Participating in clinical research is an important decision. You should know how the study is being conducted and what your rights are as a research participant. That’s why we aim to equip you with as much knowledge about our study as possible.
A clinical research study is a systematic way of finding answers to difficult scientific or health questions. For example, doctors may do a research study to learn about symptoms related to a disorder.
Clinical research follows pre-defined protocols, which are detailed plans for conducting the study. Clinical studies are strictly regulated by the federal government.
Variants in the ATP1A3 gene are known to cause these neurologic disorders:
This study is recruiting patients who have ATP1A3 gene variants.
One goal of our study is to more clearly identify the characteristics associated with RDP, AHC and CAPOS. We also aim to explore whether variants in the ATP1A3 gene are linked with dystonias, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
The results of the study may help doctors to better diagnose RDP and other movement disorders — and develop improved treatments.
The full title of the study is: “Longitudinal Studies of the Variable Phenotypic Presentations of Rapid-Onset Dystonia-Parkinsonism and Other Movement Disorders.”
This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health, particularly the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
There are other universities participating in this study in conjunction with the University at Buffalo. These sites include:
Patients who participate in research enable clinical staff to be better informed about their condition, medical care and treatment.
Some of the common reasons for participating in research are that participants in a clinical study:
Specific criteria have been established to determine who is eligible to participate in this research study.
You may be eligible to participate in this clinical study if you:
No. There is no charge to participate in this study.
Participation involves several telemedicine (remote) sessions within a two-year period.
During these sessions, the following routine medical procedures will occur:
Yes. Although it is preferred that volunteers are committed to completing the study, volunteers are free to withdraw at any time.
Yes, your anonymity will be protected within the limits of the law. No medical information will be released to outside individuals without your written permission. No names are given when reports on research are made to the scientific community.
If you think you might be eligible for this study, please contact us now.