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What is a Clinical Trial?by Huntington Study Group (HSG)
Understanding Clinical Trials by NIH ClinicalTrials.gov
Trial results (press release)
Trial information at NIH ClincalTrials.gov
Trial status: This phase III clinical trial is complete, with preliminary negative results at six months.
Trial name: TREND-HD
FDA phase: Phase III
Sponsor: Amarin Corporation
Trial design: A 6-month, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, studying 316 HD patients over the age of 35 who have early stages of HD. For the first 6 months, participants were divided into two groups, one taking 2 grams of the drug every day, and the other group taking placebo. During the second follow-up 6 months, all participants took the study drug.
Outcome measures: Total motor comparison after 6 months of drug treatment; also, measures of cognitive and functional capacity.
Location: 43 sites
Results: No motor or other improvement was seen at the end of the six month trial.
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