Clinical Trials



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Phase
Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Givinostat in Ambulant Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
it is a randomised, double blind, parallel group, placebo controlled study. A total of 213 male ambulant subjects will be randomised 2:1 (givinostat:placebo). Subjects will be stratified for their concomitant use of steroids in 4 strata: 1. Deflazacort daily regimen 2. Deflazacort intermittent regimen 3. Other steroids daily regimen 4. Other steroids intermittent regimen. The study duration is planned for 19 months.

Phase 3
A Phase III Double-blind Study With Idebenone in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Taking Glucocorticoid Steroids
The purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy of idebenone in delaying the loss of respiratory function in patients with DMD receiving concomitant glucocorticoid steroids

Phase 3
Long-Term Outcomes of Ataluren in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This study is a long-term study of ataluren in patients with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Phase 3
Study of SRP-4045 and SRP-4053 in DMD Patients
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of SRP-4045 and SRP-4053 compared to placebo in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients with out-of-frame deletion mutations amenable to skipping exon 45 and exon 53 respectively. Additional objectives include evaluation of safety, pharmacokinetics and biomarkers.

Phase 3
Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of BMS-986089 in Ambulatory Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of two different weekly doses of BMS-986089 in ambulatory boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Phase 2/Phase 3
Givinostat in DMD (Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy ) Long-term Safety and Tolerability Study
This is an open label, long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy study of GIVINOSTAT in all DMD (Duchenne's muscular dystrophy) patients who have been previously treated in one of the GIVINOSTAT studies.

Phase 2/Phase 3
An Open-label Extension Study To Evaluate Safety Of PF-06252616 In Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This study is an open-label extension to protocol B5161002 and will provide an assessment of the long term safety, efficacy, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of intravenous dosing of PF 06252616 in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Approximately 105 eligible subjects will be assigned to receive a monthly individualized maximum tolerated dose based on their tolerability profile/data from B5161002. This study will not contain a placebo comparator. Subjects will undergo safety evaluations (Laboratory, cardiac monitoring, physical exams, x-ray, MRI), functional capacity evaluations (4 stair climb, range of motion, strength testing, Northstar Ambulatory Assessment, upper limb functional testing, six minute walk test and pulmonary function tests) and pharmacokinetic testing.

Phase 2
Trial of Pamrevlumab (FG-3019), in Non-Ambulatory Subjects With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
This is a Phase 2, open-label, single arm trial of pamrevlumab (FG-3019) to estimate pamrevlumab's safety and efficacy in non-ambulatory subjects with DMD.

Phase 2
Study of Eteplirsen in Young Patients With DMD Amenable to Exon 51 Skipping
This is a multicenter, open-label, dose-escalation study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, PK, and efficacy of once-weekly IV infusions of eteplirsen in approximately 12 male patients, ages 6 months to 48 months (inclusive), who have genotypically confirmed DMD with a deletion mutation amenable to exon 51 skipping.

Phase 2
(-)- Epicatechin Becker Muscular Dystrophy
This is a 48-week open-label extension of our initial proof-of-concept study (UCD0113) in patients with Becker muscular dystrophy who participated in the earlier trial. This single center study will enroll up to 10 adults who will receive the purified nutritional extract (-)-epicatechin 100mg/day orally for 8 weeks. After screening visits, participants will be enrolled in the study if they meet all inclusion criteria. They will be evaluated at screening, baseline, and weeks 4, 8, 12, 24, 16 and 48. The main criterion for success of the study will be presence of one or more biologic or strength and performance outcome measures that yield a response magnitude that allows for sufficient power in a Phase II B study with a sample size of 30 individuals.

Phase 2
Plus Epicatechin Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Non-ambulatory Adolescents
This single center open-label pilot study will enroll 15 non-ambulatory children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at least 8 years of age and who demonstrate pre-clinical cardiomyopathy (defined as a cardiac ejection fraction >55% with abnormal LV strain by cardiac MRI). They will receive (+)-epicatechin at one of three doses during an 8-week dose-ranging study with assessments at baseline, 2 Weeks, 4weeks, and 8 weeks. The study will determine optimal dosing for future cardiac efficacy studies based on serum / plasma biomarker response using follistatin: myostatin ratio, nitrite/nitrate ratio, cardiac troponins and cardiac BNP. Secondary endpoints will include additional biomarker assessments by SOMAscanTM, cardiac functional evaluations by cardiac MRI (LV strain), and echocardiogram (LV strain by speckle tracking) and measures of strength, range of motion and mobility, and clinical safety assessments. Results of secondary endpoint analysis will be used to refine design of subsequent clinical trials powered to detect changes in clinical outcomes.

Phase 1/Phase 2
Systemic Gene Delivery Clinical Trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
The proposed clinical trial is a single-dose controlled trial using rAAVrh74.MHCK7.micro-dystrophin for DMD subjects. Cohort A will include six subjects ages 3 months to 3 years, and Cohort B will include six subjects ages 4 to 7 years old. All subjects will receive intravenous micro-dystrophin vector (2X10e14 vg/kg in 10mL/kg)

Phase 1/Phase 2
Transplantation of Myoblasts to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Patients
This Phase I/II of the clinical trial is to investigate whether the transplantation of normal myoblasts throughout one muscle (the extensor carpi radialis) of the patients is safe and will improve the strength of that muscle. During this Phase I/II, the patients will be transplanted with myoblasts grown from the muscle biopsy of a donor and kept frozen in liquid nitrogen. Thirty million myoblasts will be injected per cm cube in a progressively higher surface of the radialis (i.e., 3, 6 and 9 cm2). The contralateral muscle will be injected with saline to serve as a control. The strength of both muscles will be measured at 3 months post transplantation to verify whether the myoblast transplantation improved the strength of the muscle. If there is no significant strength improvement, the protocol will be terminated immediately for that patient. If there is a significant strength improvement, the patient will be maintained under immunosuppression until 6 months post transplant and his strength will be re-evaluated.

