Parkinson Disease

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Parkinson Disease Study

Age Eligibility: 18 Years - 70 Years

Gender Eligibility: Both

Accepts Healthy Volunteer: Yes

Estimated Enrollment: 220

Parkinson Disease

Friday, Sep. 19th, 8am to Sunday, Oct. 19th, 5pm

27 Tooley St, London SE1 2PR, United Kingdom

Participants undergo the following tests and procedures:

  • Screening examination
  • Medical and neurological history and physical examination
  • Tests or rating scales for movement, sense of smell, mood, attention, fatigue, pain, and thinking.
  • Measurement of blood pressure and pulse rate while lying down and then standing up
  • Blood draw for genetic testing
  • Inpatient testing at the NIH Clinical Center for 2-3 days, including:
  • Measurements while blowing against a resistance
  • Measurements of blood pressure and pulse rate
  • Blood draws for levels of various chemicals
  • PET and MRI scanning
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Skin electrical conduction test (test of sweat production)
  • Skin and core temperature measurements
  • Transcranial ultrasound (sound-wave test of the head)
  • Follow-up testing (up to five visits in 18-month intervals) to repeat some of the tests listed above, excluding the genetic testing and spinal tap


Contact: Janna Peries, R.N.(301)

Contact: David S Goldstein, M.D.(301)