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Summary of Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Trials, Research Investigators and New Treatments

Parkinson’s disease (also known as Parkinson’s, Parkinson disease, or PD) is a disorder of the central nervous system (brain) that impairs an individual’s motor skills (movement ability), cognitive processes (thinking ability), and other functions.

The most obvious symptoms are motor-related, including a distinct tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement (read about Muhammad Ali’s fight with Parkinson’s Disease). Current treatments are ONLY effective at managing the early motor symptoms of the disease. These treatments include drugs like levadopa, dompamins agonists and MAO-B Inhibitors. 

Clinical Trials (learn more about what clinical trials are and how you can participate in them) are an important process in developing new treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. At present, there are approximately 125 parkinson’s trials currently active in the United States. These clinical trials are evaluating 135+ different interventions for Parkinson’s Disease. These clinical trials are being conducted in 235 different medical centers/institutes and doctor offices. The trials are being investigated by approximately 144 clinical trial investigators.

Parkinson’s Clinical Trials interventions

  • Rasagiline
  • Cadd-Legacy® 1400 Ambulatory Infusion Pump
  • Preladenant
  • Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel With Placebo Capsules
  • Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Placebo Gel With Active Oral Medication (Capsules Containing Levodopa-Carbidopa Tablets)
  • Droxidopa
  • Safinamide
  • Levodopa-Carbidopa Capsules Active And Placebo Gel
  • Sugar Pill
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Vitamin D
  • Placebo To Preladenant

Sites/Medical Centers doing Parkinson’s Clinical Trials

  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Neurology Neurodiagnostic Lab
  • Upstate Clinical Research, LLC
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • National Center for Voice and Speech-Denver; An Affiliate of the unniversity of Colorado
  • QUEST Research Institute
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • VA Medical Center, Philadelphia
  • Pharmax Research Clinic, LLC
  • Clinical Trials Research Services LLC
  • CNI Movement Disorders Center

Clinical Trial Investigators for Parkinson’s

  • Christopher Goetz, M.D. (Rush University Medical Center)
  • Nasrollah Eslami, MD (Neurology Neurodiagnostic Lab)
  • Christopher S. Calder, MD (Upstate Clinical Research, LLC)
  • Hubert H. Fernandez, MD (Cleveland Clinic)
  • Heather Gustafson, MA, CCC-SLP (National Center for Voice and Speech-Denver; An Affiliate of the unniversity of Colorado)
  • Aaron L Ellenbogen, OD, MPH (QUEST Research Institute)
  • Aideen McInerney-Leo (National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike)
  • Bernadette Schoneberg, MD (Oregon Health and Science University)
  • John E Duda, MD (VA Medical Center, Philadelphia)
  • Roger Rousseau, MD (Pharmax Research Clinic, LLC)
  • Larry A. Dobkin, MD (Clinical Trials Research Services LLC)
  • Rajeev Kumar, MD (CNI Movement Disorders Center)

List of Clinical Trials for Parkinson’s

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial of parkinson’s, you can find trials near you.

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