Scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
are embarking on clinical studies in Parkinson disease and cerebral palsy,
which will be conducted at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
in Bethesda, Md.
In one study, investigators will assess whether stimulating certain
areas of the brain (in addition to administering the patient’s current
medications) improves movement, balance, and walking in individuals with Parkinson
disease. Participants must be aged 40 to 80 years and be taking levodopa medication.
The study will last approximately 4 weeks and include eight 1-hour sessions.
More information can be obtained by calling (301) 594-0937.
Hampton T. Neurological Studies Launched. JAMA. 2005;293(16):1966. doi:10.1001/jama.293.16.1966-c