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Parkinson's Disease clinical trials at UCSD
7 in progress, 4 open to new patients

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation for PD-MCI

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    To investigate the effectiveness of a novel compensatory cognitive rehabilitation program for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

    San Diego, California

  • Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on Gait Biomechanics in Parkinson's Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disorder that puts individuals at high risk for injuries and long-term disabilities as a result of a fall or other trauma. Injuries sustained from falls account for many deaths as well as thousands of hospital admissions and nursing home stays every month. Quality of life and even longevity itself is reduced due to the resulting surgeries, immobility, complications and even cognitive impairments that can follow. The proposed study will explore beneficial impact of a treatment modality (OMM/OMT) that may significantly reduce the morbidity of this condition by comparing 6 weeks of OMT versus 6 weeks light touch intervention versus 6 weeks care as usual to improve gait in individuals with PD. Gait will be measured at mid-treatment, post-treatment and 4-week follow-up.

    La Jolla, California

  • Study to Identify Clinical, Imaging and Biologic Markers of Parkinson Disease Progression

    open to eligible people ages 30 years and up

    This is a observational, multi-center study to assess progression of clinical features, imaging and biologic biomarkers in Parkinson disease (PD) patients compared to healthy controls (HC) and in PD patient subtypes. The primary objective of this study is to identify clinical, imaging and biologic markers of PD progression for use in clinical trials of disease-modifying therapies.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • The Parkinson's Genetic Research Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The Parkinson's Genetic Research Study (PaGeR), headed by Dr. Cyrus Zabetian, is searching for genes that increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) and related disorders. The study is a joint effort by neurologists and researchers across the United States and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The coordinating center for PaGeR is located at the University of Washington and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Antigen Presentation and Lymphocyte Response in Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The way the immune system responds to certain PD-related proteins in PD donors compared to the way it responds in persons without or fewer PD related proteins is not well studied and this study aims to analyze the autoimmune response in each group. The study involves a one time visit involving brief questionnaires and a blood draw of 30 mL (approximately 2 tablespoons) to be collected.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Efficacy of Isradipine in Early Parkinson Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of the study is to determine whether treatment with isradipine is effective in slowing the progression of Parkinson disease disability.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Study of Urate Elevation in Parkinson's Disease, Phase 3

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial to determine whether oral inosine dosed to moderately elevate serum urate (from ≤5.7 mg/dL to 7.1-8.0 mg/dL) over 2 years slows clinical decline in early PD. Clinical decline will be assessed as change in the primary outcome variable of the Movement Disorders Society-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS), a composite scale comprising patient- and clinician-reported outcomes.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

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