Category Archives: Current Trials and Studies

Collagen VI Hyperinsufflation Study

This research study includes children ages 5 to 20 years old with Collagen Type 6 Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. The goal of this study is to measure the effect of breathing exercise to stretch the chest in slowing the loss of breathing function. The breathing stretches are done with a machine called Cough Assist®. Click here [...]

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Clinical Trial Readiness for the Dystroglycanopathies

The purpose of the study is to describe the early signs and symptoms of the dystroglycanopathies, and to gather information that will be required for future clinical trials. Click here for more information.

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Proxy Outcome Measure

The National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting parents or caregivers of children with neuromuscular disease under 6 years old to participate in a research study. Click here for more information.

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    A group of diseases causing muscle weakness at birth. Several defined genetic mutations cause muscles to break down faster than they can repair or grow. A child with CMD may have various neurological or physical impairments. Some children never gain the ability to walk, while others lose the ability as they grow older. Learn more...

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