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Diagnosis and Natural History Study of Patients With Neurological Conditions

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00001549
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of neurological conditions. Patients participating in this study will continue receiving medical care, routine laboratory tests, and diagnostics tests (X-rays, CT-scans, and nuclear imaging), from their primary care physician. Doctors at the NIH plan to follow these patients and offer advice and assistance to their primary care physicians.

Condition or disease
Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Movement Disorder Multiple System Atrophy Parkinson's Disease

Detailed Description:
The objective of this protocol is to provide diagnosis and follow Experimental Therapeutics Branch (ETB) patients not currently entered on another research protocol. No investigational treatments will be administered on this protocol, and the NIH physicians will be playing largely a consultative role to the patient's primary physician.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 600 participants
Official Title: Diagnosis and Natural History Protocol for Patients With Neurological Conditions
Study Start Date : October 1995
Study Completion Date : January 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


Patients may be included on this protocol if they have an identifiable neurological disorder or represent a diagnostic puzzle. These disorders would include patients with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, restless legs syndrome, other cognitive and movement disorders, and diagnostic puzzles.

Patients 18-90 years of age, inclusive, are eligible.

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT00001549

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United States, Maryland
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00001549    
Other Study ID Numbers: 960009
First Posted: November 4, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: January 2006
Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Movement Disorders
Diagnostic Puzzles
Alzheimer Disease
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Alzheimer Disease
Movement Disorders
Multiple System Atrophy
Shy-Drager Syndrome
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Primary Dysautonomias
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases