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Diagnosis and Natural History Study of Patients With Neurological Conditions

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) Identifier:
First received: November 3, 1999
Last updated: March 3, 2008
Last verified: January 2006

The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of neurological conditions. Patients participating in this study will continue receiving medical care, routine laboratory tests, and diagnostics tests (X-rays, CT-scans, and nuclear imaging), from their primary care physician. Doctors at the NIH plan to follow these patients and offer advice and assistance to their primary care physicians.

Alzheimer's Disease
Movement Disorder
Multiple System Atrophy
Parkinson's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Diagnosis and Natural History Protocol for Patients With Neurological Conditions

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: October 1995
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2006
Detailed Description:

The objective of this protocol is to provide diagnosis and follow Experimental Therapeutics Branch (ETB) patients not currently entered on another research protocol. No investigational treatments will be administered on this protocol, and the NIH physicians will be playing largely a consultative role to the patient's primary physician.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


Patients may be included on this protocol if they have an identifiable neurological disorder or represent a diagnostic puzzle. These disorders would include patients with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, restless legs syndrome, other cognitive and movement disorders, and diagnostic puzzles.

Patients 18-90 years of age, inclusive, are eligible.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00001549

United States, Maryland
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00001549     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 960009, 96-N-0009
Study First Received: November 3, 1999
Last Updated: March 3, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Movement Disorders
Diagnostic Puzzles
Alzheimer Disease
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Restless Leg Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shy-Drager Syndrome
Alzheimer Disease
Movement Disorders
Multiple System Atrophy
Parkinson Disease
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Parkinsonian Disorders
Primary Dysautonomias
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