Summary

for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion

Description

Summary

Dystonia is a disorder characterized by excessive involuntary contraction of muscles with repetitive and patterned movements. The isolated dystonias are the most common type of dystonia and include Limb dystonias (like writer's cramp), Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis), Laryngeal dystonias (like spasmodic dysphonia), and Craniofacial dystonias (like blepharospasm). The purpose of this study is to create resources to help learn more about the isolated dystonias, myoclonus dystonia, and dopa-responsive dystonia and to develop and validate various dystonia rating scales.

Official Title

Natural History and Biospecimen Repository for Dystonia; Comprehensive Rating Tools for Cervical Dystonia; Validity & Reliability of Diagnostic Methods & Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia

Details

This collaborative, international effort has one primary goal. This is to create a biospecimen repository and associated clinical database to be used as a resource for dystonia and related disease research. Across sites, the investigators hope to enroll at least 5,000 adult patients.

Subjects of this study will be asked to complete a neurological exam which will be video recorded, complete some questionnaires, and donate a blood sample. A study visit will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour. All subjects will be asked to return every 1, 2, 3, or 4 years for a one hour follow-up visit. People may participate in this study without agreeing to participate in the follow-up visits.

Keywords

Dystonia Observational study Cross-sectional and Prospective study Cohort and case-control study Dystonic Disorders Cervical dystonia Laryngeal dystonia Other voice disorders Craniofacial dystonia Limb dystonia All other isolated dystonias Myoclonus dystonia Dopa-responsive dystonia

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Diagnosed with isolated dystonia or myoclonus dystonia or dopa-responsive dystonia
  • To be included in laryngeal dystonia group, nasolaryngoscopy (voice box exam) must have been completed to confirm diagnosis (this voice box exam is not part of the study)

You CAN'T join if...

  • Any evidence of a secondary cause for dystonia (other than myoclonus dystonia or dopa-responsive dystonia)
  • Less than 2 months since last botulinum toxin injection
  • Inability to provide informed consent
  • Significant medical or neurological conditions that preclude completing the neurological exam
  • Significant physical or other condition that would confound diagnosis or evaluation, other than dystonia or tremor

Locations

  • University of California, San Diego
    La Jolla California 92037 United States
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Institute
    Fountain Valley California 72708 United States

Details

Status
in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Hyder A. Jinnah, MD, PhD
Links
Dystonia Coalition website
ID
NCT01373424
Study Type
Observational
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