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Galveston, Texas 77555


This study is examining the effects of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) on mild cognitive impairment (MCI). GHRH will be given at a dose of 1mg/day for 10 weeks to subjects with MCI as well as healthy controls.

Study summary:

Subjects with MCI as well as healthy controls will be given GHRH at a dose of 1mg/day for 10 weeks. This study is designed to investigate the effects of GHRH on the following things: 1) cognitive function as measured by our neuropsychologist with a series of short tests; 2) brain activity as measured by fMRI 3) lean and fat mass of your body as measured by DEXA; 4) physical function as measured by a walking test.


Inclusion Criteria: - Age ≥ 55 to ≤ 85 years - Ability to sign consent form (score ≥ on the Mini Mental State Examination, MMSE) - MCI group: MMSE scores of 23 - 26 - Normal Control Group: MMSE scores of 27 - 30 Exclusion Criteria: - Diabetes - A neurologic condition other than MCI which might cause cognitive impairment - Baseline serum IGF-1 concentration greater than the midrange for healthy young adults (300ng/ml) - Presence of a pacemaker or metal implant - Heart Failure - Edema - Active malignancy - Carpal tunnel syndrome - Disruption of the hypothalamic pituitary axis such that the pituitary is expected to be insensitive to growth hormone secretagogues such as GHRH - Known allergy to tesamorelin or mannitol - Pregnancy - Significant heart, liver, kidney, blood or respiratory disease - Active cancer - Recent (within 6 months) treatment with anabolic steroids, GHRH or corticosteroids - Alcohol or drug abuse - MMSE < 23 - Less than 12 years of education - Significant findings on screening tests, including but not limited to, blood counts, blood biochemistries, urinalysis, drug screening, HIV test, hepatitis panel, electrocardiogram - Other medical conditions deemed exclusionary by the study investigators



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Randall J Urban, MD
University of Texas

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Location Contact:

Galveston, Texas 77555
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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