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Mucopolysaccharidosis clinical trials at UCSF
3 in progress, 3 open to new patients

  • A Study of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIB (MPS IIIB)

    open to eligible people ages 1–10

    Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB (MPS IIIB, also known as Sanfilippo Syndrome Type B) is a severe neurodegenerative disorder. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the health problems in patients with MPS IIIB and how to measure these problems over time. It will particularly look at how the disease develops in young children. This is an observational study, so no experimental drug will be given. The results from this study will help us design future studies to measure whether these health problems get better when we give experimental drug for MPS IIIB.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Longitudinal Studies of Brain Structure and Function in MPS Disorders

    open to eligible people ages 6–25

    Neurobehavioral function and quality of life are compromised in many patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) disorders. The long-term goals of this research are to: 1) more accurately inform patients/parents regarding potential neurobehavioral outcomes; 2) develop sensitive measures of disease progression and central nervous system (CNS) treatment outcome; and 3) help clinical researchers develop direct treatments for specific brain structures/functions. The investigators hypothesize that specific and localized neuroimaging and neuropsychological findings and their relationship will be distinct for each MPS disorder. It is further hypothesized that without treatment, functions will decline and structure will change over time in a predictable fashion, and will be related to locus of abnormality and stage of disease.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VI Clinical Surveillance Program (CSP)

    open to all eligible people

    The objectives of this program are: to further characterize the natural progression of MPS VI disease; to generate and disseminate information on the care and management of MPS VI patients to clinical and medical professionals; to provide a resource to physicians and patients by providing information for optimizing patient care based on aggregate data; to characterize the clinical response to long-term Naglazyme® (galsulfase) treatment; to further characterize the long-term safety of Naglazyme® treatment.

    Oakland, California and other locations