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Parkinson's Disease clinical trials at UCSF

25 in progress, 9 open to eligible people

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  • A Clinical Study of NLY01 in Patient's With Early Parkinson's Disease

    open to eligible people ages 30-80

    This is a phase 2 study designed to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of NLY01 in subjects with early untreated Parkinson's disease (PD). Evidence suggests NLY01, a pegylated form of exenatide, may be beneficial in PD and is being developed as a potential treatment for neurodegenerative disorders. For more information, please visit: www.PrismPDstudy.com

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Clinical Trial Investigating the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Continuous Subcutaneous ND0612 Infusion in Comparison to Oral IR-LD/CD in Subjects With Parkinson's Disease Experiencing Motor Fluctuations (BouNDless).

    open to eligible people ages 30-80

    This is a multi-center, randomized, double blind, active controlled clinical Study. Following a screening period, eligible subjects will be enrolled to an open-label oral IR LD/CD adjustment period; then an open-label ND0612 conversion period; then after optimization periods subjects will be randomized to receive either ND0612 or its matching Placebo with IR LD/CD. Subjects can continue to an optional open-label extension period for one year; To contact US site near you should go to: www.BouNDless-Study.com

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Retrospective Outcomes Study

    open to all eligible people

    The primary objective of this study is to characterize real-world clinical outcomes of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) using retrospective review of de-identified patient records.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • GDNF Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

    open to eligible people ages 35-75

    The objective of this Phase 1b investigation is to evaluate the safety and potential clinical effect of AAV2-GDNF delivered to the putamen in subjects with either a recent or a long-standing diagnosis of PD.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Microbiota Intervention to Change the Response of Parkinson's Disease

    open to eligible people ages 30 years and up

    The clinical phenotype of Parkinson's disease (PD) is quite variable, as is the response to and side effects from medications. While many patients respond to carbidopa/levodopa early on, motor fluctuations and dyskinesias can become a problem as the condition progresses, causing significant impairment in function and quality of life. The gut microbiome is of increasing interest in PD, potentially contributing to pathophysiology and clinical phenotype. Furthermore, gut bacteria are capable of metabolizing levodopa, which may decrease its ability to reach the central nervous system and could explain the variable effect seen clinically. Altering the population of drug-metabolizing bacteria could improve the clinical symptoms of PD and the benefit seen with medications. The investigators hypothesize that the gut microbiome in people with PD correlates with their phenotypic characteristics, which can be improved with targeting the microbiome through dietary or therapeutic interventions. The investigators propose a two-part clinical trial. First, a cross-sectional analysis will correlate the microbiome profile with (a) the clinical phenotype of PD and (b) medication response. Second, a randomized, controlled trial, will evaluate the effect of microbiome manipulation on clinical phenotype and medication response. The investigators plan to reduce the level of bacteria through antibiotic use, resetting the potentially disadvantageous microbiome population. Outcomes will include changes in clinical symptoms, alterations in the the microbiome, and changes in serum markers of inflammation. This thorough characterization will broaden our understanding of the gut-brain axis significantly in PD in clinically relevant ways that have yet to be explored.

    San Francisco, California

  • PPMI 2.0 Clinical -Establishing a Deeply Phenotyped PD Cohort

    open to eligible people ages 30 years and up

    The Parkinson Progression Marker Initiative 2.0 (PPMI 2.0) is a longitudinal, observational, multi-center natural history study to assess progression of clinical features, digital outcomes, and imaging, biologic and genetic markers of Parkinson's disease (PD) progression in study participants with manifest PD, prodromal PD, and healthy controls The overall goal of PPMI 2.0 is to identify markers of disease progression for use in clinical trials of therapies to reduce progression of PD disability.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Rural Dementia Caregiver Project

