Last updated on November 2019

Evaluation of the Nonmotor Symptomatology of Parkinsonian Patients Treated With Two Strategies Related to Apomorphine Pump Therapy in French Hospitals


Brief description of study

There is currently no consensus on the adequate concomitant treatment to apomorphine pump in Parkinson's disease (PD). In practice, some centers withdraw all dopaminergic agonists when initiating apomorphine pump therapy, whereas others combine the two. To date, there has been no study led to determine the best strategy for efficiently treating motor and nonmotor symptoms, as well as improving patients' quality of life (QoL). This preliminary study, entitled AGAPO, aims at identifying significant differences in patients' evolution (nonmotor symptoms and quality of life), over a course of 6 months, depending on the two strategies adopted in French centers (apomorphine pump with or without dopaminergic agonists), through the Non Motor Symptoms Scale (NMSS, Chaudhuri et al, 2017).

Detailed Study Description

The recruitment period will be 24 months. The duration of the study will be 6 months for each patient due to adjustments of apomorphine pump parameters and oral medication as well time needed for motor and nonmotor changes to develop and influence QoL.

This study will be done without any modification of the planned treatment plan for each patient included. The treatments are administered in accordance with their marketing authorization and according to the usual practices of each center. No additional visits are expected.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03693872

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