A large number of disorders are classified under neuromuscular.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related disorders
- Stem cell study: ALS is a neurodegenerative disorder, which results in loss of a type of cells called the motor neurons. Replacing these cells with stems cells can hold promise in improving or reversing disease progression. This study will start recruiting soon at UF.
- Multiple therapeutic trials are recruiting at UF to investigate the use of new medications in the management of ALS.
- ALS is a relatively rare disorder. UF has a registry that allows researcher to track information from all the patients with ALS at our institution and use it to improve care.
- Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a disorder that shares some features with ALS. As ALS, we do not have an active cure for this disorder. One study evaluating a medication in this disorder is recruiting at UF.
Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT)
- Multiple studies are investigating new medications in the management of CMT.
- Myasthenia gravis: a study collecting blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples from patients with myasthenia gravis is ongoing at UF. This collection of information can be used to better understand this disorder.
- Peripheral neuropathy: Diabetes causes damage in multiple body parts including the nerve called peripheral neuropathy. A trial is investigating a new medical agent in the treatment of this condition.
- Ataxias: multiple studies including natural history (follow the progression of the symptoms) are enrolling patients with ataxia at UF. Speak with your doctor or the study coordinator to determine eligibility.
Contact Jennifer Steshyn Jennifer.Steshyn@neurology.ufl.edu for more information.