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    These caregivers are a vulnerable group due to their physical isolation and well-documented rural disparities in health care access and quality. Many rural dementia caregivers experience serious health consequences due to caregiving responsibilities that can limit their ability to maintain their caregiving role. Thus, there is a pressing need for effective, scalable, and accessible programs to support rural dementia caregivers. Online programs offer a convenient and readily translatable option for program delivery because they can be accessed by caregivers in the home and at the convenience of the user. Building Better Caregivers is an online 6-week, interactive, small-group self-management, social support, and skills-building workshop developed for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. The investigators will conduct a hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial that will enroll and randomize 640 rural dementia caregivers into two groups: 320 in the intervention (workshop) group and 320 in the attention control group. Caregivers will be recruited throughout the United States. Primary outcomes will be caregiver stress and depression symptoms. The investigators hypothesize that stress scores and depression symptoms will be significantly improved at 12 months in the intervention group versus control group. The investigators will also identify key strengths (facilitators) and weaknesses (barriers) of workshop implementation. The investigators will use the RE-AIM implementation framework and a mixed methods approach to identify implementation characteristics pertinent to both caregivers and rural community organizations. If the Building Better Caregivers workshop is proven to be effective, this research has the potential to open new research horizons, particularly on how to reach and effectively support isolated dementia caregivers in rural areas with an intervention that is scalable, even in low-resourced settings. If the workshop can achieve its goals with rural dementia caregivers, some of those most isolated, it would also be expected to be scalable in other low-resourced settings (e.g., in urban or suburban environments).

    San Francisco, California

  • The Motor Network in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia: Mechanisms of Therapy

    open to eligible people ages 21-75

    This is an exploratory pilot study to identify neural correlates of specific motor signs in Parkinson's disease (PD) and dystonia, using a novel totally implanted neural interface that senses brain activity as well as delivering therapeutic stimulation. Parkinson's disease and isolated dystonia patients will be implanted unilaterally or bilaterally with a totally internalized bidirectional neural interface, Medtronic Summit RC+S. This study includes three populations: ten PD patients undergoing deep brain stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus (STN), ten PD patients with a globus pallidus (GPi) target and five dystonia patients. All groups will test a variety of strategies for feedback-controlled deep brain stimulation, and all patients will undergo a blinded, small pilot clinical trial of closed-loop stimulation for thirty days.

    San Francisco, California

  • Trial of Parkinson's And Zoledronic Acid

    open to eligible people ages 60 years and up

    This home-based study is a randomized (1:1) placebo-controlled trial of a single infusion of zoledronic acid-5 mg (ZA) for the prevention of fractures in men and women aged 60 years and older with Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism with at least 2 years of follow-up. A total of 3500 participants will be enrolled and randomized in the United States. Participants, follow-up outcome assessors, and study investigators will be blinded to assigned study treatment. This trial is funded by the National Institute of Aging.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Prasinezumab in Participants With Early Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous (IV) prasinezumab versus placebo in participants with Early Parkinson's Disease (PD) who are on stable symptomatic PD medication.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Prasinezumab (RO7046015/PRX002) in Participants With Early Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2 study will evaluate the efficacy of intravenous prasinezumab (RO7046015/PRX002) versus placebo over 52 weeks in participants with early Parkinson's Disease (PD) who are untreated or treated with monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitors since baseline. The study will consist of three parts: a 52-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled treatment period (Part 1) after which eligible participants will continue into an all-participants-on-treatment blinded dose extension for an additional 52 weeks (Part 2). Participants who complete Part 2 (including the 12-week treatment-free follow up visit assessing long term safety and efficacy of RO7046015) will be offered participation in Part 3 (all-participants-on-RO7046015-treatment) for an additional 260 weeks.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation to Improve Motor and Gait Functions in Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is a single-center phase I clinical study aiming to improve gait functions in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) by using adaptive neurostimulation to the pallidum. The investigators will use a bidirectional deep brain stimulation device with sensing and stimulation capabilities to 1) decode the physiological signatures of gait and gait adaptation by recording neural activities from the motor cortical areas and the globus pallidus during natural walking and a gait adaptation task, and 2) develop an adaptive deep brain stimulation (DBS) paradigm to selectively stimulate the pallidum during different phases of the gait cycle and measure improvements in gait parameters. This is the first exploration of network dynamics of gait in PD using chronically implanted cortical and subcortical electrodes. In addition to providing insights into a fundamental process, the proposed therapy will deliver personalized neurostimulation based on individual physiological biomarkers to enhance locomotor skills in patients with PD. Ten patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease undergoing evaluation for DBS implantation will be enrolled in this single treatment arm study.

    San Francisco, California

  • Chronic Effects of DBS in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to use an investigational device to record brain activity for 12-24 months following surgical implantation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems. The goal of the study is better understanding of brain activity in movement disorders and how they relate to DBS, not to bring new devices to market.

    San Francisco, California

  • Cortical Stimulation to Treat Mood and Behavioral Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease Patients

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will investigate cortical stimulation to treat mood and behavioral symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients.

