Serial Electrophysiologic Monitoring During Administration of Nerve-Toxic Chemotherapeutic Drugs
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||chemotherapy, nerve degeneration, nerve conduction|
|Start date||July 2008|
|End date||July 2010|
|Trial size||120 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01208545, 99000287|
The study hypothesis is that changes in serially obtained nerve conduction study data obtained every 3-4 weeks in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy can be used to predict the development of a clinically significant / disabling drug induced neuropathy six and twelve months following the start of treatment. Patients with breast cancer, colon cancer, gastroesophageal cancer, and non-Hodgkins lymphoma will be enrolled. Six lower extremity nerves--three in each leg--will be electrically stimulated and their responses recorded at three to four week intervals coinciding with patient's scheduled chemotherapy.
Time in weeks to fifty percent decrease in sural nerve action potential amplitude
time frame: one year
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.
- Clinical diagnosis of untreated breast cancer, treated (advance stage) or untreated colon cancer, untreated non-Hodgkins lymphoma, or advanced gastroesophageal cancer scheduled to begin chemotherapy with either Taxol, oxaliplatin, or vincristine
- Individuals with an implanted electronic medical devices (cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator, vagus nerve stimulator, deep brain stimulator, intrathecal pump, others)
- Individuals whose chemotherapy regimen will include nerve toxic drugs other than Taxol, oxaliplatin, or vincristine, or includes more than one of these three drugs in combination
- Individuals whose screening nerve conduction studies show peroneal motor amplitude < 1 mV bilaterally or sural sensory amplitude < 3 uV bilaterally or no result obtainable
|Official title||Serial Electrophysiologic Monitoring During Administration of Nerve-Toxic Chemotherapeutic Drugs|
|Principal investigator||Eugene A Lesser, D.O.|
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