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Alcohol supplementation in Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata in the Netherlands.


- candidate number2191
- NTR NumberNTR746
- ISRCTNISRCTN44820021
- Date ISRCTN created22-nov-2006
- date ISRCTN requested8-nov-2006
- Date Registered NTR4-aug-2006
- Secondary IDsN/A 
- Public TitleAlcohol supplementation in Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata in the Netherlands.
- Scientific TitleAlcohol supplementation in Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata in the Netherlands.
- ACRONYMN/A
- hypothesisPlasmalogens can be synthesized out of batyl alcohol (naturally occuring alkylglycerol) in patients with the peroxisomal disorder rhizomelic chondrodypslasia punctata (RCDP), bypassing the peroxisomal steps in the pathway.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedRhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata
- Inclusion criteria1. Parents or legal representatives must have given written informed consent
2. Patients must have a current diagnosis of RCDP established by biochemical analysis and / or mutation analysis.
3. Parents of patients must be willing to fulfil the evaluation program
- Exclusion criteriaParents / legal representatives are unwilling to fulfil the evaluation program. Patients will be excluded from treatment if the following occurs:
1. Intolerability of the drug.
2. Concomitant severe disease resulting in very short life expectancy.
3. Decision by the patient and/or his/her parents or legal representatives to withdraw from the treatment.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- group[default]
- Type-
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jan-2006
- planned closingdate1-jan-2008
- Target number of participants10
- Interventions1. batyl alcohol supplementation 5 - 50 mg/kg/day

2. blood sampling
3. X-ray skeleton
4. Dexa scan
5. MRI
6. EEG
7. VEP
8. BAEP
9. EMG
10. SSEP
11. questionnaire well being
- Primary outcomeplasmalogen content in erythrocytes increases significantly in both severe and milder patients with RCDP.
- Secondary outcomeSecondary endpoints include
1. increase in plasmalogens in sputum
2. improving quality of life scores (TAPQOL)
3. stabilization or improvement in nerve conduction. Stabilization in MRI/MRS will be our tertiary endpoint.
- Timepoints
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESMD. A.M. Bams-Mengerink
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESMD. A.M. Bams-Mengerink
- Sponsor/Initiator Academic Medical Center (AMC), Department of Pediatric
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
European Leukodystrophy Foundation (ELA)
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryRationale: Plasmalogen deficiency is the main biochemical defect in patients with Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata (RCDP); a peroxisomal disorder characterized by skeletal abnormalities and severe neurological (both mental and motor) impairments. RCDP patients can have either a mild or a severe phenotype depending on the rest-capacity to synthesize plasmalogens. Most patients with the severe phenotype of RCDP die in their first decade of life. Currently there is no therapy available. Batyl alcohol is a naturally occurring mono ether glycerol. In vitro studies in human fibroblast cell lines and in vivo studies in the mice model for RCDP and Zellweger syndrome patients showed that plasmalogen levels can be restored by batyl alcohol. Objective: The central aims of this study are to evaluate whether the plasmalogens in RCDP patients can be increased by batyl alcohol supplementation and to find clinical effects of oral batyl alcohol supplementation. Study design: Cohort study Study population: All patients with biochemically proven RCDP can enter this study. The aim is to include 10 patients in a study period of 2 years. Intervention: Patients will be taking 5 to 50 mg/kg batyl alcohol daily. The batyl alcohol will be administered orally. Main study parameters/endpoints: the primary endpoints in this study will be an increase in plasmalogen content of erythrocytes to at least 50% of normal C18:0 DMA/C18:0 fatty acid values in patients with the severe phenotype and to at least 90% of normal C18:0 DMA/C18:0 fatty acid values in patients with the milder phenotype of RCDP and an increase in growth and bone development. Secondary endpoints include 1) increased plasmalogen content in sputum 2) improving quality of life scores (TAPQOL) and 3) stabilization or improvement in nerve conduction. Stabilization in MRI/MRS will be our tertiary endpoint. Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness: Patients will take batyl alcohol capsules every day. No side-effects of alkylglycerols including batyl alcohol have been described in literature. An extended work-up / follow-up will be at baseline and after 12 months, including a physical examination, blood sampling, urine sampling, electroneurophysiological examinations, skeletal X-rays, joint function tests and MRI/MRS. The MRI/MRS, sputum collection and the blood sampling will be performed during narcosis. For these investigations the child will be admitted to the paediatric ward of the AMC. At 2, 4, 8, 12, 26, 39 weeks the patient will come to the outdoor clinic for a physical examination and blood and urine sampling. The investigators will try to minimize the burden for patients and their parents by minimizing the hospitalisation time and by performing the invasive studies during the narcosis. Medical X-ray burden is minor.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD4-aug-2006 - 4-dec-2006


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