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Alzheimer's Disease clinical trials at UC Irvine
8 in progress, 3 open to new patients

  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 3 (ADNI3) Protocol

    open to eligible people ages 55-90

    Since its launch in 2004, the overarching aim of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has been realized in informing the design of therapeutic trials in AD. ADNI3 continues the previously funded ADNI-1, ADNI-GO, and ADNI-2 studies that have been combined public/private collaborations between academia and industry to determine the relationships between the clinical, cognitive, imaging, genetic and biochemical biomarker characteristics of the entire spectrum of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The overall goal of the study is to continue to discover, optimize, standardize, and validate clinical trial measures and biomarkers used in AD research.

    Irvine, California and other locations

  • MRI and PET Biomarkers for Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

    open to eligible people ages 60-85

    The purpose of this research study is to understand the factors that underlie changes in thinking and memory with increasing age. The investigators will test the usefulness of MRI, PET, and cognitive testing in detecting subtle changes in the brain that precede cognitive decline. An addendum to this study includes additional PET scans to examine the relationship between tau protein in the brain and cognitive decline. Tau is a protein that is known to form tangles in the areas of the brain important for memory, and these tau tangles are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. This sub-study research aims to look at the tau accumulation in the brain using an investigational drug called MK-6240, which is a radio tracer that gets injected prior to a positron emission tomography (PET) scan.

    Irvine, California

  • Nicotinamide as an Early Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

    open to eligible people ages 50 years and up

    The purpose of this research study is to test whether nicotinamide, also known as vitamin B3 or niacinamide, taken in high doses, can reduce phosphorylation of tau (the protein that accumulates in neurofibrillary tangles) in people with Mild Cognitive Impairment or mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia.

    Irvine, California and other locations

  • Long Term, Extension Study of the Safety and Efficacy of AVP-786 for the Treatment of Agitation in Patients With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is an extension study of the Phase 3 Studies 15-AVP-786-301 and 15-AVP-786-302, which also allows participants from the Phase 2 Study 12-AVR-131 to be included.

    Irvine, California and other locations

  • A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common combat related problems and may be associated with a greater risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The purpose of this study is to examine the possible connections between TBI and PTSD, and the signs and symptoms of AD on Veterans as they age. The information collected will help to learn more about how these injuries may affect Veterans of the Vietnam War as they grow older, as well as Veterans of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who also have these types of combat related injuries.

    Irvine, California and other locations

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of RO7105705 in Patients With Prodromal to Mild Alzheimer's Disease

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a phase II, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of RO7105705 in participants with prodromal to mild Alzheimer's disease. An optional 96-week open-label extension period will be available to participants who complete the double-blind treatment period and who, in the judgment of the investigator, would potentially benefit from open-label RO7105705 treatment.

    Irvine, California and other locations

  • Allogeneic Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Alzheimer's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    STUDY OBJECTIVES Primary: To assess the safety and tolerability of ischemia-tolerant allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) manufactured by Stemedica versus placebo administered intravenously to subjects with mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. Secondary: To assess the preliminary efficacy of hMSCs versus placebo in subjects with Alzheimer's-related dementia, as evidenced by neurologic, functional, and psychiatric endpoints.

    Irvine, California

  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 2

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to build upon the information obtained in the original Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI1) and ADNI-GO (Grand Opportunity; a study funded through an NIH grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), to examine how brain imaging technology can be used with other tests to measure the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early Alzheimer's disease (AD). ADNI2 seeks to inform the neuroscience of AD. This information will aid in the early detection of AD, and in measuring the effectiveness of treatments in future clinical trials.

    Irvine, California and other locations

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