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Impulse control disorders (ICDs) (such as pathological gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive shopping …) are an increasingly recognized psychiatric complications in Parkinson's disease (PD). Therapeutic management of these disorders is important since they have an impact on patient quality of life. Dopamine agonists play a key role in the emergence of ICD.
Animal models and imaging underline the implication of opioid system in the genesis of ICD.
An opioid antagonist, the naltrexone, has been studied to treat ICDs in PD. Papay and al 2014 have found that patients treated by naltrexone showed an interesting decrease of their ICDs measured by the QUIP RScale. Nevertheless, naltrexone has shown adverse effects such as increasing hepatic liver enzymes. Nalmefene has no known hepatic adverse effects. Nalmefene is an opioid antagonist that has an antagonist action on μ and δ receptors, but also an agonist action on κ receptor. Grant and al 2006 has shown significant reduction of the severity of pathological gambling in patients treated with nalmefene.
The primary purpose is to evaluate the efficacy and the safety of nalmefene in the treatment of ICDs in PD.
In this open study, 30 patients with ICDs, will be treated with 18 mg per day of nalmefene during 3 months.
Patients will be evaluated 2 times: at inclusion visit (J0) and 3 months after (at the end of the study, +3months).
At each time, patients will have :
- a clinical and neurological evaluation
- neuropsychological tests for cognitive, depression and TCI evaluations.
- blood sample to test hepatic and renal functions
- tolerance evaluation with a list of adverse events/effects
Patients will be contacted 3 times by phone: 2 weeks after inclusion, 1 month after inclusion and 2 months after inclusion, to note the presence of adverse events.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Impulse Control Disorders
Not yet recruiting
University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-18T02:08:21-0400
The goal of this project is to study the effect of noninvasive brain stimulation on decision-making and on brain activity in impulse control disorders.
The purpose is to explore the frequency of impulse control disorders in Parkinson's patients treated with different Parkinson's medications.
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Disorders whose essential features are the failure to resist an impulse, drive, or temptation to perform an act that is harmful to the individual or to others. Individuals experience an increased sense of tension prior to the act and pleasure, gratification or release of tension at the time of committing the act.
Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.
Extra impulse-conducting tissue in the heart that creates abnormal impulse-conducting connections between HEART ATRIA and HEART VENTRICLES.
Impaired impulse conduction from HEART ATRIA to HEART VENTRICLES. AV block can mean delayed or completely blocked impulse conduction.
Rapid, irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter-atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. Unlike ATRIAL FIBRILLATION which is caused by abnormal impulse generation, typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. As in atrial fibrillation, patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES).
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