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Biomarkers in Neural Disorders

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02761707
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 4, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 24, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania

Brief Summary:
This study seeks to establish the sensitivity and specificity of what appears to be a unique brainstem biomarker of Parkinson's Disease (PD) - an electrically induced olygosynaptic nasotrigeminal reflex response - in differentiating early stage PD from normal controls and from patients with various other neurodegenerative diseases. This study will additionally compare the biomarker to olfactory testing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Parkinson's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Essential Tremor Multiple System Atrophy Drug Induced Parkinson's Disease Diffuse Lewy Body Disease Myasthenia Gravis Spinal Cord Injuries Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses Other: Olfactory Tests Other: Visual Deprivation Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Detailed Description:
Parkinson's disease (PD), a devastating age-related disease that is clinically defined by its effects on the motor system, afflicts more than six million people worldwide, imposing enormous burdens on patients, relatives, caretakers, and society in general. Diagnostic errors are common, particularly as symptoms first arise. The most common misdiagnoses are Alzheimer's disease (AD), essential tremor, and vascular pseudo-Parkinson's Disease. An accurate diagnosis is typically made at a later stage of the disease when marked and irreversible damage has occurred within the motor control system of the brain. Sensitive and specific biomarkers of the early stages of PD are urgently needed. Identification of such markers is critical for the development and assessment of medications and other interventions designed to eliminate or reduce the gradual and irreversible decline of neurons involved in the disorder. This study seeks to establish the sensitivity and specificity of what appears to be a unique brainstem biomarker of PD - an electrically induced trigeminal nerve blink reflex response - in differentiation of early stage PD from normal controls and such neurodegenerative diseases as early stage AD, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and diffuse Lewy Body disease (DLBD). This study will additionally compare the biomarker to olfactory test results.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 54 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Biomarkers in Neural Disorders
Actual Study Start Date : June 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2022


Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Parkinson's Disease
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Must be Hoehn and Yahr stage 2 or less with a history of motor symptoms less than two years.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Visual Deprivation
During a 2-hour visual deprivation period, subjects will wear comfortable light-tight goggles with lenses that have been blackened by flat black paint. Subjects will be given the opportunity to recline comfortable in a padded reclining chair during this time.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Alzheimer's Disease
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Must meet the 2011 National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association and the 1984 National Institute for Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke-Alzheimer's disease and Related Disorders Association criteria for probable AD.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Must meet the NINDS-SPSP criteria for probable PSP, which requires vertical supranuclear gaze palsy, prominent postural instability, and falls in the first year of onset, as well as a number of other clinical features.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Essential Tremor
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, diagnosed with Essential Tremor.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Drug-Induced Parkinson's Disease
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, diagnosed with Drug-Induced Parkinson's Disease.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Myasthenia Gravis
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Multiple System Atrophy
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, who have been diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Diffuse Lewy Body Disease
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, diagnosed with Diffuse Lewy Body Disease. Must meet the Consensus Criteria for the clinical diagnosis of DLBD.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Healthy Controls
Non-smokers, ages 18-80, with no neurodegenerative disease, and no first-degree relatives with a neurodegenerative disease.
Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Visual Deprivation
During a 2-hour visual deprivation period, subjects will wear comfortable light-tight goggles with lenses that have been blackened by flat black paint. Subjects will be given the opportunity to recline comfortable in a padded reclining chair during this time.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Spinal Cord Injury Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

Asymptomatic Relatives Other: Electrical Brainstem Responses
Eye blink responses will be induced using standard stimulating electrodes employed in surface electromyography (EMG). The subjects will recline with their eyes gently closed. Sticky electrodes will be placed to the left and below the left eye. 6 different facial regions will be stimulated. The electrical stimulation will be kept constant during the test sessions. To prevent habituation, the stimuli will be delivered randomly at intervals of 45-60 sec. Four 0.2 msec pulses will be presented. In some cases, paired pulse stimulation will be performed, and a conditioning stimulus will be applied to the target facial regions at the following intervals: 10, 200, 400, 600 and 800 msec. 4 pulses will be presented at each stimulus interval with randomized interval and pulse sequences.
Other Name: Electromyography

Other: Olfactory Tests
Olfactory testing will be performed using standard tests. The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) assesses a subjects ability to identify odors in a forced choice format. The Snap and Sniff Threshold Test provides a threshold measure of phenyl ethyl alcohol. Short-term odor memory will be assessed using a standardized 12-item four-alternative forced-choice Odor Memory Test. This non-lexical test employs 10-, 30-, and 60-second delay intervals between the presentation of the target odorant and the first of four successively presented odors from which the target is to be selected.

