Clinical trials help to determine if treatments are safe and effective. Studies are monitored to ensure that the rights and safety of all participants are protected. Make an informed decision before agreeing to participate. Read more in our Guide to Participating in Clinical Trials.
31P-MRS Imaging to Assess the Effects of CNM-Au8 on Impaired Neuronal Redox State in Multiple Sclerosis.
REPAIR-MS is a single-center open label, sequential group, investigator and patient blinded study to assess the CNS metabolic effects, safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of CNM-Au8 in patients who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) within fifteen (15) years of Screening. The primary endpoint for this study changes from baseline to week 12 in CNS metabolic changes, based on 31P-MRSimaging.
9-month Study to Assess the Efficacy of Ofatumumab on Microglia in Patients With Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis
We aim to assess the effect of Ofatumumab on microglial activation using [F-18]PBR06 PET in MS patients in relation to changes in serum markers, MRI abnormalities and clinical impairment longitudinally over 9 months. Specific Aims: Specific Aim 1: To determine the effect of Ofatumumab on microglial activation in MS over 9 months. Specific Aim 2: To determine the time course of effect of Ofatumumab on microglial activation and its relationship with peripheral B-cell depletion, serum neurofilament light (sNfL) chain and glial-fibrillary acid protein (GFAP) levels and other serum biomarkers Specific Aim 3: To...
Accurate Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Using PET/MR
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Its main feature is progressive demyelination, which ultimately leads to axon damage and neuron loss. MR is the main imaging technique in the current diagnostic criteria of MS. The conventional MR sequence recommended in this diagnostic criteria has high sensitivity for detecting demyelination and axon damage, but has poor specificity, which makes disease modification therapy (DMT) blind, and it is also difficult to accurately determine the long-term prognosis. PET is a non-invasive molecular imaging technology...
A Comprehensive Assessment of Trunk, Scapula and Upper Limb in Neurological Patients. Reliability, Validity and Interrelatedness
The study aimed to provide insights in the coordination between trunk, shoulder and upper limb while reaching. Two main phases are present in this study: In phase A: the psychometric properties of two tests: Clinical Scapular protocol (ClinScaP) in PwMS (Persons with Multiple Sclerosis) and healthy controls. 1. To investigate the test-retest reliability of the Clinical Scapular Protocol (ClinScaP) and the Reaching Performance Scale (RPS) in PwMS 2. To investigate the discriminative of the ClinScaP between PwMS and healthy controls 3. To investigate the discriminative of the RPS between PwMS and healthy controls ...
Adderall XR and Cognitive Impairment in MS
This 12 week randomized placebo-controlled study will compare the effects of 10 mg and 20 mg of a mixed amphetamine salt, extended release medication (trade name Adderall XR) to placebo on objective measures of processing speed and memory, as well as on self-reported measures of cognition and quality of life. To be enrolled in the study, MS subjects must demonstrate impaired processing speed on the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT).
Addition of Belimumab to B-cell Depletion in Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is the most common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system and a common cause of disability in young adults. Depleting B cells from the circulation with an anti-cluster of differentiation (CD) 20 antibodies has proven to be an effective strategy in reducing relapses and disability in patients with the relapsing-remitting disease. However, continuous and long-term depletion of B-cells can result in reduced immunoglobulin levels, immunosuppression, and an increased tendency for severe infections and perhaps, even malignancy. Blocking B-cell Activating Factor (BAFF) is effective for the treatment of...
A Dyadic Approach for Promoting Physical Activity Among People With MS and Their Support Partners
Both people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their family caregivers experience the impact of this neurodegenerative disease on their health and well-being. The person living with MS and their support partner need to work together as a team to find ways to manage the disease. A physical activity (PA) program that uses a 'dyadic approach' is one possible way of managing the impact of MS. Dyadic programs are unique because they target both people with the disease and their caregivers together to increase their PA levels. This pilot study will deliver a 12-week program using group teleconference and one-on-one support phone calls to teach ...
Aerobic Exercise for Remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis
This is a clinical trial to determine the feasibility of a stationary aerobic cycling intervention and explore if aerobic exercise independently promotes remyelination in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Aerobic Training Effects on Motor and Cognitive Performances in MS: an Exploratory Study With Structural and Functional MRI
Aerobic training (AT) induces cardiovascular, metabolic and muscular changes and has been proposed as a promising rehabilitative approach in elderly adults and in neurological patients to improve both motor and cognitive performances. The Investigators wish to explore the role of AT in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients on physical and neuropsychological functions and its underlying anatomical and functional substrates, using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods. In this project, the Investigators wish to apply aerobic training in right-handed MS patients and healthy controls to assess: 1. the effects of...
A Health Action Process Approach Online Intervention for People With Multiple Sclerosis
The purpose of this study is to implement the person-centered internet-based Health Action Process Approach to promoting physical activity in people with Multiple Sclerosis (i.e., eHAPA-MS online intervention) and assess the intervention's effectiveness and adherence.