Electrical Impedance Myography and Ultrasound as Biomarkers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (QED)
Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston Neurology Department invite children to participate in a new research study. Researchers are looking for boys ages 2 - 30 with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and healthy boys ages 2 - 30 (without any nerve or muscle concerns) to serve as controls. The study is evaluating a new technique that will test nerve and muscle function. The testing is all pain free.
Children participating in the study will come in for 10 visits over two years. Visits will take place every month at first, then less often for the remaining visits. The tests for the study itself take approximately 2hours. If participants are interested or would like to learn more about the study, please call Lavanya Madabusi at 617-919-3554 or Lavanya.Madabusi@childrens.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.
|Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Electrical Impedance Myography and Ultrasound as Biomarkers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy|
- The rate of decline of DMD patients versus normal subjects as assessed by EIM and quantitative ultrasound [ Time Frame: up to 45 months ]With the successful completion of this aim, the investigators will establish that alterations in both EIM and QUS provide meaningful surrogate measures of disease progression in DMD.
- The rate of decline of DMD patients versus normal subjects as assessed by handheld dynamometry, 6-minute walk, and other functional tests. [ Time Frame: up to 45 months ]With the successful completion of this aim, the investigators will establish that alterations in functional assessments may provide additional meaningful surrogate measures of disease progression in DMD.
|Study Start Date:||April 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
35 boys ages 2 through 30 with DMD
35 healthy boys ages 2 through 30
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01491555
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Children's Hospital Boston|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|Principal Investigator:||Basil Darras, MD||Boston Children’s Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Seward Rutkove, MD||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|