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Sleep Disorders of Patients With Diseases of the Nervous System

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) Identifier:
First received: November 3, 1999
Last updated: January 24, 2017
Last verified: September 7, 2011

The purpose of this study is to assist training doctors about different diseases of the nervous system affecting sleep.

Patients selected to participate in this study will have any of a variety of sleep disorders. They will undergo several tests including an overnight recording of brain activity, eye movement, leg movement, breathing, heart rate, and other measures.

Results of these tests will be used to better understand diseases causing sleep disorders and may be used to develop better treatments for them.

Nervous System Disease
Sleep Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Training Protocol for Various Sleep Disorders in Patients With Neurological Disorders

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

Enrollment: 83
Study Start Date: December 4, 1996
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 7, 2011
Detailed Description:
The objective of this protocol is to provide training in a broad range of neurological sleep disorders to clinical associates who are eligible for sitting in the Board examination of the Added Qualification of Clinical Neurophysiology administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. This protocol is to supplement small accrual of research patients who are referred from within the NIH.

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Patients 5 years of age and older, with the following referring diagnoses:



REM behavior disorder

Frontal nocturnal dystonia

Restless legs syndrome



Nocturnal epileptic seizure

Nocturnal movement disorder

Sleep-related diagnostic dilemma

Sleep apnea associated with neurological disorders

Patients who are ambulatory and who are able to comply with the study procedures.

Patients who are able to understand and sign the informed consent. (Parent or guardian for minors).


Patients who have been diagnosed with acute and progressive neurological disorders.

Patients who are unable to comply with the study procedures and require other than standard care.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00001664

United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00001664     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 970070
Study First Received: November 3, 1999
Last Updated: January 24, 2017

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Multiple Sleep Latency Test
Sleep Disorders
Periodic Leg Movements

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Disorders of Excessive Somnolence
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias processed this record on April 21, 2017