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Research Study

Approved January 14, 2010

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ATTENTION: PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME

This research is being done to find out if certain medications that alter the brain chemical glutamate are effective at suppressing tics.

 
WHO:Children, ages 8-17, with Tourette syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder who are not taking medicine or whose current treatment is ineffective
WHAT:8-week treatment study (1 screening visit, plus 5 visits with a physician to assess progress). You may receive one of three medications: D-serine, Riluzole, or placebo
WHERE:Johns Hopkins Hospital
BENEFIT/RISK:The study may improve your tic symptoms, but as with all drugs there are possible side effects associated with each drug.
COMPENSATION:$35.00 PER CLINIC VISIT, UP TO $175.00
CONTACT:

Tina Kline:     (410) 955-1960

Harvey Singer, M.D., Principal Investigator (NA_00023969)
Marco Grados, M.D., Co-Investigator
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

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