Oct 2, 2009

Safety and Effectiveness of Immune Globulin Intravenous (IGIV 10%) for the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer´s Disease

The Gammaglobulin Alzheimer’s Partnership Study (GAP)has added six new sites to its clinical trial.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether IGIV, 10% treatment, administered at two different doses for 9 and 18 months, results in a significantly slower rate of decline of dementia symptoms in subjects with mild to moderate Alzheimer´s Disease (AD).

Subjects will be randomly assigned to receive intravenous infusions of either of two doses of IGIV, 10% or placebo every two weeks for 70 weeks (36 infusions) as an add-on to conventional Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved AD medications.
To read the inclusion/exclusion criteria and more about this Phase 3 clinical trial go here.

The study is being sponsored by National Institute on Aging (NIA), Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), and Baxter BioScience (Baxter Healthcare Corporation).

The six new sites are listed below.
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Alabama: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Contact: Denise Ledlow, RN

California: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Contact: Mauricio Becerra

Florida: Roskamp Institute Memory Clinic,Sarasota
Contact: Cheryl Rindfleisch, RN, MHA
941-256-8018 ext.356

Nevada: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas
Contact: Lal Ramani, MD

Rhode Island: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence
Contact: Teresa Erbozkurt, MA

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact: Christine Khosropour, BS
608-256-1901 ext.11514
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