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Clinical Trials in Movement Disorders

Your participation will allow you to have firsthand experience with developing new medical treatments that may be beneficial to others. Current treatment methods for neurologic disorders are only available because of volunteer participants in clinical trials. Clinical trial information is excerpted from

Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders

XTRA PET for Cognitive Function in Parkinson’s (NA_00076249)

Objective: To understand the brain chemistry involved in cognitive function in PD patients, and how this affects the outcome of DBS surgery 
Eligibility: PD patients scheduled to undergo DBS; PD patients not considering DBS 
P.I.: Kelly Mills, M.D. Contact:  Research Assistant: 410-955-6672

Rotigotine for Anxiety in Parkinson's (NA_00092051) 

Objective: Eight-week study of rotigotine for the treatment of anxiety disorders in PD
Eligibility: Individuals diagnosed with PD experiencing anxiety
P.I.: Gregory Pontone, M.D. Contact: Kate Perepezko: 410-614-1242 

APL-130277 for the Acute Treatment of OFF Episodes (NA_00086593) 

Objective: Evaluate APL-130277 (sublingual version of apomorphine hydrochloride) in treatment of sudden "off time" in PD
Eligibility: Individuals with PD taking levodopa and having at least 2 hours of "off time" daily
P.I.: George Ricaurte, M.D. Contact: Kori Ribb: 410-614-2216 

Evaluation of the Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) to improve insight into Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Objective: To understand the utility of the data of a wearable Personal KinetiGraph in the clinical management of PD in routine clinical care
Eligibility:  PD patients in NPF registry; responsiveness to dopaminergic medications; No DBS/DUOPA 
P.I.: Kelly Mills, M.D.  Contact: Emily Carman: 410-955-8909

Investigations of Neurovascular Abnormalities in the Olfactory Cortex Using Advanced MRI Technologies (IRB00141396) 

Objective: To investigate neurovascular abnormalities in the olfactory cortex using advanced MRI techniques
Eligibility: PD patients diagnosed for more than 3 years who are able to tolerate an MRI brain scan and undergo smell and memory identification tasks
P.I.: Jun Hua, Ph.D. Contact: Adrian Paez: 443-923-9551 

Udall Center Brain Donation Program (NA_00032761) 

Objective: Examine the pathological changes in the brain tissue of individuals diagnosed with PD or related disorders as compared to controls
Eligibility: Individuals diagnosed with PD or atypical PD and those without a neurological diagnosis
P.I.: Liana Rosenthal, M.D. Contact: Catherine Bakker: 410-616-2814 

Longitudinal Biomarkers of Individuals with Atypical Parkinsonism (IRB00062534)

Eligibility: Individuals w/ dx of MSA, PSP, CBS or DLB; able to complete annual follow-up visits for 5+ years
P.I.: Alex Pantelyat, M.D.  Contact: Vanessa Johnson: 410-616-2815

Biomarker Discovery and Validation in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (DIVA-PSP) (IRB00173663)

Eligibility: Individuals with a diagnosis of PD or PSP, healthy controls; (caregiver/study partner also required for participation)
P.I.: Alex Pantelyat, M.D. Contact: AJ Hall: 410-616-2813

Multimodal MRI in PSP (IRB00062534)

Eligibility: Individuals diagnosed w/ PSP (PSP-RS, PSP-SL, PSPCBS) or PPA; willingness/ability to complete MRI and lumbar puncture
P.I.: Alex Pantelyat, M.D. Contact: Diane Lanham: 443-287-4156

Other Movement Disorders

Dystonia Coalition (NA_00074297)

Objective: Create an international repository to learn more about dystonia, treatment methods and patient response
Eligibility: Individuals over the age of 18 who have primary dystonia
P.I.: Alex Pantelyat, M.D. Contact: Sydney Baybayan: 410-955-6692

General Characterization: Movement Disorders (NA_00055442) 

Objective: To study the genetic risk factors involved in movement disorders
Eligibility: Individuals with PD, atypical parkinsonism, dystonia, ataxia and Lewy body dementia
P.I.: Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D. Contact: Sonja Scholz

4RTNI-2 (NA_00130505)

Objective and Eligibility: Select individuals with CBD, PSP or vPSP; healthy controls, caregiver component  
P.I.: Alex Pantelyat, M.D. Contact: Diane Lanham: 443-287-4156

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