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Tuberous Sclerosis clinical trials at University of California Health

9 in progress, 5 open to eligible people

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID) Determinants in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

    open to eligible people ages 18 months and up

    The purpose of this study is to characterize the developmental phenotype of ASD and ID and to identify biomarkers using advanced MRI methodology and electrophysiological biomarkers of synaptic function and connectivity predictive of ASD and ID presence and severity in patients with TSC. In addition, this study will be establishing infrastructure for the collection and storage of human bio-specimens, including genetic material, from TSC patients and their family members with ASD.

    at UCLA

  • Dose-Ranging Efficacy and Safety Study of Topical Rapamycin Cream for Facial Angiofibroma Associated With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

    open to eligible people ages 6-65

    The study aims to compare the safety and efficacy of two different strengths of Rapamycin cream, topical and placebo over 26 weeks in the treatment of facial angiofibroma (FA) associated with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC).

    at UCSD

  • JASPER Early Intervention for Tuberous Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 6 months to 40 months

    The investigators are running an intervention study for young children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). The study will include free play-based behavioral intervention administered remotely that may improve social and communication skills in children with TSC. Eligible families will have a child in the age range of 12-36 months, with a diagnosis of TSC. Children with TSC below 12 months may be eligible for an early markers study prior to enrollment in the intervention trial. The intervention will focus on teaching caregivers skills to improve the social and communication outcomes of their children. The content of the intervention will be individually tailored to the child's developmental level. The intervention involves 4 on-site assessment visits, and 12 weekly intervention sessions, administered in-person and remotely. The intervention focuses on improving social-communication and play skills.

    at UCLA

  • TSC Remote Assessment and Intervention

    open to eligible people ages 12 months to 36 months

    The investigators propose a study to adapt an evidence-based caregiver training program to improve access in order to better serve the TSC community. The proposed adapted caregiver training program is based on a targeted behavioral intervention called JASPER (Joint attention, symbolic play, engagement, and regulation) that has successfully improved outcomes in children with ASD. Importantly, JASPER specifically targets two key developmental domains known to be critical for young children with TSC, social communication and play. Recent work with JASPER in children with TSC shows promise, but still requires a commitment to regular in-person sessions. The investigators hope to test an adapted version of the caregiver training version of JASPER, where the entire training is provided remotely through weekly teleconferences and video feedback. The investigators goal is to determine if remote caregiver training can improve social engagement and communication between caregivers and their child with TSC. The investigators hope that by adapting the caregiver training version of JASPER to be delivered through telehealth methods, the investigators can help more families gain access to high quality training. There is a tremendous need for high quality early intervention, and remote caregiver training can give families the skills they need to make impactful and lasting improvements for their child with TSC. The investigators will recruit 66 children, 22 per year whom have been clinically diagnosed with TSC, are 12-36 months of age, English as primary language at home, and have one parent available for weekly remote video conferencing. Participants that meet criteria will be asked to complete assessments from their home (kits will be mailed to them), which will take several sessions (approximately 2.5 hours). During these assessment sessions via Zoom, participants will be shown how to do BOSA, SPACE and CCX assessments. A Vineland and Ages and Stages Questionnaire will also be done during these sessions, but it's just questionnaires. The SPACE and CCX are particulary important because the participants will have to record themselves throughout the study doing these assessments. A brief introduction to JASPER will also be given during this period of assessments. Randomization will occur after assessments are complete. Participants randomized to intervention will need to meet with the research staff for 12 weeks via Zoom to discuss their recorded sessions. Each participant in the intervention group is expected to submit (via UCLA Box) a 30-40 minute video doing JASPER with their child. These videos will be discussed during the Zoom calls. The group not randomized to intervention, will continue to care for their child as usual for those 12 weeks. They will not need to record or meet via Zoom with the research staff. At the end of the 12 weeks, all participants will record themselves doing the two assessments that were taught at UCLA. They will do and record these assessments again 12 weeks after that in the 3-month follow up. The total study is for 6 months.

    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

  • Adjunctive Ganaxolone Treatment (Part A) in TSC Followed by Long-term Treatment (Part B)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To assess preliminary safety and efficacy of ganaxolone as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of primary seizure types in patients with genetically- or clinically-confirmed TSC-related epilepsy through the end of the 12 week treatment period.

    at UCLA

  • Assessment of Potential for Chronic Liver Injury in Participants Treated With Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) Oral Solution

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This study will monitor for potential chronic liver injury and liver fibrosis, in participants treated with cannabidiol oral solution.

    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

  • Roll-over Study to Collect and Assess Long-term Safety of Everolimus in Patients With TSC and Refractory Seizures Who Have Completed the EXIST-3 Study [CRAD001M2304] and Who Are Benefitting From Continued Treatment

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety in patients with TSC and refractory seizures who are currently receiving everolimus treatment in the Novartis-sponsored EXIST-3 study and who are determined to be benefiting from continued treatment as judged by the investigator at the completion of EXIST-3

    at UCLA UCSF

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