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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 (41) clinical trials

Prognostic Value of a Diaphragmatic Endurance Test in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease which involves respiratory muscles and can lead at short term to respiratory failure. The occurrence of respiratory failure is associated with morbidity and an increased mortality. To date, respiratory muscle weakness is predicted from the reduction of vital capacity, maximal inspiratory force, ...

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Genetic Study of Familial and Sporadic ALS/Motor Neuron Disease Miyoshi Myopathy and Other Neuromuscular Disorders

Participants will be asked to provide a blood sample ( or sometimes saliva or skin sample) and to complete a couple of questionnaires regarding their overall medical health and some environmental risk factors. Medical records will be requested for all those diagnosed with one of the study diseases to allow ...

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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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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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Innovative Ultrasound Technology in Neuromuscular Disease

This study is utilizing ultrasound measurement to measure neuromuscular disease status in adult patients. The hypothesis is the by quantifying ultrasound data, it is possible that ultrasound can be utilized as a tool to determine if a disease is responding to therapy or progressing.

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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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Ultrasonography of the Neuromuscular Degeneration Behavior in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive and fatal neurological disease. An exhaustive and frequent clinical evaluation can lead to establish an adequate and early treatment of the consequences of its evolution. Objectives. To evaluate the evolution of diaphragmatic and peripheral neuromuscular degeneration by ultrasound examination in patients with ALS ...

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Acoustic and Perceptual Markers of Dysarthria in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

ALS is a motor neuron disease characterized by a progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. Degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons (UMN and LMN) leads to spasticity, impaired reflexes, muscle fatigue, muscle weakness and atrophy. PLS is a motor neuron disease involving ...

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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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