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Parkinson's Disease clinical trials at UCSF

25 in progress, 12 open to eligible people

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  • BIIB122 Tablets and if it Can Slow the Worsening of Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease in Participants Between the Ages of 30 and 80

    open to eligible people ages 30-80

    In this study, researchers will learn more about a study drug called BIIB122 in participants with early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD). In this study: - Participants will take 225 milligrams (mg) of BIIB122 or a placebo as tablets by mouth. A placebo looks like the study drug but has no real medicine in it. - Participants will take BIIB122 or placebo 1 time a day for up to a minimum of 48 weeks and a maximum of 144 weeks. - Certain medications for PD will be allowed at enrollment for a subset of participants. - Participants will have to visit at 2-week intervals between baseline and week 12 and at 4-week intervals between week 12 and week 48 and at 12 week intervals between week 48 and week 144. The main question researchers are trying to answer is if taking BIIB122 slows the worsening of symptoms more than placebo in the early stages of PD. To help answer this question, researchers will use a questionnaire called the Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, also known as the MDS-UPDRS. Researchers will use the MDS-UPDRS to learn about participant PD symptoms and how they affect their daily life. Researchers will also learn more about the safety of BIIB122.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Exercise for Cognitive Excellence in Parkinson's Disease

    open to eligible people ages 40-80

    This study will evaluate the safety and feasibility of a home-based, virtually-supervised, combined high intensity endurance and resistance training program in people with Parkinson's disease. It will also evaluate the effects of exercise on cognition and underlying exercise-related biological markers (biomarkers).

    San Francisco, California

  • 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

  • PK and Biodistribution of 18F-OP-801 in Patients With ALS, AD, MS, PD and Healthy Volunteers

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    This is a Phase 1/2 study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of 18F-OP-801 in subjects with ALS, AD, MS, PD and age-matched HVs. 18F-OP-801 is intended as a biomarker for PET imaging of activated microglia and macrophages in regions of neuroinflammation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Parkinson Disease of Exercise

    open to eligible people ages 40-80

    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

  • 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

  • Understanding Motivation in Parkinson's Patients Through Neurophysiology

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The study's aim is to better understand motivation and value-based decision making in Parkinson's patients through neurophysiology using Medtronic's Percept PC DBS device.

    San Francisco, California

  • Automated Imaging Differentiation of Parkinsonism

    open to eligible people ages 40-80

    The purpose of this study is to test the performance of the AID-P across 21 sites in the Parkinson Study Group. Each site will perform imaging, clinical scales, diagnosis, and will upload the data to the web-based software tool. The clinical diagnosis will be blinded to the diagnostic algorithm and the imaging diagnosis will be compared to the movement disorders trained neurologist diagnosis.

    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

  • Parkinson Progression Marker Initiative Online (PPMI Online)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Parkinson Progression Marker Initiative Online (PPMI Online) is an observational study collecting participant reported information from people with and without Parkinson's disease (PD), for the goal of better understanding risk and predictive factors for PD. PPMI Online is part of the broader Parkinson Progression Marker Initiative aimed at identifying markers of disease progression for use in clinical trials of therapies to reduce progression of PD disability.

    San Francisco, California

  • Parkinson's Foundation PD GENEration Genetic Registry

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Development of a central repository for PD-related genomic data for future research.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • PPMI Clinical - Establishing a Deeply Phenotyped PD Cohort

    open to eligible people ages 30 years and up

    The Parkinson Progression Marker Initiative (PPMI) 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 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

  • NLY01 in Patient's With Early Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Intravenous Prasinezumab in Participants With Early Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

  • 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 open-label extension (all-participants-on-RO7046015-treatment) for an additional 260 weeks.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Adaptive DBS Algorithm for Personalized Therapy in Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of the study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of adaptive DBS (aDBS) for Parkinson's disease.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new 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

  • 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

  • ND0612 vs. Oral Immediate Release Levodopa/Carbidopa (IR-LD/CD) in Subjects With Parkinson's Disease Experiencing Motor Fluctuations

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, 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.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • GDNF Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

  • Ketamine for Veterans With Parkinson's Disease

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a devastating illness that has a growing impact on Veterans. One of the most disabling symptoms is depression, which is common in PD and linked to poor quality of life and higher risk of suicide. Unfortunately, there is a lack of effective treatments for depression in PD. Ketamine, which has rapid and potent antidepressant effects, is a potential option but has not been tested in Veterans with PD. Studies in rodents show that ketamine may not only improve depression in PD, it may target two of the underlying drivers of the disease: (1) reduced neuroplasticity, or the brain's ability to adapt and remodel itself; and (2) elevated inflammation. The investigators are conducting a randomized, placebo-controlled study to examine if a dose of intravenous (IV) ketamine improves depression in Veterans with PD. The investigators will also examine ketamine's effects on neuroplasticity and inflammation, which will help us understand how ketamine works in PD and if it can be a useful treatment for Veterans with the disease. This study will lay groundwork for a larger clinical trial across multiple VA sites.

    San Francisco, California

  • ANPD001 in Parkinson Disease

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This clinical trial is designed to test the safety and tolerability of injecting ANPD001 cells that will mature into dopamine-producing cells into the brain of participants with Parkinson Disease. All participants will have ANPD001 cells manufactured from their own previously collected cells.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    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

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

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objective of this study is to assess the safety of VY-AADC02 in participants with Parkinson's disease (PD) with motor fluctuations.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Parkinson's Disease research studies include .

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