Clinical Study of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Trial ID or NCT#



not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING


The investigators propose to prepare for clinical trials where SMA patients are asked to join the research effort. The visits will include questions, physical exam, blood drawing, and sometimes X-rays and a skin biopsy. The investigators will use modern computer methods to process the information during which the investigators will plan a clinical trial. Once the clinical trial begins, the investigators will offer SMA patients participation if they meet the criteria for that trial. Identifying an effective SMA treatment is very important because there is currently none. Clinical trials are the only way to decide whether a new treatment works in SMA patients or not.

Official Title

Clinical Study of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Eligibility Criteria

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Unstable medical condition precluding participation - Significant respiratory compromise that would interfere with safe travel to site of evaluation. (The clinical site PI decides when air travel is not recommended and when the patient's location is not within a reasonably safe driving distance (upper limit 150-250 miles)


John W. Day, MD, PhD
John W. Day, MD, PhD
Neuromuscular neurologist, Neurophysiologist
Professor of Neurology (Adult Neurology), of Pediatrics (Genetics) and, by courtesy, of Pathology