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Deep brain Stimulation for Addiction.


- candidate number12309
- NTR NumberNTR3420
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR27-apr-2012
- Secondary IDs2009_322 METC AMC
- Public TitleDeep brain Stimulation for Addiction.
- Scientific TitleDeep Brain Stimulation in Chronic Treatment refractory Drug Dependence: A Pilot Study.
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisDeep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens decreases drug use and craving in treatment refractory heroin and/or cocaine dependence.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedHeroine dependence, Cocaine dependence, Drug addiction
- Inclusion criteria1. Minimal duration of 5 years of the DSM-IV diagnosis heroin and/or cocaine dependence;
2. Treatment refractory on other evidence based interventions;
3. Severity of the current dependence diagnosis is indicated by:
A. Heroin and or cocaine use at least 15 days in the last month; AND;
B. Poor physical health (MAP-HSS > 8); AND/OR;
C. Poor mental health (SCL-90 > 41 (male) or > 60 (female); AND/OR;
D. Poor social function with at least six days of illegal activities in the previous month and/or at least six days in the previous month without personal contact with a non-drug-using person.
- Exclusion criteria1. Current suicidality;
2. Current psychosis and no history of psychosis;
3. (History of) severe neurological disorders, e.g. Parkinson's disease, CVA, dementia;
4. Contraindication to perform the operation;
5. Contraindication to participate in fMRI and/or SPECT assessments.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- groupCrossover
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jun-2010
- planned closingdate1-dec-2013
- Target number of participants8
- InterventionsTreatment by means of deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens area. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical intervention in which implanted electrodes deliver electrical pulses to stereotactically targeted areas of the brain. The treatment will be given as long as necessary, which might mean their whole lives. For the research phase there will be a double blinded cross over phase once the DBS has been optimized (between 3-12 months after surgery). In this phase first the DBS will be stay ON or put OFF for 2-6 weeks after which the assessments will take place and secondly the setting of the DBS is reversed (ON/OFF) for 2-6 weeks and again followed by assessments. The order of ON/OFF or OFF/ON will be randomized. Patients will serve as their own controls: assessments of ON condition will be compared to assessments with OFF condition. Both researcher and patients are blind for DBS setting during trail.
- Primary outcome1. Drug use: gr/day by interview and urine testing;
2. Drug craving: DDQ, OCDUS;
3. Neuropsychological functioning: CANTAB;
4. Changes brain activation: fMRI.
- Secondary outcome1. Changes in eating and sexual activity: interview;
2. Depression: Hamilton depression scale;
3. OCD symptoms: Y-BOCS;
4. Smoking: FTND.
- Timepoints1. Baseline (0);
2. After optimalization (1);
3. Phase 1 cross-over trail (2);
4. Phase 2 cross-over trail (3);
5. Maintanence phase (4).
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Judy Luigjes
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESProf. dr. D. Denys
- Sponsor/Initiator Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
- Publications1. Luigjes J, van den Brink W, Feenstra M, van den Munckhof P, Schuurman PR, Schippers R, e.a. Deep brain stimulation in addiction: a review of potential brain targets. Mol. Psychiatry 2011 doi: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21931318;
2. Valencia-Alfaonso CE, Luigjes J, Smolders R, Cohen MX, Levar N, Mazaheri A, van den Munckhof P, Schuurman PR, van den Brink W, Denys D. Effective deep brain sitmulation in heroin addiction: a case report with complementary intracranial electroencephalogram. Biol Psychiatry 2012 71 e35-37
- Brief summaryAddiction is a highly prevalent and chronic relapsing disease with severe negative consequences for patients, their environment and society. Not all patients respond to the currently available interventions and therefore additional treatments are needed to help those refractory patients.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has shown to be effective in different neurological and psychiatric diseases. Both animal research and observational human studies provide compelling evidence for the potential efficacy of DBS in patients with a substance disorder. DBS of the nucleus accumbens (NAc) is compatible with our neurobiological understanding of addiction based on extensive experimental animal and human research. This research project aims to establish the feasibility, safety, and potential efficacy of NAc DBS in 8 patients with a chronic, treatment refractory heroin and/or cocaine addiction. Additionally the functional effects of DBS will be explored in several ways; by imaging methods such as fMRI and by neuropsychological testing. Changes found in these three areas will be associated with clinical outcome parameters.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD27-apr-2012 - 19-mei-2012


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