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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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Effect of Noninvasive Ventilation on Lung Function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or "Lou Gehrig's Disease", is a fatal disorder that causes progressive degeneration and weakening of the muscles of breathing, leading to breathing insufficiency and eventually breathing failure. This breathing insufficiency is commonly treated with a breathing assistance device, known as noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). While ...

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Olanzapine for the Treatment of Appetite Loss in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

After randomization, there is a placebo-controlled parallel group treatment with 10 mg OLN in combination with the standard treatment of Riluzole (100mg/day)(Group 1) in comparison to treatment with placebo in combination with 100 mg RIL (Group 2). Study drug will be provided as 5 mg tablets. OLN will be begun ...

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Mitochondrial Functions and Oxidative Stress in ALS Patients

In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), malnutrition is frequent (16 to 50 % of the patients) and is an independent prognostic factor. One of the implicated factors is the increase of resting energy expenditure (REE) which can be found in about 50 % of ALS patients. The origin of this hypermetabolism ...

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Non-Invasive Ventilation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Background Non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) has been increasingly used as a treatment of chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. Its use in patients affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders is still controversial, while most of the studies performed in restrictive thoracic disorders (RTD), and in particular in neuromuscular patients, suggested alleviation of ...

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Molecular Imaging Modality by Positron Emission Tomography Using 18F-X : Study of Microglial Activation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

18F-X PET will be carried out requiring arterial sampling in 2 patients suffering from ALS and 2 normal subjects in order to evaluate the 18F-X quantification. Then simplified PET using 18F-X will be carried out in 13 patients and 13 normal subjects. Binding potential maps showing specific binding of 18f-X ...

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Cistanche Total Glycosides for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Study Assessing Clinical Response

This study will examine the effectiveness of Cistanche Total Glycosides(CTG) in treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - a fatal neurological degenerative disease that causes adult-onset, progressive motor neurons loss in the spinal cord, brain stem and motor cortex. Patients develop progressive wasting and weakness of both upper and ...

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Cortex Changes in Real/Imagined Movements in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

A severe physical disability has a dramatic impact on a person's life, whether it is caused by a neuro-degenerative disease such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a brainstem stroke, or a spinal cord injury. Someone with these conditions may be effectively "locked-in," retaining their cognitive ability, but unable to perform ...

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Neurologic Stem Cell Treatment Study

Various clinical studies have registered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study neurologic diseases and damage. There have also been a number of journal reports of the benefits of treatment with BMSC for diseases and damage to nervous tissue. The investigators hope to add to the volume of ...

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Genomic Translation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 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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Efficacy and Safety of Plasma Exchange With Albutein 5% in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

This is a phase 2, prospective, open-label, single-arm pilot study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PE with Albutein 5% in subjects with ALS. The planned enrollment is 10 subjects who have a definite, possible, or probable diagnosis of ALS, according to the revised El Escorial criteria. Enrolled subjects ...

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