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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 (108) clinical trials

Innovative Measures of Speech and Swallowing Dysfunction in Neurological Disorders

Speech and swallowing abnormalities are important symptoms associated with disorders of the central nervous system, motor neuron disease (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), myasthenia gravis, and primary muscle conditions. In addition to characterizing the evolution in muscle architecture that could underlie associated orofacial weakness, identifying new ways to measure these ...

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An Online Mindfulness Intervention for People With ALS and Their Caregivers

Quality of Life in people with ALS is not related to physical function, but is related to psychological, existential, and support factors. ALS caregivers demonstrate considerable burden and low QOL. It has been proposed by the investigators that it is time for the ALS field to develop "best practices" that ...

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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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Population-Based Ohio ALS Repository and ALS Risk Factors

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 ...

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Deep Phenotyping in Patients With ALS

Rationale for the Study The Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) biorepository is an existing resource which has provided scientists with a wide range of samples associated with clinical information. It is primarily cross sectional in nature; longitudinal collections have been associated with a limited set of clinical and functional assessments. The ...

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Delineating Swallowing Impairment and Decline in ALS

This research study is being performed to determine screening tools or tests that are able to identify and track swallowing problems associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) over time. Also, this study will provide insight into the natural progression of swallowing impairment in persons with ALS over time. Participants enrolled ...

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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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Safety and Efficacy of Ranolazine for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive debilitating and fatal neurodegenerative disease involving the motor neurons in the primary motor cortex, corticospinal tracts, brainstem and spinal cord with 5,000 newly diagnosed patients per year in the USA. There is a pressing need for additional therapies, as the only two FDA-approved ...

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