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Fragile X Syndrome clinical trials at University of California Health

4 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

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  • Explore our Fragile X Clinical Trial Evaluating an Investigational Topical Gel!

    “Children and teens between 3 and 17 diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome may qualify for a clinical trial”

    open to eligible people ages 3-17

    This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-center study, to assess the efficacy and safety of Cannabidiol administered as ZYN002 for the treatment of children and adolescent patients with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). Eligible participants will participate in up to an 18 week treatment period, where all participants will receive placebo or active study drug. Patients ages 3 to < 18 years, will be eligible to participate.

    at UC Davis

  • AFQ056 for Language Learning in Children With FXS

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The overall goals are to change the paradigm for development of mechanism targeted pharmacotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders and provide a definitive test of the mGluR theory in humans by determining whether AFQ056, an mGluR5 negative modulator, can enhance neural plasticity in the form of language learning during an intensive language intervention in very young children with fragile X syndrome. This trial therefore will use an innovative but exploratory new trial design to develop a different way to examine efficacy of an agent with substantial support as a drug targeting CNS plasticity in preclinical models of a developmental disorder. If the design is successful, this trial can serve as a model for future trials of mechanistically-targeted treatments operating on neural plasticity in other neurodevelopmental disorders.

    at UC Davis

  • Open Label Extension to Assess the Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of ZYN002 in Children and Adolescents With FXS

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    ZYN002 is a pharmaceutically manufactured Cannabidiol that is developed as a clear gel that can be applied to the skin (called transdermal delivery). The gel will be applied to clean, dry, intact skin of the shoulders and/or upper arms. Participants from the ZYN2-CL-016 and ZYN2-CL-033 studies who meet the inclusion criteria and none of the exclusion criteria for study ZYN2-CL-017 are eligible. Parents/caregivers will apply the study gel twice daily for the 52-week treatment period.

    at UC Davis

  • Sensitivity of the NIH Toolbox to Stimulant Treatment in Intellectual Disabilities

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of extended-release liquid methylphenidate (XRMPH) to evaluate the sensitivity of the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery (NIHTB-CB) to changes in cognition in children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 with intellectual disability (D) and comorbid Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The sample will include 68 males or females (expected male: female ratio of 1.8:1 with ID and ADHD as determined by structured diagnostic interview and Conners 3 scores. Additional inclusion criteria will include Full Scale IQ above 50 and mental age greater than or equal to 4 years. In addition, participants must be able to complete NIHTB-CB testing and provide valid scores at baseline. After baseline testing, participants will then be randomized to drug or placebo in a 1:1 ratio (N=34 per group) at the end of the baseline visit. XRMPH in oral suspension supplied as Quillivant XR in 5 mg/ml (Tris Pharma, Monmouth Junction, NJ) will be the active treatment. The XRMPH or matching placebo will be started at a dose of 0.3 mg/kg/day and individually titrated over two weeks. Phone calls at the end of weeks 1, 2, and 3 will be used to collect adverse event and response data. If there is no evidence of side effects and ongoing symptoms of ADHD, the dose will be increased to 0.5 mg/kg/day at one week and 0.7 mg/kg/day at 2 weeks (maximum dose of 60 mg per day consistent with FDA labeled use in youth). The Clinical Global Impression (CGI) will be used as a guide to define optimal dose. If side effects occur the dose will be reduced to the dose level at which there were no side effects. Final optimal dose will be established by the end of week 3 and this will be maintained for 2 weeks until 5 weeks post randomization, at which time the follow-up parent and teacher Conners scales, NIHTB-CB, Go/No-Go, and PedsQL will be completed. Participants will have a washout period of 1 week, will then complete re-assessment at the second baseline, and then will cross over to the other treatment (Quillivant to placebo; placebo to Quillivant), also in a double-blind fashion. In the second treatment arm, patients will have the same titration, monitoring and treatment periods as in the first arm, again followed by repeated assessments at the conclusion of 5 weeks. The accrual of participants and number of visits is shown in the Timeline per 6-month period.

    at UC Davis

Our lead scientists for Fragile X Syndrome research studies include .

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