Jul 17, 2010

Bapineuzumab in Patients With Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease (ApoE4 Non-Carrier)

By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room

JANSSEN Alzheimer Immunotherapy is the sponsor of this clinical trial.

This is a multicenter, double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized, outpatient multiple dose study in male and female patients ages 50 to less than 89 years with mild to moderate AD.

Approximately 230 study sites in the US and Canada and up to 35 sites outside of North America will be involved. Patients will be randomized to receive either bapineuzumab or placebo. Each patient's participation will last approximately 1.5 years.

Inclusion Criteria:
  • Diagnosis of probable AD
  • Age from 50 to less than 89
  • Mini-Mental Status Exam score of 16-26 inclusive
  • Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan consistent with the diagnosis of AD
  • Stable doses of medications (cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine allowed)
  • Caregiver able to attend all clinic visits with patient

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Significant neurological disease other than AD
  • Major psychiatric disorder
  • Significant systemic illness
  • History of stroke or seizure, autoimmune disease, myocardial infarction within the last 2 years
  • Smoking greater than 20 cigarettes per day
  • Anticonvulsants, anti-Parkinson's, anticoagulant, or narcotic medications
  • Prior treatment experimental immunotherapeutics or vaccines for AD
  • Women of childbearing potential
  • Presence of pacemakers, CSF shunts, or foreign metal objects in the eyes, skin or body

There are 239 clinical trial sites now open.

Go here

for the list of locations.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00574132

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