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Sleep Disorders of Patients With Diseases of the Nervous System

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: NCT00001664
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2017
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease
Hypersomnia Narcolepsy Nervous System Disease Sleep Disorder

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.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 83 participants
Official Title: Training Protocol for Various Sleep Disorders in Patients With Neurological Disorders
Study Start Date : December 4, 1996
Study Completion Date : September 7, 2011

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
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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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): NCT00001664

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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)

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Other Study ID Numbers: 970070
First Posted: November 4, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2017
Last Verified: September 7, 2011

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Disorders of Excessive Somnolence
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic