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Sarcopenia New Treatments and Clinical Trials

Avoid Sarcopenia by staying active, fit and healthy!

Sarcopenia is characterized by the loss of muscle mass and muscle strength associated with old age. This loss of muscle mass and muscle strength often makes the muscles dysfunctional. It might seem to be inevitable; however it can be prevented if proper care is taken during the early days.

Other than aging, there are other underlying causes of Sarcopenia. Disease and malnutrition – both of these are quite common with Sarcopenia. It is also related to motor unit restructuring and changes in hormone levels.

Sarcopenia can be diagnosed from the external symptom of excessive loss of muscle mass. As a result, it leads to weakness and frailty. The most important risk factor for Sarcopenia is lack of exercise. The symptoms can be controlled to some extent even at the old age, by performing regular work outs. Regular exercise helps to strengthen the muscle and can reduce the frailty. Medications are also used to treat the problem in certain situations. Changing lifestyle and diet also play a major role in treating the disease.

Several clinical studies are being conducted all over the world to find out effective developments in this regard. Clinical trials for Sarcopenia are an important step in the development of new treatments and 16 clinical trials are currently active in the United State for Sarcopenia. These clinical trials are being conducted in about a dozen cities and are being performed by 15 different clinical trial investigators (doctors who conduct and supervise the clinical study). 36 interventions are being tested in Sarcopenia clinical trials.

Listed below are some clinical trials, treatments under investigation and research sites conducting Sarcopenia Clinical Trials.

Sarcopenia clinical trials interventions

  • Sodium Nitroprusside
  • Drug: Testosterone Injection
  • Testosterone Injection
  • L-Nmma
  • Insulin Regular
  • Insulin Regular
  • Testosterone Enanthate
  • Rapamycin
  • Amino Acid Supplementation
  • Low-Intensity Resistance Exercise
  • Blood Flow Restriction Cuff
  • Testosterone Gel

Sites/Medical Centers doing Sarcopenia Clinical Trials

  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Iowa State University
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • UTMB General Clinical Research Center, located in the John Sealy Hospital
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Nix Medical Center
  • National Institute of Aging, Clinical Research Unit
  • Provident Clinical Research
  • Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
  • University of Oklahoma

Clinical Trial Investigators for Sarcopenia

  • Rachel Burrows, BA (Washington University School of Medicine)
  • Rick L Sharp, PhD (Iowa State University)
  • Randall J Urban, M.D. (The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)
  • Blake B Rasmussen, PhD (UTMB General Clinical Research Center, located in the John Sealy Hospital)
  • Amy C Ellis, MPH (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Elena Volpi, MD, PhD (Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch)
  • Elena Volpi, MD, PhD (Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch)
  • Dina Goytia-Leos, MD (Nix Medical Center)
  • Charles S. Hesdorffer, M.D. (National Institute of Aging, Clinical Research Unit)
  • Kevin Maki, PhD (Provident Clinical Research)
  • Roger Fielding, Ph.D (Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University)
  • Joel Cramer, PhD (University of Oklahoma)

List of Clinical Trials for Sarcopenia

You can use the sarcopenia clinical trials tool to find a medical study near you.

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