Clinical Trial

Neurocognitive Function in Women with Pre-Eclampsia

Study Description

Changes in fMRI and Neurocognitive Function in Women With Pre-eclampsia

This is a pilot study assessing fMRI changes and neurocognitive function in women with pre-eclampsia and healthy controls. Neurocognitive testing will be done during pregnancy and after delivery up to 2-6 weeks postpartum. fMRI will be done after delivery up to 2-6 weeks postpartum. The aims of this pilot study are therefore to 1) Determine the frequency and nature of co-morbid DTI white matter patency and fMRI functional connectivity changes in women with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and 2) Determine the relationship between DTI white matter patency and fMRI functional connectivity changes to measurable alterations in cognitive function in this patient population. The aims of this pilot study are therefore to 1) Determine the frequency and nature of co-morbid DTI white matter patency and fMRI functional connectivity changes in women with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and 2) Determine the relationship between DTI white matter patency and fMRI functional connectivity changes to measurable alterations in cognitive function in this patient population.

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Diagnostic Test - Neuroimaging Procedures

Subjects will complete neuroimaging procedures at 2-6-week postpartum or during hospitalization after delivery prior to discharge, which will consist of high-resolution anatomic, perfusion and resting-brain fMRI sequences; all of which will be acquired on a 3-Tesla General Electric magnetic resonance scanner provided by the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC) at Duke University. No contrast agent will be administered in these imaging procedures.

Diagnostic Test - Neuropsychological Assessment Procedures

Once identified as meeting study criteria and consented for participation, parturients will be tested during hospitalization or as outpatients for controls, and at 2-6 weeks postpartum with the following cognitive battery. Wechsler Test of Adult Reading (WTAR), CANTABeclipse Computerized Cognitive Assessment Measures, Stroop Color-Word Test, Controlled Oral Word Association Test, EuroQol, Beck Depression Inventory Revised

Additional Information

Official Study Title

A Pilot Study to Assess fMRI Changes and Neurocognitive Function in Women With Pre-eclampsia

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03863639

ParticipAid ID

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