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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinical Trials

A listing of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (111) clinical trials

Brain and Nerve Stimulation for Hand Muscles in Spinal Cord Injury and ALS

Most neurological injuries such as spinal cord injuries (SCI) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) spare a portion of nerve circuitry. Strengthening spared nerve circuits represents a critical method to improve functional recovery. Different forms of magnetic and electrical stimulation have been used to activate brain, spinal cord, nerve, or muscle ...

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The National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry

The purpose of this registry is to (A) better describe the incidence and prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in the United States;(B) examine appropriate factors, such as environmental and occupational, that may be associated with the disease; (C) better outline key demographic factors (such as age, race or ethnicity, ...

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Phenotype Genotype & Biomarkers in ALS and Related Disorders

This study will recruit patients with ALS, ALS-FTD, PLS, HSP, and PMA, with a focus on incident cases. Patients with both familial and sporadic forms of these diseases will be enrolled and followed longitudinally using a standardized set of evaluations. Biological samples (blood, urine, CSF) will be collected from all ...

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SSRIs vs. TCAs for Depression in ALS Patients

This study is a 12-week, open-label, non-randomized, pilot clinical intervention trial. This is investigator initiated study.This trial will be done at St Louis University ALS clinic. ALS patients will be screened for depression using Beck depression inventory (BDI-II) scale. A mental healthcare provider will evaluate the patients scoring 19 or ...

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Non-invasive Ventilation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Using the iVAPS Mode

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is incurable, progressive, manifested by muscle weakness and wasting, and caused by degeneration of motor neurones. The limited data available suggest the incidence of ALS in Canada to be approximately 2 per 100,000 persons. The disease is characterized by progressive weakness ...

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Laughter Therapy Effects on Mood Stress and Self-efficacy in People With Neurological Diseases.

Laughter therapy (LT) has potential benefits in treating illness. It combines laughter with breathing and body exercises to stimulate laughter, both real and artificial, in a group setting. Laughter therapy may help treating illness by strengthening breathing muscles, improving mood, and providing pain and stress relief. EvergreenHealth has presented laughter ...

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Safety of Urate Elevation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. Multiple lines of evidence have implicated oxidative stress in the pathophysiology of ALS. Urate (uric acid) is an endogenous antioxidant system, and urate may serve as a major defense against oxidative stress. Urate has emerged ...

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Cervical Electrical Stimulation for ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) reduces connections between the cortical motor neurons that initiate movement and the spinal motor neurons that direct muscles to execute movement. This situation shares many key features with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Accumulating evidence in SCI suggests that externally activating spared nerve circuits with electromagnetic ...

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Intrathecal Autologous Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

The Goal of the Proposed Study is to perform an open label, 60 subject, Phase II multi-site clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of intrathecal treatment of aaMSCs in ALS. Patients will be treated with 1 x 10^8 aaMSCs every 3 months for a total of 4 intrathecal ...

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and the Innate Immune System

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, deadly, neurodegenerative disease which affects the upper and lower motor neurons. This leads to profound muscular dystrophy, hyperreflexia, fasciculations and paresis of the bulbar as well as the skeletal musculature. ALS causes increasing physical fatigue and the patients soon become bedridden and respiratory ...

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