This study is currently recruiting participants.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Type: Participants currently recruited/enrolled Gender: Male & Female Min Age: 18 Years Max Age: N/A
Referral Letter Required
Standard of Care; Screening; NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS
neuropathy; muscle disorders; Dysautonomia
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Most people who are referred to the EMG (Electromyography) Section of the NIH are enrolled into specific active studies. This allows researchers to learn about a range of rare neuromuscular disorders. But study criteria may not give researchers the chance to evaluate a single person or study a common symptom. Therefore, researchers want to assess people with neuromuscular disorders who are not currently enrolled in any NIH studies. They will perform tests on these individuals in the EMG Lab. Then they will create a repository of data that may be used for future research. This will help them learn more about these disorders.
To retain data that is collected as part of participant visits to the NIH.
People aged 18 and older who will be visiting the NIH for evaluation of their neuromuscular disorder.
Participants will be screened with a medical record review.
Participants will have a physical exam. They will be evaluated for their neuromuscular disorder. They may have tests to learn more about how their nerves and muscles work that are called nerve conduction and EMG studies. Their muscles and nerves may be assessed with an ultrasound. Their ability to sweat may be measured. Their heart rate and blood pressure may be taken. Changes to their breathing or changes in their body position may be measured.
Participant data will be given a unique numerical identifier that can be used if the data is shared. Data will be stored on a server and in a database.
Participants will have 1-2 visits. Each visit will last less than 4 hours. They may be contacted for a follow-up visit.
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INCLUSION CRITERIA: In order to be eligible to participate in this study, an individual must meet all of the following criteria: -The patient or the patient's Legally Authorized Representative is capable of informed consent and signs the consent form. -Male or female, age 18 and over, no age limit -Possible neuromuscular disorder or neurodegenerative disorder. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: No other exclusion criteria for patients
In order to be eligible to participate in this study, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:
-The patient or the patient's Legally Authorized Representative is capable of informed consent and signs the consent form.
-Male or female, age 18 and over, no age limit
-Possible neuromuscular disorder or neurodegenerative disorder.
No other exclusion criteria for patients
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