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Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) clinical trials at UC Health

14 in progress, 7 open to eligible people

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  • A Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of BIIB100 Administered Orally to Adults With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability of single-ascending doses of BIIB100 in adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The secondary objective of the study is to characterize the pharmacokinetic profile of BIIB100.

    at UCSD

  • Advancing Research and Treatment for Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (ARTFL)

    open to eligible people ages 18-85

    Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) is the neuropathological term for a collection of rare neurodegenerative diseases that correspond to four main overlapping clinical syndromes: frontotemporal dementia (FTD), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), corticobasal degeneration syndrome (CBS) and progressive supranuclear palsy syndrome (PSPS). The goal of this study is to build a FTLD clinical research consortium to support the development of FTLD therapies for new clinical trials. The consortium, referred to as Advancing Research and Treatment for Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (ARTFL), will be headquartered at UCSF and will partner with six patient advocacy groups to manage the consortium. Participants will be evaluated at 14 clinical sites throughout North America and a genetics core will genotype all individuals for FTLD associated genes.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • An Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Study of BIIB067 in Adults With Inherited Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of Parts A and B of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of BIIB067 (Tofersen) in adult with ALS. The primary objective of Part C of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of BIIB067 administered to adult participants with ALS and confirmed superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) mutation. The secondary objective of Parts A and B of this study is to evaluate the effects of BIIB067 on levels of SOD1 protein in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The secondary objectives of Part C are to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacodynamic (PD) effects of BIIB067 administered to adult participants with ALS and confirmed SOD1 mutation.

    at UCSD

  • ARTFL LEFFTDS Longitudinal Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (ALLFTD)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    ARTFL LEFFTDS Longitudinal Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (ALLFTD) represents the formalized integration of ARTFL (U54 NS092089; funded through 2019) and LEFFTDS (U01 AG045390; funded through 2019) as a single North American research consortium to study FTLD for 2019 and beyond.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Deep Phenotyping in Patients With ALS

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    This study aims to establish a biorepository and phenotyping database to investigate longitudinal changes in ALS subjects. Blood, including DNA and RNA, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and electrophysiologic measures will be collected every 6 months over 1 and a half years. The database and specimen repository will be made available to ALS researchers on a merit basis.

    at UC Irvine

  • ECoG BMI for Motor and Speech Control

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    Test the feasibility of using electrocorticography (ECoG) signals to control complex devices for motor and speech control in adults severely affected by neurological disorders.

    at UCSF

  • Therapy in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (TAME)

    open to eligible people ages 18-85

    The purpose of this study is to determine if memantine at 20 mg BID when used in conjunction with riluzole, can slow down the disease progression of patients with ALS including potentially improving their neuropsychiatric changes, as well as determine if serum biomarkers can be used both as a diagnostic and a prognostic marker in patients with ALS. Funding Source: FDA-OPD

    at UC Irvine

  • Arimoclomol in Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of arimoclomol in amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    at UC Irvine

  • Arimoclomol in Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis - Open Label Extension Trial

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    A multicenter, non-randomized, open label trial, to assess long term safety and efficacy of Arimoclomol in subjects with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)who have completed the ORARIALS-01 trial.

    at UC Irvine

  • Effects of Oral Levosimendan (ODM-109) on Respiratory Function in Patients With ALS

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will evaluate whether prolonged oral levosimendan can preserve respiratory function more effectively than placebo, resulting in better patient functionality as measured by the ALSFRS-R scale. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter study, subjects are allocated in a 2:1 ratio to receive either levosimendan (1 -2 mg daily) or placebo for 48 weeks. The primary endpoint is slow vital capacity (SVC) at 12 weeks, with the impact on patient function assessed through 48 weeks, adjusted for patient outcome, using ALSFRS-R (combined assessment of function and survival, CAFS). Other important efficacy measures include time to respiratory events, clinical global impression (CGI), assessment of dyspnea using the Borg scale and sleep scales (Pittsburgh sleep quality index and Epworth sleepiness scale). Patient safety is monitored using conventional methods including adverse events, safety laboratory tests, vital signs and 12-lead EKG. Following screening and baseline visits, patients attend the clinic at 2, 4, 8, 12, 24, 36 and 48 weeks, with telephone assessments conducted at weeks 18, 30 and 42. An end of study visit is performed 14-25 days after the last study treatment administration. The study will be monitored by an independent data and safety monitoring board. A long-term extension study will be available for patients completing the study.

    at UC Irvine UCSD

  • HEALEY ALS Platform Trial - Master Protocol

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The HEALEY ALS Platform Trial is a perpetual multi-center, multi-regimen clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of investigational products for the treatment of ALS.

    at UC Irvine

  • Phenotype, Genotype & Biomarkers in ALS and Related Disorders

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The goals of this study are: (1) to better understand the relationship between the phenotype and genotype of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related diseases, including primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), and frontotemporal dementia (FTD); and (2) to develop biomarkers that might be useful in aiding therapy development for this group of disorders.

    at UCSD

  • Radicava® (Edaravone) Findings in Biomarkers From ALS (REFINE-ALS)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    REFINE-ALS is a prospective, observational, longitudinal, multicenter study designed to identify biomarkers to serve as quantifiable biological non-clinical measures of Edaravone effects in ALS. Epigenetic and protein biomarkers will also be investigated.

    at UC Davis UC Irvine UCLA UCSF

  • Safety and Efficacy of Repeated Administrations of NurOwn® in ALS Patients

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of repeated administration of NurOwn® (MSC-NTF cells) therapy, which is based on transplantation of autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC), which are enriched from the patient's own bone marrow, propagated ex vivo and induced to secrete Neurotrophic factors (NTFs). The autologous NurOwn® (MSC-NTF cells) are back-transplanted into the patient intrathecally by standard lumbar puncture where neurons and glial cells are expected to take up the neurotrophic factors secreted by the transplanted cells

    at UC Irvine

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