prescribed by their treating caregiver and only biological sample collection during the time of drug administration will be involved. A total of approximately 7000 children aged <21 years who are receiving these drugs for standard of care will be enrolled and will be followed for up a maximum of 90 days. The goal of this study is to characterize the pharmacokinetics of understudied drugs for which specific dosing recommendations and safety data are lacking. The prescribing of drugs to children will not be part of this protocol. Taking advantage of procedures done as part of routine medical care (i.e. blood draws) this study will serve as a tool to better understand drug exposure in children receiving these drugs per standard of care. The data collected through this initiative will also provide valuable pharmacokinetic and dosing information of drugs in different pediatric age groups as well as special pediatric populations (i.e. obese).

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Preventing Epilepsy Using Vigabatrin In Infants With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

    open to eligible people ages up to 6 months

    Study design is a Phase IIb prospective multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial. The goal will be to enroll 80 infants with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex who are less than 6 months of age prior to the onset of their first seizure

    at UCLA

  • Stereotactic Laser Ablation for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    The study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Visualase MRI-guided laser ablation system for mesial temporal epilepsy (MTLE).

    at UCSF

  • A Multicenter, Open-Label Proof-of-Concept Trial of Ganaxolone in Children With PCDH19 Female Pediatric Epilepsy and Other Rare Genetic Epilepsies

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To evaluate the efficacy of open-label ganaxolone as adjunctive therapy for uncontrolled seizures in female children with PCDH19 mutation and other rare genetic epilepsies in an open-label proof-of-concept study.

    at UCSF

  • A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Perampanel Administered as an Adjunctive Therapy in Pediatric Participants With Childhood Epilepsy

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of perampanel as measured by the 50 percent (%) responder rate during the maintenance period of the core study for seizure frequency in participants with pediatric epileptic syndrome (Cohort 1) and partial-onset seizures (POS) (Cohort 2).

    at UCLA

  • A Trial of Two Fixed Doses of ZX008 (Fenfluramine HCl) in Children and Young Adults With Dravet Syndrome

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, study to assess the efficacy, safety, and PK of ZX008 when used as adjunctive therapy for uncontrolled seizures in pediatric and young adult subjects with Dravet syndrome. After an initial Screening and Baseline charting of seizure frequency, subjects who qualify for the study will be randomized (1:1:1) to receive either ZX008 (0.2 mg/kg/day, 0.8 mg/kg/day; maximum dose: 30 mg/day) or placebo. Randomization will be stratified by age group (< 6 years, ≥6 to 18 years). All subjects will be titrated to their randomized dose over a 14-day Titration Period. Following titration, subjects will continue treatment at their randomly assigned dose over a 12-week Maintenance Period. Subjects exiting the study will undergo a 2-week taper, unless they enroll in a follow-on study. Subjects will be followed for post-study safety monitoring. Parents/caregivers will use a diary daily to record the number/type of seizures, dosing, and use of rescue medication.

    at UCSF

  • High Frequency Oscillation in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    High Frequency Oscillation (HFO) on ElectroCorticoGraphy (ECoG) has been identified as a new biomarker for epileptogenic tissue. The purpose of this study is to see if epilepsy surgery guided by the combination of HFO on ECoG and standard clinical practice can result in a greater likelihood of seizure freedom, versus standard clinical practice alone, without HFOs.

    at UCLA

  • Human Epilepsy Project 2: Resistant Focal Seizures Study

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The HEP2 study is designed to better understand the challenges of living with focal seizures that do not respond to medication, by following 205 people with medication-resistant focal epilepsy over two years to measure changes in health status, healthcare costs, quality of life, and biomarkers of epilepsy severity and treatment response.

    at UCSF

  • Imaging of Neuro-Inflammation and the Risk for Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This study plans to evaluate the time course of inflammation in the brain after a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury using positron emission tomography (PET) brain imaging. Patients will undergo PET scans of the brain at two weeks and two months after injury to measure neuro-inflammation. The results of the PET scans will be analyzed and correlated with the risk of post-traumatic epilepsy.

    at UC Davis

  • Pharmacokinetic Study With an Oral Suspension of Perampanel as Adjunctive Therapy in Pediatric Subjects With Epilepsy

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of an oral suspension of perampanel given as an adjunctive therapy and to generate preliminary safety and efficacy data in pediatric participants, ranging from 1 month to less than 24 months of age, with epilepsy.

    at UCLA

  • Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Cenobamate Adjunctive Therapy in PGTC Seizures

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This trial is intended to study the safety and effectiveness of an new anti-epileptic drug (AED) on Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic (PGTC) Seizures. Eligible Subjects will continue to take their usual AEDs and receive either cenobamate or placebo. Subjects will have a 50% chance or receiving cenobamate or placebo (sugar pill). Subjects will initially receive 12.5 mg of cenobamate or placebo (study drug) and increase the dose every two weeks until they reach a target dose of 200 mg. Subjects will take study drug at approximately the same time in the morning (once a day) with or without food. If tolerability issues arise, dosing can be changed to evening. Also, once a subject reaches 200 mg of study drug, the dose can be decreased one time to 150 mg, if necessary. The treatment period is 22 weeks and there is a 3 week follow up period, which includes a one week decrease in study drug to 100 mg prior to stopping. Subjects who complete may be eligible for an extension study and will not have to complete the follow up period. Subjects will track their seizure types and frequency in a diary throughout the study.

    at UCSD

  • RNS® System Epilepsy PAS

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The purpose of the study is to follow patients with partial onset seizures prospectively over 5 years in the real-world environment to gather data on the long-term safety and effectiveness of the RNS System at qualified CECs by qualified neurologists, epileptologists, and neurosurgeons trained on the RNS System.

    at UC Irvine UCSF

  • The Human Epilepsy Project

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    HEP is a five-year, prospective, observational study whose primary goal is to identify clinical characteristics and biomarkers predictive of disease outcome, progression, and treatment response in participants with newly treated focal epilepsy.

    at UCSF

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