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Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection and Repository Storage

This study is currently recruiting participants.

Summary | Eligibility | Citations | Contacts

Summary

Number

13-N-0140

Sponsoring Institute

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Participants currently recruited/enrolled
Gender: Male & Female
Min Age: 2
Max Age: 100

Referral Letter Required

Yes

Population Exclusion(s)

None

Special Instructions

Currently Not Provided

Keywords

Biomarkers;
Immune Responses;
Lumbar Puncture;
Neurological Diseases;
Novel Pathogens

Recruitment Keyword(s)

None

Condition(s)

Neurological Diseases

Investigational Drug(s)

None

Investigational Device(s)

None

Intervention(s)

None

Supporting Site

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Background:

- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the liquid around the brain and spinal cord. Many diseases can only be diagnosed by examining the CSF. A lumbar puncture is used to collect and test CSF. Once someone is already having a lumbar puncture, a small extra amount of CSF can be collected at the same time. This fluid can be used to study brain, nerve, and related health issues. Researchers want to collect CSF and blood samples from people who are scheduled to have a lumbar puncture.

Objectives:

- To collect cerebrospinal fluid and blood samples from individuals who are having a lumbar puncture.

Eligibility:

- Individuals between 2 and 100 years of age who are scheduled to have a lumbar puncture for clinical or research purposes.

Design:

- Participants will have a lumbar puncture for clinical or research purposes.

- During the procedure, an additional sample of CSF will be collected. They will also provide a blood sample, if one is not taken at the time of the procedure.

- Treatment will not be provided as part of this study.

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Eligibility

SUBJECT INCLUSION CRITERIA:

-Subjects between the ages of 2 years and 100 years identified to undergo LP for research or for clinical care purposes at the NIH Clinical Center.

SUBJECT EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

-Subjects with the inability to provide informed consent either directly or via a legally authorized representative.

Inclusion of Vulnerable Subjects - Research Involving Adults Who Are Or May Be Unable To Consent:

-The risks to all subjects involved in this research project are no more than minimal risk as we are only collecting additional CSF and plasma during a LP procedure that is already being performed under a separate research protocol or as a clinically indicated procedure. At the time of the LP it will already be determined if the subject is able to give informed consent and if not a legally authorized representative will have been appointed who will decide if the additional CSF and plasma can be obtained from the individual.


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Citations:

Kuntz KM, Kokmen E, Stevens JC, Miller P, Offord KP, Ho MM. Post-lumbar puncture headaches: experience in 501 consecutive procedures. Neurology. 1992 Oct;42(10):1884-7.

Silverberg GD, Heit G, Huhn S, Jaffe RA, Chang SD, Bronte-Stewart H, Rubenstein E, Possin K, Saul TA. The cerebrospinal fluid production rate is reduced in dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Neurology. 2001 Nov 27;57(10):1763-6.

Ebinger F, Kosel C, Pietz J, Rating D. Headache and backache after lumbar puncture in children and adolescents: a prospective study. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun;113(6):1588-92.

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Contacts:

Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Avindra Nath, M.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
BG 10 RM 7C103
10 CENTER DR
BETHESDA MD 20814
(301) 496-1561
natha@mail.nih.gov

Amanda M. Wiebold
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institutes of Health
Building 10
Room 7C107
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 594-5194
amanda.wiebold@nih.gov

Office of Patient Recruitment
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Building 61, 10 Cloister Court
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Toll Free: 1-800-411-1222
Local Phone: 301-451-4383
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
PRPL@cc.nih.gov

Clinical Trials Number:

NCT01862107

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