Kickboxing and Cognition in Parkinson's Disease Save

Date Added
July 22nd, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00054295
Researcher
Vanessa Hinson
Keywords
Exercise, Memory Loss, Parkinsons
Summary

You are invited to volunteer for a research study if you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (PD) Stage 1-3.

This study will examine whether a kickboxing regime called "Rock Steady Boxing" helps improve cognitive dysfunction (thinking problems) in subjects with Parkinson's disease. "Rock Steady Boxing" is a fairly recent intervention for PD exercise rehabilitation.This program incorporates elements of aerobic exercise, with range of motion, visual spatial awareness, endurance, speed, agility, voice strengthening, and cognitive tasks. Your are eligible to participate if you plan to undergo Rock Steady Boxing as part of your own personal health plan, or you have indicated that you exercise regularly, but you do not intend to start Rock Steady Boxing.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Amy Delambo
843-792 5543
delambo@musc.edu

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of urate-elevating inosine treatment to slow clinical decline in early Parkinson?s disease Save

Date Added
February 16th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00051416
Researcher
Vanessa Hinson
Keywords
Aging, Brain, Drug Studies, Geriatrics, Movement Disorders, Parkinsons
Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out whether a treatment that raises urate (also known as uric acid) levels can slow the rate of worsening in Parkinson?s disease (PD). There is evidence that increased urate levels can predict both a lower risk of developing PD and a slower rate of its worsening over time. In this study, we will elevate blood urate levels with a supplement called Inosine. This research study will compare Inosine to a placebo. During this study you may get a placebo or Inosine. Study participation will consist of screening visits which include physical exam, lab work, questionnaires, and an additional scan. If you are eligible for the study, you will participate in approximately 10 study visits over approximately 2 years.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Nancy Feracco
843-792-7859
feracco@musc.edu

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