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Study for Muscular Dystrophy

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center are conducting a study on Fragile Sarcolemmal-associated Muscular Dystrophies (FSMD).

The goal of this study is to:

  • identify biological indicators of the changes that occur in the muscle-cell membrane of people diagnosed with one of the FSMDs.

Consider this study if you have been diagnosed with one of the FSMDs: Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy type 2B-F, I, L, Myoshi Myopathy, Becker Muscular Dystrophy, or Myoshi Muscular Dystrophy-3.

All study-related tests are provided at no cost to you.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Have been diagnosed with one of the FSMDs
  • Can commit to multiple five day stays at the NIH
  • Can walk 33 feet without walking aids or orthotics
  • Are under the care of a primary care physician

You may not be eligible if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have active, on-going medical problems such as diabetes, renal, orthotics hepatic, pulmonary or cardiac disease
  • Are taking anti-inflammatory drugs, narcotics or drugs with known myotoxicity

The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is located on the Metro red line, Medical Center stop in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Refer to study # 13-CH-0112

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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This page last updated on 09/07/2017

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