Last updated on April 2018

Population-Based Ohio ALS Repository and ALS Risk Factors


Brief description of study

The proposed research is particularly relevant to the National ALS Registry and public environmental health issues because it addresses the potential environmental causes of sporadic ALS. The research will develop an ALS surveillance program in Ohio that can be compared with the national and State-Metro Surveillance Programs of the National ALS Registry, and novel methodologies to determine the role of the cyanobacterial toxin, BMAA, and other environmental toxicants as risk factors for ALS. This work will advance the mission of the CDC ATSDR National ALS Registry by offering data on ALS cases in Ohio that address public health concerns over the effects of chronic exposure to cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02916966

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Erik Pioro, MD, PhD

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH United States
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