Clinical Research Focused on Benefiting Patients With Movement Disorders
University Hospitals Neurological Institute’s Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center is using clinical research to quickly bring advances from the laboratory to the bedside.
Along with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the center is working to refine current techniques and discover new treatments. Areas of investigation include:
- The establishment of the Case Western Reserve University Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative’s (CTSC) Parkinson’s disease phenotypic and genotypic registry to examine the genetic effects of the disease.
- Participation in the national BrainGate 2 study, which is examining the potential and ability of those suffering paralysis to control a computer cursor and other assistive devices with their thoughts.
- A Phase 4, open-label, efficacy and safety study of APOKYN® for rapid and reliable improvement of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease.
- A National Institutes of Health-sponsored study examining functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) investigations of the effects of deep brain stimulation in dystonia.
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) investigations of Parkinson’s disease and the brain network changes involved in changes in the handling and perception of other parts of the body for patients with Parkinson’s disease.