Movement Disorders clinical trials at UCSD
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
Brief Summary: The goal of the study is to generate a biorepository of longitudinal blood (plasma and serum), cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and urine linked to genetics and longitudinal clinical information that are made available to the research community. To accomplish these goals, we will enroll 200 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients and 80 healthy controls from multiple sites, over a 5 year time frame. Additionally, speech measures will be collected on weekly basis at home for all participants. The measurements are performed using a speech recording application installed on their personal device. For a subset of both ALS and healthy participants, we will also collect at-home vital capacity on a weekly basis. It is expected that increased frequency data sampling of these outcome measures will help in better tracking of disease progression. Biofluids and clinical information are collected over a 20-month time frame for each individual enrolled in the research study. ALS participants will be coming to clinic for 5 study visits with a 4-month interval between visits. Healthy participants will be coming for 2 study visits with a 12-month interval between visits. These samples and clinical information will be stored in a de-identified manner and made available for investigators to use in future research studies.
San Diego, California and other locations
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
The NeuroBlate® System (NBS) is a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool that is being manufactured by Monteris Medical. Since it received FDA clearance in May 2009, the NBS has been used in over 2600 procedures conducted at over 70 leading institutions across United States. This is a prospective, multi-center registry that will include data collection up to 5 years to evaluate safety, QoL, and procedural outcomes including local control failure rate, progression free survival, overall survival, and seizure freedom in up to 1,000 patients and up to 50 sites.
La Jolla, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Movement Disorders research studies include John Ravits, MD.