Conservative Iron Chelation as a Disease-modifying Strategy in Parkinson's Disease. European Multicentre, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial of Deferiprone
This study evaluates the effect of iron chelation as a therapeutic strategy to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. Half of participants will receive the deferiprone to 15 mg / kg twice daily morning and evening (30mg / kg per day), while the other half will receive a placebo. The treatment lasts nine months.
• Adult patients
• Parkinson's disease diagnosed according United Kingdom Parkinson's disease Society Brain Bank Clinical Diagnostic Criteria and based on the presence of at least two of the three cardinal features of the disease (rest tremor, bradykinesia and rigidity). If rest tremor is not present, subjects must have unilateral onset of symptoms.
• Treatment-naïve, i.e. the best population for assessing a disease-modifying effect without the interaction of dopaminergic treatment (no dopaminergic agonists, L-dopa, anticholinergics, monoamine oxidase B inhibitors (e.g. rasagiline) or deep brain stimulation).
• Patients covered by a Health Insurance System in countries where required by law
• Written informed consent dated and signed prior to the beginning of any procedures related to the clinical trial