Tele-neurohub for Lewy Body Disease

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Lewy Body Disease+5 More
Tele-neurohub - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Select

Study Summary

Telehealth in Lewy Body Dementia

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Eligible Conditions

  • Lewy Body Disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia With Behavioral Disturbance (Disorder)
  • Parkinson's Disease, Lewy Body

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Compared to trials

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Tele-neurohub will improve 1 primary outcome and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Lewy Body Disease. Measurement will happen over the course of 6 months.

6 months
Appropriateness assessed by Intervention Appropriateness Measure
Number of completed tele-health visits
Satisfaction assessed by Patient Assessment of Communication of Telehealth questionnaire.

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Compared to trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Usual care group
1 of 2
Tele-neurohub
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 106 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Tele-neurohub is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Tele-neurohub
Behavioral
This group will receive the tele-neurohub intervention which includes telemedicine appointments with the neurologist, speech therapist, social worker, and nutritionist at baseline, 3 months and 6 months, and PT and OT every 2 weeks for maintenance neuro-rehabilitation.
Usual care group
Behavioral
Receive usual care but will have study visit assessments at baseline and 6 months.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 6 months for reporting.

Closest Location

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 8 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
LBD diagnosis by a dementia or movement disorders specialist
Clinician-determined mild-moderate dementia severity
Internet access with a Zoom-compatible device
Caregiver who resides in the patient's home and is willing to participate
Fluency in English
> 1 year of experience with LBD
Willingness to participate in the study
Fluency in Englis

Patient Q&A Section

How many people get lewy body disease a year in the United States?

"The incidence of LBD in the US is low, with a lower incidence among Hispanics. The occurrence of LBD cases varies between geographic areas and appears to do so based on geographic factors such as climate, humidity, and housing conditions, as well as racial differences in the rate of infectious diseases between groups in these areas." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Can lewy body disease be cured?

"LBD is not a benign or curable disease and cannot be cured. For symptomatic patients, medical treatment may improve the symptoms of LBD and can be an effective alternative to surgery for the relief of symptoms. For asymptomatic individuals at risk of developing dementia, there are no cures. Surgery is only indicated in the most severe cases of the disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What are common treatments for lewy body disease?

"Treatment depends on the specific circumstances of the case and involves corticosteroids as the first-line drug and second-line treatment. However, other drugs have been used historically with similar success.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What are the signs of lewy body disease?

"The present results suggest an association between hippocampal lewy body density and hippocampal atrophy, and they suggest that lewy body-related hippocampal dysfunction may occur at levels of lewy body disease prevalence thought to be at a lower point of diagnostic threshold." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What causes lewy body disease?

"Recent findings found that in lewy body disease, the accumulation of amyloid beta in the extracellular space of neurons is associated with an increase in the amount of amyloid beta in the cytoplasm. It also concluded that amyloid precursor protein production is inversely related to the accumulation of amyloid beta and this in turn is probably related to the development of lewy body disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is lewy body disease?

"Though this diagnosis is not officially recognized in DSM-5, it has a high degree of concordance with the classic dementia criteria. However, it is not specific to any specific diseases that can resemble it.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Does lewy body disease run in families?

"The study results suggest that LBD may run in families. This finding can be further studied by genetical analysis of first-degree relatives of LBD patients to collect further data for this potentially important observation." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How serious can lewy body disease be?

"While [LBD] can appear very serious and alarming, [it is] not [always] life-threatening. [It may] be difficult to differentiate [between LBD and another dementia such as vascular dementia or Alzheimer's Disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is tele-neurohub safe for people?

"Tele-neurohub is a useful new way of treating people at high risk for neurodegenerative disease. Results from a recent clinical trial add further supports the argument that it is a viable and safe technique with significant potential to meet the challenges of medical and technological advances." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What are the latest developments in tele-neurohub for therapeutic use?

"Therapeutic tele-neurohubs will give patients with dementia a chance to benefit from live consultations to manage their disease in a way they couldn't manage alone." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How does tele-neurohub work?

"A tele-neurohub worked better in older females. The use of tele-neurohub would be an ideal tool to make it accessible to many of the patients who will not travel far for diagnostic or treatment purposes." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What does tele-neurohub usually treat?

"Patients with suspected diagnoses of [LBD] usually visit a neurologist for specialist opinion, especially those undergoing treatment for epilepsy. Neurologists can offer patients a clear and comprehensive diagnosis as well as information about [LBD]. An appropriate treatment plan, focusing on psychosocial consultation, information support, and psychosocial interventions, may enhance the management of these patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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