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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 (40) clinical trials

Genomic Translation for ALS Care

In all patients, ALS/MND is caused by the progressive death of motor neurons. However, every patient is affected differently. Some develop symptoms in their 80's while others get sick in adolescence. Swallowing/speech are affected first in some patients, but most have weakness in their hands or feet at onset. Some ...

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Clinical Research in ALS Study

Research goals include elucidation of the complex relationship between ALS and related neurodegenerative disorders, development of both wet and dry biomarkers of disease, and delineation of the full course of the natural history of disease from the early pre-symptomatic stages through established and even late-stage disease. These goals are accomplished ...

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MRI Biomarkers in ALS

This study will use advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to measure brain changes in ALS and related neurological conditions. Results from cognitive and neurological tests will be compared to the MRI. It is believed that these techniques will reveal changes in the brain that will help us understand normal ...

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Cognitive Consequences of an Activation of the Cortical Drive to Breath (VENTIPSY)

Cognitive capacities are measured on healthy subject submitted to inspiratory threshold loading, patients treated by chronic mechanical ventilation due to suffering Ondine syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The spontaneous breathing is compared to NIV breathing or inspiratory threshold loading.

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Novel MRI Biomarkers for Monitoring Disease Progression in ALS

Current clinical measures of disease burden have suboptimal sensitivity to disease progression in ALS. A biomarker would play an essential role in the evaluation of novel therapeutics, leading to the realization of effective treatments faster. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) holds promise as a non-invasive source of biomarkers in ALS. In ...

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Genetic Characterization of Movement Disorders and Dementias

Objective The objective of this study is to ascertain individuals with a clinical diagnosis of a movement disorder or dementia, their affected and unaffected family members, and unrelated, healthy individuals (to provide control samples); to characterize their phenotypes; and to identify and further characterize genetic contributions to etiology by collecting ...

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Answer ALS: Individualized Initiative for ALS Discovery

Patients will have 5 study visits; screening, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. There will be a one year post-participation follow-up period, during which they will receive an email or phone call interview once every 3 months. During the first year, samples will be collected, breathing, muscle strength, spasticity, general ...

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Chewing Efficiency Measured by a Two Colour Chewing Gum Test in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients?

Study center: University Hospitals of Geneva Study type: Cohort study with matched controls Study population: 25 ALS patients included in the multidisciplinary cohort study of the University Hospital Geneva between October 2012 and October 2014 and followed for 3 years maximum and 25 controls, matched for age, sex and dental ...

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Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Screen in Norway: A Validation Study

Screening of cognitive and behavioral impairment is a distinct recommendation in ALS-specific health-care. Thus, a rapid screening tool valid for use in Norway is urgent. However, cognitive assessment for patients with ALS can be difficult due to the complexity of cognitive impairment, as well as motor challenges with writing, drawing ...

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Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Screen in Norway: A Prospective Cohort Study

Cognitive impairment is present in about 30-50% of the patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Screening of cognitive and behavioral impairment is a distinct recommendation in ALS-specific health care. However, knowledge in how cognitive impairment shall influence health-care professionals' information given to patients and in decision making is lacking. One ...

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