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Spinocerebellar Ataxia clinical trials at UC Health
4 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • Natural History Study of and Genetic Modifiers in Spinocerebellar Ataxias

    open to eligible people ages 6 years and up

    Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) are genetic neurological diseases that cause imbalance, poor coordination, and speech difficulties. There are different kinds of SCA and this study will focus on types 1, 2,3, and 6 (SCA 1, SCA 2, SCA 3 , also known as Machado-Joseph disease and SCA 6). The diseases are rare, slowly progressive, cause increasingly severe neurological difficulties and are variable across and within genotypes. The purpose of this research study is to bring together a group of experts in the field of SCA for the purpose of learning more about the disease. The research questions are: 1. How does your disease progress over time? 2. What are the best ways to measure the progression? 3. Do some genes, other than the gene that is abnormal in your disease, have any effect on the way the disease behaves? This is a nationwide study and we expect that 800 patients will participate all over the USA. The participants will be in the study for an indeterminate period of time. Study visits will be done every 6 or 12 months depending on the participating site.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • An Open Pilot Trial of BHV-4157

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    24 adults, between the ages of 18 and 75 years, with cerebellar ataxia will be enrolled in a 12 week trial of BHV-4157 for treatment of ataxia. BHV-4157 is a pro-drug of riluzole (which is currently FDA-approved for ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease). There will be 5 visits to UCLA required--Screening when general and neurological examination, blood and urine testing, ECG, and questionnaires will be administered; Baseline when general and neurological examination and questionnaires will be administered and study drug dispensed; Week 4 and Week 12 when general and neurological examination, blood and urine testing, ECG, and questionnaires will be administered; 2 weeks after finishing study drug when general examination and blood testing will be completed. There is an option for a 36 week extension of the study drug trial.

    at UCLA

  • BHV-4157 in Adult Subjects With Spinocerebellar Ataxia

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of BHV-4157 (200mg once daily) versus placebo after 48 weeks of treatment in subjects with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA).

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Trial in Adult Subjects With Spinocerebellar Ataxia

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of BHV-4157 versus placebo after 8 weeks of treatment on ataxia symptoms in subjects with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA).

    at UCSF UCLA

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