Influence of Triflusal on Cognitive Functions in Subjects Under Chronic Stress (Tricross-Basel)

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Prof. Dominique de Quervain, MD

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 2

Conditions

Healthy

Treatments

Drug: Placebo
Drug: Triflusal

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02904109
2016DR2116

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the eNOS activating agent triflusal on episodic memory and cognitive functions in participants under chronic stress.

Full description

Randomised, placebo controlled, double blind, cross-over design Primary study outcome is: Performance in a verbal memory task. Main secondary outcomes are: Performance in working memory and cognitive tasks and influence on mood, depression and anxiety and subjective memory impairment. Once daily oral administration of 600 mg triflusal and placebo mannitol for 8 days in a cross-over trial with a washout period of at least 14 days between the two periods. Each participant will take triflusal as well as placebo

Enrollment

41 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 40 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • male or female
  • normotensive (BP between 90/60mmHg and 140/90mmHg)
  • BMI between 19 and 29 kg/m2
  • aged between 18 and 40 years
  • experiencing chronic stress for at least 1 month (TICS sum score in subscale "overextension at work" >= 55)
  • native or fluent German-speaking
  • able and willing to give written informed consent as documented by signature and comply with the requirements of the study protocol
  • willing to donate saliva sample for DNA-analysis
  • female: willing to perform a pregnancy test at the beginning of both medication phase and at the follow-up visit.

Exclusion criteria

  • Contraindications to the class of drugs under study, e.g. known hypersensitivity or allergy to salicylates and other NSAIDs
  • acute or chronic psychiatric disorder (e.g. major depression, psychoses, somatoform disorder, suicidal tendency) except symptoms of chronic stress
  • cognitive impairment as detected by DemTect
  • concomitant acute or chronic disease state (e.g. renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, acute infections etc.)
  • women who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • intention to become pregnant during the course of the study
  • lack of safe contraception, defined as: female participants of childbearing potential, not using and not willing to continue using a medically reliable method of contraception for the entire study duration, such as oral, injectable, or implantable contraceptives, or intrauterine contraceptive devices, or who are not using any other method considered sufficiently reliable by the investigator in individual cases
  • active peptic ulcer or antecedents or complicated peptic ulcer or history of peptic ulcer. Any other active pathological bleeding
  • history of coagulation abnormality
  • thyroid problems
  • laboratory exclusion criteria: clinically significant values of blood count (incl. platelets), coagulation status or blood chemistry outside reference range of laboratory
  • pathological ECG
  • known or suspected non-compliance, drug or alcohol abuse
  • inability to follow the procedures of the study, e.g. due to language problems, psychological disorders, dementia, etc. of the participant
  • participation in another study with investigational drug within the 30 days preceding -

Trial design

Primary purpose

Basic Science

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

Triple Blind

41 participants in 2 patient groups

Verum/Placebo
Experimental group
Description:
This group will start with triflusal and after washout will receive placebo.
Treatment:
Drug: Triflusal
Drug: Placebo
Placebo/Verum
Experimental group
Description:
This group will start with placebo and will receive triflusal after washout.
Treatment:
Drug: Triflusal
Drug: Placebo

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