Nicotine gum for Aging

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Aging
Nicotine gum - Drug
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether nicotine can improve auditory function in older adults.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

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Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Nicotine gum will improve 1 primary outcome and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Aging. Measurement will happen over the course of Functional MRI recordings will begin approximately 30 minutes after oral administration of polacrilex or placebo gum and will continue for up to two hours..

Functional MRI recordings will begin approximately 30 minutes after oral administration of polacrilex or placebo gum and will continue for up to two hours.
amplitude of excitatory auditory fMRI cortical responses
amplitude of inhibitory auditory fMRI cortical responses
frequency tuning of excitatory auditory fMRI cortical responses
frequency tuning of inhibitory auditory fMRI cortical responses

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

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Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

Young (18-28 years) participants - nicotine gum
1 of 4
Old (60-85 years) participants - nicotine gum
1 of 4
Old (60-85 years) participants - placebo gum
1 of 4
Young (18-28 years) participants - placebo gum
1 of 4
Experimental Treatment
Non-Treatment Group

This trial requires 48 total participants across 4 different treatment groups

This trial involves 4 different treatments. Nicotine Gum is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. Some patients will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments being tested are in Phase < 1 and are in the first stage of evaluation with people.

Young (18-28 years) participants - nicotine gum
Drug
6 mg nicotine gum, one time before fMRI measurements
Old (60-85 years) participants - nicotine gum
Drug
6 mg nicotine gum, one time before fMRI measurements
Old (60-85 years) participants - placebo gum
Other
placebo gum, one time before fMRI measurements
Young (18-28 years) participants - placebo gum
Other
placebo gum, one time before fMRI measurements
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Nicotine
FDA approved

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: functional mri recordings will begin approximately 30 minutes after oral administration of polacrilex or placebo gum and will continue for up to two hours.
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly functional mri recordings will begin approximately 30 minutes after oral administration of polacrilex or placebo gum and will continue for up to two hours. for reporting.

Closest Location

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, CA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

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non-smokers with a score of 0-2 out of 10 maximum on the Fagerström index of smoking dependency

Patient Q&A Section

How many people get aging a year in the United States?

"Aging a year is a significant social and economic issue in the United States. As of 2007, about 3.7 million people (10.4% of the population) were projected to be aged 65 or over. In addition, many additional people are projected to grow older due to declining birthrates and rising mortality rates." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can aging be cured?

"Ageing can not be cured so people should not expect to stay young or be the same age for the rest of their lives. But if the treatment for age-related diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's, progresses we may be in a position to treat aging per se once age-related conditions have subsided." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for aging?

"Almost every type of aging human is treated to address many aspects of aging. Common treatments include supplements, medications, surgery, massage, and physical exercise for older citizens when possible." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes aging?

"The fundamental question remains: "Why do most individuals become elderly?". There is a growing evidencebase for the proposal that aging is an evolutionary adaptation. The problem remains: evolutionary explanations can only account for two thirds of aging. This question merits further study..." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of aging?

"Although a number of physiological changes can be found in aging, the greatest changes are in the appearance and behavior of the elderly. In some cases the changes are so great that elderly people have an increased propensity to develop chronic diseases that may limit their physical and mental capacity for many decades." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is aging?

"This is the first study to show the existence of a distinct signature signature of aging in the human cornea, a tissue that is often used as an ocular age indicator. This signature signature is likely to be unique and reliable to the human cornea. This work highlights the importance of applying aging-associated molecular and cellular biomarkers to study early eye development and aging." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the latest developments in nicotine gum for therapeutic use?

"[Tarexigraf (Bovectin H.S.P. Tarexigraf is a transdermal nicotine gel applied every day that delivers a constant release of nicotine that is about equal to the amount nicotine found in cigarettes (http://www.pnicount.nu.com/item/product_id_3/prodrugs). It is available in the United States and Europe and has been approved by the FDA and the EMA." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for aging?

"There are many research options to help older adults stay up-top performing on tasks relating to memory, processing speed, mood, physical ability, cognitive function and healthy longevity. The following are examples for aging research\n\n1. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of aerobic exercise training programs for maintaining a healthy aging and improving certain aspects of cognitive functioning. The research emphasizes that exercise can be as important as medication in maintaining an elderly patient's mental and physical health.\n\n2." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Has nicotine gum proven to be more effective than a placebo?

"A single pack of nicotine replacement therapy was a statistically significant and cost-effective method of reducing the craving for cigarettes. Furthermore, this method had a positive and clinically meaningful benefit on the duration of smoking abstinence." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How serious can aging be?

"Results from a recent clinical trial suggest that serious consequences and adverse outcomes can arise from aging itself or from treatment of aging-associated comorbidities. Appropriate consideration must be made when treating aging-associated diseases in an interdisciplinary context in which the comorbidities are more appropriately addressed." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the common side effects of nicotine gum?

"More than one of every four patients reported significant side effects. Side effects were mild in most patients. Symptoms such as fatigue (17%) and nausea (15%) were more common among smokers than among non-smokers. Side effects were more common among women compared with men. The common side effects outweighed the benefit for most patients. Smoking is a risk factor for serious side effects. Women, young patients, and young smokers are particularly likely to report a significant number of cough and headache symptoms. In older patients, other serious adverse effects are also possible. Before considering smoking, consult a doctor." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does aging run in families?

"There were no evidence of age-related heritability from this family-based study. This suggests that age-related effects on disease risk in a typical population may be of little help in identifying the genetic basis of age-related disease in families." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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