Nashville, Tennessee 37232

  • Huntington Disease


Examine the effects of deutetrabenazine on functional speech and gait impairment

Study summary:

This is a two-year, prospective, single-arm study examining the effects of deutetrabenazine on functional speech and gait impairment. Participants will undergo comprehensive evaluations of speech production, fine motor skills, gait, and balance both before and after the initiation of deutetrabenazine. The investigators will utilize a variety of standardized, well-validated assessments as well as 3D motion analysis of both speech and gait parameters to determine the functional impact of deutetrabenazine on speech and motor performance.


Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of HD with documented CAG repeat ≥ 37 - UHDRS total maximal chorea score of ≥ 8 - Able to walk at least 10 meters - Medically stable outpatient, based on the investigator's judgment - Willing and able to give written informed consent prior to performing any study procedures - Have completed at least 10th grade - Montreal Cognitive Assessment score ≥ 22 on screening - Female subjects of childbearing potential agree to use an acceptable method of contraception from screening through study completion Exclusion Criteria: - Severe depression or suicidal ideation - History of suicidal behavior - Unstable or serious medical or psychiatric illness - Renal or hepatic impairment - Severe speech impairment or anarthria - Inability to swallow study medication - Women who are pregnant or breast feeding - History of alcohol or substance abuse within the last 12 months - Current use of VMAT2 inhibitor (tetrabenazine, deutetrabenazine, valbenazine) - Concurrent participation in any other investigational drug trials - EKG QTcF> 500 mse



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Amy E Brown, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Amy E Brown, MD
Phone: 615.936.0060

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37232
United States

Amy E Brown, MD
Phone: 615-936-0060

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: June 18, 2021

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