This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Sponsor National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Collaborator Massachusetts General Hospital
Start date March 1998
Trial size 75 participants
Trial identifier NCT00004457, 199/13650, MGH-1K08NS01896, MGH-97-7231



I. Determine specific clinical features, molecular abnormalities, and laboratory-based biological markers of free radical stress that are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and influence disease severity.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model defined population
Primary purpose screening
Time perspective prospective

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA: --Disease Characteristics-- Clinically diagnosed probable or definite, sporadic or familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis --Patient Characteristics-- Pulmonary: No artificial ventilation required Other: No other neurodegenerative diseases No concurrent or history of unstable medical illness

Additional Information

Description PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a screening and diagnostic study. Blood and urine samples are collected from patients every 2 months for 1 year. All samples are evaluated for measures of free radical damage and levels of the body's own antioxidant activity.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2005.
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