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Epilepsy clinical trials at UC Health

21 in progress, 9 open to eligible people

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  • 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

  • Evaluating the Role of Inflammation in Neonatal Epileptogenesis

    open to all eligible people

    The purpose of this study evaluate the relationship between inflammation and epilepsy in neonates with seizures after birth.

    at UCSF

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

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    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

  • 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

  • Neonatal Seizure Registry - Developmental Functional EValuation

    open to eligible people ages 2-8

    The NSR-DEV study is a longitudinal cohort study of around 280 Neonatal Seizure Registry participants that aims to evaluate childhood outcomes after acute symptomatic neonatal seizures, as well as examine risk factors for developmental disabilities and whether these are modified by parent well-being.

    at UCSF

  • 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

  • Study of Adjunctive Ganaxolone Treatment in Female Children With Protocadherin 19 (PCDH19)-Related Epilepsy (Violet Study)

    open to eligible females ages 1-17

    A clinical study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of adjunctive ganaxolone therapy compared to placebo for the treatment of seizures in female children and young adults with genetically confirmed PCDH19 gene mutation.

    at UCLA

  • Use of a Tonometer to Identify Epileptogenic Lesions During Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

    open to all eligible people

    Refractory epilepsy, meaning epilepsy that no longer responds to medication, is a common neurosurgical indication in children. In such cases, surgery is the treatment of choice. Complete resection of affected brain tissue is associated with highest probability of seizure freedom. However, epileptogenic brain tissue is visually identical to normal brain tissue, complicating complete resection. Modern investigative methods are of limited use. An important subjective assessment during surgery is that affected brain tissue feels stiffer, however there is presently no way to determine this without committing to resecting the affected area. It is hypothesized that intra-operative use of a tonometer (Diaton) will identify abnormal brain tissue stiffness in affected brain relative to normal brain. This will help identify stiffer brain regions without having to resect them. The objective is to determine if intra-operative use of a tonometer to measure brain tissue stiffness will offer additional precision in identifying epileptogenic lesions. In participants with refractory epilepsy, various locations on the cerebral cortex will be identified using standard pre-operative investigations like magnetic resonance imagin (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). These are areas of presumed normal and abnormal brain where the tonometer will be used during surgery to measure brain tissue stiffness. Brain tissue stiffness measurements will then be compared with results of routine pre-operative and intra-operative tests. Such comparisons will help determine if and to what extent intra-operative brain tissue stiffness measurements correlate with other tests and help identify epileptogenic brain tissue. 24 participants have already undergone intra-operative brain tonometry. Results in these participants are encouraging: abnormally high brain tissue stiffness measurements have consistently been identified and significantly associated with abnormal brain tissue. If the tonometer adequately identifies epileptogenic brain tissue through brain tissue stiffness measurements, it is possible that resection of identified tissue could lead to better post-operative outcomes, lowering seizure recurrences and neurological deficits.

    at UCLA

  • 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

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

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

  • Optimization of VNS in Epileptic Patients to Induce Cardioprotection

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is a non-randomized, prospective study in patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy and previously implanted FDA approved Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) devices. The goal of this clinical investigation is to evaluate the effects of adjusting vagus nerve stimulation parameters to engage cardioprotective effects.

    at UCLA

  • 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 perampanel during the Maintenance Period of the Core Study following oral suspension administration given as an adjunctive therapy in pediatric participants from 1 month to less than 4 years of age with epilepsy.

    at UCLA

  • Preventing Epilepsy Using Vigabatrin In Infants With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

  • 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 UCLA UCSF

  • Study to Test the Safety and Efficacy of Padsevonil as Adjunctive Treatment of Focal-onset Seizures in Adult Subjects With Drug-resistant Epilepsy

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The purpose of the study is to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of Padsevonil administered at individualized doses as adjunctive treatment for subjects with drug-resistant epilepsy.

    at UCLA

  • 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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