DRPLA Natural History and Biomarkers Study
This study aims to recruit paediatric and adult DRPLA mutation carriers and healthy controls across different countries. It aims to characterize the natural history of DRPLA in both juvenile- and adult-onset patients. It also aims to identify clinical, genetic, fluid and imaging biomarkers that can be used for different purposes, such as disease progression biomarkers. With time, it will provide a platform to support the design and conduct of clinical trials. Participants that cannot travel to study sites or live in countries with no study sites could be able to participate in the study. Please contact the study staff is that is your case.
ClinicalTrials.gov Link: clinicaltrials.med.nyu.edu/clinicaltrial/1929/dentatorubral-pallidoluysian-atrophy-natural-history/
About the Study
Eligible Ataxia Types
Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA)
Type of Study
Clinical Trial Phase
Children and Adult 18+
Study Start Date
Estimated Completion Date
IRB Approval #
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
222 East 41st Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY
Chapel Hill, NC
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What does participation in the study entail?
Participants will have an annual visit for three years (baseline visit and two follow-up visits). The DRPLA NHBS aims to collect natural history information for the different clinical features which are characteristic of DRPLA (e.g. ataxia, choreoathetosis, dementia, cognitive impairment, seizures, myoclonus). The protocol includes scales and questionnaires that are crucial to capture the progression of this condition in its multi-systemic aspects and that will contribute to instruct future trial design. Participants will also be offered the opportunity to collect biomaterials and brain MRI to investigate valid biomarkers.
What are the potential benefits for participants?
We aim to increase our understanding of DRPLA, and so will improve the information that we are able to give out to patients in clinic regarding prognosis and quality of life, and will allow better planning of therapeutic trials, which may lead to better treatments.
What are the potential risks for participants?
Is there financial compensation?
Is there travel reimbursement?
Who is eligible?
DRPLA mutation carriers and healthy controls.
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