Other: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Electrical stimulation will be applied to a nerve of your arm. Sticky electrode pads will also be placed on a hand muscle. You will receive electrical stimulations that lasts less than a second. The stimulations will make your muscle twitch.
Other Name: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Latency, amplitude, and area under the curve of brainstem reflex response [ Time Frame: 1 Hour ]
    Latency, amplitude, and area under the curve of electrical brainstem reflex response of trigeminal nerve branches measured on the face musculature (before and after short-term visual deprivation).

  2. Score on the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test [ Time Frame: 20 Minutes ]
    The number of correct odor identification responses out of 40 from the standardized University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (before and after short-term visual deprivation).

  3. Score on the Odor Discrimination/Memory Test [ Time Frame: 30 Minutes ]
    The number of correct responses in picking out an odor previously presented from three foils 10, 30, and 60 sec later using the standardized Odor Detection/Discrimination Test (before and after short-term visual deprivation).

  4. Score on an Odor Detection Threshold Test [ Time Frame: 20 Minutes ]
    The average of 7 reversals in a staircase odor detection threshold test that employs phenyl ethyl alcohol (rose oil) concentrations ranging from -7 to -2 log dilutions in light mineral oil.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Normal controls and patients with such neural disorders as Parkinson's Disease(PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), essential tremor (ET), dementia with Parkinson's disease (D-PD), myasthenia gravis (MG), multiple system atrophy (MSA), diffuse Lewy body disease (DLBD), and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). None will be cigarette smokers. The patients will be diagnosed accord to current consensus criteria. The healthy controls will be matched to the PD patients on such variables as sex, age, education level, and ethnicity. The Healthy Controls will be asked to answer questions regarding the disease state of their first degree family members to ensure that these first degree family members do not have a neurodegenerative diseases. Every effort will be made to include women and minority subjects.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The Parkinson's disease (PD) patients will be Hoehn and Yahr stage 2 or less with a history of motor symptoms less than two years.
  • The Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients will meet the 2011 National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association and the 1984 National Institute for Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke-Alzheimer's disease and Related Disorders Association criteria for probable AD.
  • The progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) patients will have met the NINDS-SPSP criteria for probable PSP, which requires vertical supranuclear gaze palsy, prominent postural instability, and falls in the first year of onset, as well as a number of other clinical features.
  • The DLBD patients will meet the Consensus Criteria for the clinical diagnosis of DLBD.
  • The healthy controls will be matched to the PD patients on such variables as sex, age, education level, and ethnicity.
  • The essential tremor (ET), multiple system atrophy (MSA), myasthenia gravis (MG), multiple system atrophy (MSA), Parkinson's disease dementia (D-PD), and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients will meet the generally-accepted diagnostic criteria for these disorders.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Drug abuse.
  • Any other known and potentially confounding condition that could reasonably be expected to interfere with the study assessments.
  • Under age 18.
  • Over age 80.
  • Smoker.
  • Pregnant or nursing.
  • Healthy control with a first degree relative who has a neurodegenerative disease.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02761707


Locations
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United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Richard L Doty, PhD University of Pennsylvania

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Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02761707     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 827731
First Posted: May 4, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 24, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple System Atrophy
Shy-Drager Syndrome
Brain Diseases
Parkinson Disease
Alzheimer Disease
Spinal Cord Injuries
Atrophy
Essential Tremor
Myasthenia Gravis
Supranuclear Palsy, Progressive
Lewy Body Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dementia
Tauopathies
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Spinal Cord Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases