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DEmEntia with Lewy bOdies Project (DEvELOP)


- candidate number24391
- NTR NumberNTR5869
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR24-mei-2016
- Secondary IDsNL55470.029.15 
- Public TitleDEmEntia with Lewy bOdies Project (DEvELOP)
- Scientific TitleDementia with Lewy bodies project: a longitudinal cohort study in DLB
- ACRONYMDEvELOP
- hypothesisDLB patients with concomitant Alzheimer-type pathology (identified by CSF analysis) will have a more severe disease course (with a faster cognitive decline, more prominent structural and functional changes in the brain)
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedLewy-body dementia
- Inclusion criteriaIn order to be eligible to participate in this study, a subject must meet all of the following criteria:
Signed informed consent
Fulfilling criteria for possible or probable DLB (consensus criteria, (McKeith, 2005) or fulfilling criteria for MCI with at least one core or suggestive DLB feature
Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) = 0.5 or 1, and/or MMSE > 18)
- Exclusion criteriaA potential subject who meets any of the following criteria will be excluded from participation in this study:
Severe physical or life-threating conditions
Long-term previous use of antipsychotic drugs
Nursing home residency
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- group[default]
- Type[default]
- Studytype[default]
- planned startdate 8-mrt-2016
- planned closingdate8-mrt-2020
- Target number of participants100
- Interventions-
- Primary outcome Clinical parameters (cross-sectional and longitudinal)
Cognitive functioning on neuropsychological testing
DLB features
Daily functioning

AD pathology as assessed by AD proteins (A42, t-tau and p-tau) in CSF.
Brain atrophy on MRI
EEG abnormalities
- Secondary outcome Response to symptomatic therapy (cholinesterase inhibitors)
Biomarker parameters (cross-sectional and longitudinal)
- Timepointsbaseline, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years
- Trial web site
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESdr A.W. Lemstra
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESdr A.W. Lemstra
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, Alzheimer Nederland, Stichting Dioraphte
- Publications
- Brief summaryRationale: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is pathologically characterized by widespread distribution of Lewy bodies. Concomitant AD pathology is frequently found. In vivo, the presence of mixed pathology in DLB can be identified by the use of biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Little (longitudinal) research has been performed to study the influence of AD pathology on pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, biomarkers and treatment response in DLB.
Objective: The general objective of DEvELOP is to establish a prospective cohort of patients with DLB, to study the longitudinal course of clinical symptoms and biomarkers with a specific focus on concomitant AD pathology.
Study design: DEvELOP is a prospective cohort study. The duration of follow-up will be four years. The value of this cohort lies in the extensive phenotyping of the participants and the long duration of follow-up.
Study population: We aim to include 100 patients with a diagnosis of probable DLB, possible DLB or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) with at least one suggestive DLB feature (McKeith criteria) from the memory clinic of the VUmc Alzheimer center. Patients will be divided in groups with (DLB-AD+) and without (DLB-AD-) co-existing AD pathology based AD-biomarkers in CSF.
Main study parameters/endpoints: Change in clinical parameters over time: neuropsychological test results; (caregiver) questionnaires concerning neuropsychiatric, extrapyramidal and sleep symptoms, quality of life and daily functioning; physical examination. Change of biomarkers: proteins in blood and CSF; progression patterns and rates of cerebral atrophy and vascular lesions on Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); visual rating and quantitative analysis of Electroencephalography (EEG).
Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness: The risks associated with participation are negligible. The burden mainly consists of time investment. Before inclusion, all patients have been screened at the VUmc Alzheimer center. When patients participate in DEveLOP, they will undergo additional neuropsychological tests and a series of questionnaires. Annual follow-up is mostly part of our regular clinical follow-up. At T=0.5 EEG will be repeated and at T=2 MRI and CSF collection will be repeated.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD24-mei-2016 - 2-jul-2016


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