    San Francisco, California

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Boston Scientific's Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system in the treatment of patients with with advanced, levodopa-responsive bilateral Parkinson's disease (PD) which is not adequately controlled with medication.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of BIIB054 in Participants With Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of BIIB054 via dose response using the change from baseline in Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) Total Score. The secondary objectives of the study are to evaluate the dose-related safety of BIIB054, to evaluate the clinical efficacy of BIIB054 via MDS-UPDRS total score, to assess the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of BIIB054, to evaluate the clinical efficacy of BIIB054 based on MDS-UPDRS subparts, to evaluate the pharmacodynamic effects of BIIB054 on the integrity of nigrostriatal dopaminergic nerve terminals and to evaluate the immunogenicity of BIIB054.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • MBCT for People With Parkinson's Disease and Caregivers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study aims to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in reducing anxiety and/or depressive symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and caregivers of people with PD.

    San Francisco, California

  • More Than a Movement Disorder: Applying Palliative Care to Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a two-center (University of Colorado, University of California San Francisco) community-based comparative effectiveness study of outpatient palliative care for Parkinson's disease (PD) and related disorders (progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), multiple systems atrophy (MSA), Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). In September 2018, the study was amended to also include Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders (Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), Vascular Dementia). It will utilize a randomized stepped-wedge design to compare patient and caregiver outcomes between usual care in the community versus usual care augmented by palliative training and telemedicine support to provide other resources (e.g. social work).

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Observational, Long-term Extension Study for Participants of Prior VY-AADC01 Studies

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    An extension study for participants who have completed a prior VY-AADC01 clinical study

    San Francisco, California

  • Pimavanserin vs. Quetiapine for the Treatment Parkinson's Psychosis

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) sometimes experience symptoms affecting their movement, such as slowness, tremor, stiffness, and balance or walking problems. Many patients also have other symptoms not related to movement, called non-motor symptoms, which may affect one's mood or emotions, memory or thinking, or cause one to see or hear things that aren't real (hallucinations) or believe things that aren't true (delusions). Hallucinations or delusions, together called psychosis, occur in up to 60% of PD patients at some point in time. Parkinson's disease psychosis can sometimes be associated with decreased quality of life, increased nursing home placement, increased rate of death, and greater caregiver burden. There are approximately 50,000 Veterans with Parkinson's disease receiving care in the VA, and up to 30,000 (60%) of them will experience psychosis at some point in time. Quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is the most commonly used medication to treat PD psychosis, but more studies are needed to determine if it works for this condition and is also well tolerated and safe. Pimavanserin is a newer antipsychotic drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically to treat PD psychosis, but more studies are needed to determine if it works and its safety. The purpose of this research is to gather additional information on the safety and effectiveness of both Quetiapine and Pimavanserin. By doing this study, the investigators hope to learn which of these medications is the most effective course of treatment for people with PD psychosis. Your individual participation in this research will last approximately 54 weeks.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Safety and Efficacy Study of VY-AADC01 for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Safety and efficacy of AADC gene transfer in participants with Parkinson's disease.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This study is a Phase 3 multi-site, randomized, evaluator-masked, study of endurance treadmill exercise on changes in the Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) Part III score at 12 months among persons with early stage Parkinson disease. 370 participants will be randomly assigned to 2 groups: 1)60-65% HRmax or 2)80-85% HRmax 4 times per week. The primary objective is to test whether the progression of the signs of Parkinson's disease is attenuated at 12 months in among persons who have not initiated medication for Parkinson Disease (PD) when they perform high-intensity endurance treadmill exercise.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Study to Identify Clinical, Imaging and Biologic Markers of Parkinson Disease Progression

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a observational, multi-center study to assess progression of clinical features, imaging and biologic biomarkers in Parkinson disease (PD) patients compared to healthy controls (HC) and in PD patient subtypes. The primary objective of this study is to identify clinical, imaging and biologic markers of PD progression for use in clinical trials of disease-modifying therapies.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • VY-AADC02 for Parkinson's Disease With Motor Fluctuations (RESTORE-1)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objectives of this study are to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of VY-AADC02 in Patients with Parkinson's Disease with Motor Fluctuations.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Wearable Assessments in the Clinic and Home in PD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate disease progression in persons with early Parkinson disease, as assessed by digital and electronic sensor data collection to be correlated with typical clinical assessments.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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