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Summary

for people ages 40–80 (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:

Description

Summary

The goal of this study is to identify the most reliable methods of analysis for tracking CBD, PSP, and o/vPSP over time. The results from this study may be used in the future to calculate statistical power for clinical drug trials. The study will also provide information about the relative value of novel imaging techniques for diagnosis, as well as the value of imaging techniques versus testing of blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 'biomarkers'.

Official Title

The Four-Repeat Tauopathy Neuroimaging Initiative

Keywords

Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS) Cortical-basal Ganglionic Degeneration (CBGD) Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Nonfluent Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia (nfvPPA) Oligosymptomatic/Variant Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (o/vPSP) CBD CBS CBGD PSP nfvPPA oPSP vPSP o/vPSP Corticobasal Degeneration Corticobasal Syndrome Cortocal-basal Ganglionic Degeneration Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Nonfluent Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia Oligosymptomatic Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Variant Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Biomarker Neuroimaging MRI PET Tau Oculomotor Retinal Imaging Paralysis Aphasia Supranuclear Palsy, Progressive Tauopathies Aphasia, Primary Progressive Pick Disease of the Brain Frontotemporal Dementia

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 40–80

  • No known history of neurological disease, or meet criteria for one of the following:Corticobasal Syndrome or Degeneration (CBS or CBD); Progressive Supranuclear Palsy(PSP); or Oligo- or Variant- Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (o/vPSP)
  • Needs a reliable study partner who has frequent contact with the participant, who is available to provide information about the participant, and who can accompany the participant to research visits as needed
  • Must be willing and able to undergo testing procedures, which include longitudinal follow-up visits
  • Must be able to walk five steps with minimal assistance

You CAN'T join if...

  • Significant neurological disease other than CBD, PSP, or a variant PSP syndrome.
  • Presence of pacemakers, aneurysm clips, artificial heart valves, ear implants, or metal fragments or metal objects in the eyes, skin, or body
  • In the site investigator's opinion, inability to complete sufficient key study procedures, or some other equivalent assessment of impairment

Locations

  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) accepting new patients
    San Francisco, California, 94158, United States
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD) accepting new patients
    San Diego, California, 92037, United States
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester accepting new patients
    Rochester, Minnesota, 55905, United States
  • University of Toronto accepting new patients
    Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8, Canada
  • University of Pennsylvania accepting new patients
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States
  • Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital accepting new patients
    Charlestown, Massachusetts, 02129, United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT02966145
Lead Scientist
Adam L Boxer
Study Type
Observational
Last Updated
November 2016
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