Phase 1/Phase 2
Microdystrophin Gene Transfer Study in Adolescents and Children With DMD
This is a randomized, controlled, open-label, single-ascending dose study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of SGT-001 in adolescents and children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Eligible patients will be randomized to an active treatment group or an untreated control group. Patients in the active treatment group will receive a single intravenous (IV) infusion of SGT-001 and will be followed for approximately 2 years. Patients in the untreated control group who continue to meet treatment criteria will receive SGT-001 after 1 year on study.

Phase 1/Phase 2
Use of (-)-Epicatechin in the Treatment of Becker Muscular Dystrophy (Pilot Study)
(-)-Epicatechin will be evaluated for the treatment of progressive muscle loss and impaired skeletal muscle function in Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) patients.

Phase 1/Phase 2
Rimeporide in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
In Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) there is an imbalance between the levels of calcium and sodium in the muscles cells which is thought to be important in the damage which occurs overtime. Sodium/proton type 1 exchanger (NHE-1) inhibition is an innovative pathway that has proved to efficiently prevent the accumulation of muscle damage (inflammation and fibrosis) in animal models of muscular dystrophies and heart failure. Based on prior safety and efficacy results in animal and humans, NHE-1 inhibition with Rimeporide represents a new therapeutic approach with no restriction on age and on genetic subtypes which could be combined to other treatments that restore or augment dystrophin.This study examines the safety and tolerability and effects on the muscles of rimeporide, in patients aged 6 to 14 years with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Phase 1
Sodium Nitrate for Muscular Dystrophy
The investigators' previous work in males with Becker Muscular Dystrophy shows that functional sympatholysis is restored by acute inorganic nitrate supplementation. This was translated from work using the mdx mouse model of dystrophinopathy. Recent work has shown that there is a frank improvement in grip strength when mdx mice are treated with an inorganic Nitric Oxide (NO) donor. The purpose of this study is to determine if chronic treatment with an inorganic NO donor can benefit patients with muscular dystrophy beyond blood flow regulation.

Phase 1
Observational Study of Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Theoretically Treatable With Exon 53 Skipping
PreU7-53 is a natural history study. The objective is to monitor the clinical and radiological course of upper limb muscle impairment in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), potentially treatable with AAV-mediated exon 53 skipping.

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Double Push Acoustic Radiation Force (DP ARF) Ultrasound for Monitoring Degeneration in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This is a pilot clinical trial to assess the ability of a new ultrasound-based imaging method, Double-Push Acoustic Radiation Force (DP ARF) ultrasound, to monitor the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The hypothesis being tested is that DP ARF ultrasound delineates changes in muscle composition and function in individual dystrophic muscles, from early through late stages of disease development, that correlate to time to loss of ambulation in patient volunteers.

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Strength Training in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a debilitating neuromuscular disease that causes muscle breakdown, weakness, and eventual death. Over the last 40 years parents have received little guidance on the potential of exercise as a therapeutic strategy to maintain muscle function. It is well known that high intensity exercise and eccentric contractions can result in muscle damage in dystrophic muscle, yet the absence of muscle loading will conversely result in muscle wasting. Recent research in rodent models and milder forms of muscular dystrophy supports earlier studies that resistance exercise may have beneficial effects for maintenance of muscle mass in dystrophic muscle. However, careful and systematic investigation into the safety and feasibility of resistance exercise is needed to consider its implementation in boys with DMD. The goal of this project is to assess the safety and feasibility of a home based mild to moderate-intensity strengthening exercise program in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Evidence from milder forms of muscular dystrophy and mouse models of DMD suggests that strengthening exercise may be beneficial for these children, but this area has not been adequately explored using human subjects. The results of this study should provide information to assist in the development of scientifically based recommendations concerning optimal exercise parameters for patients with DMD.

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Cardiac Involvement in Patients With Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy
This study evaluates the function of the heart in young patients with muscular dystrophy type Duchenne or Becker. Participants have their hearts examined at regular intervals by ultrasound (echocardiography) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

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2D Strain Evaluation: Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Versus Healthy Children
Compare systolic function of left ventricle (LV) and right ventricle (VD) by 2D strain evaluation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy children versus a control group.

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Assessment of Cardiopulmonary Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This study seeks to develop and validate non-invasive assessments of cardiac and respiratory muscles with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to better predict the natural disease progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in affected individuals over time, as well as determine whether peripheral skeletal muscle dysfunction can predict cardiopulmonary dysfunction. The central hypothesis is that non-invasive MRI measures of the heart, muscle, and peripheral skeletal muscles can sensitively predict future cardiopulmonary decline.

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Deflazacort Expanded Access Program for Children, Adolescents and Adults With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
The expanded access program will provide access to treatment with deflazacort in children, adolescent, and adult patients with DMD in the U.S. who are ineligible, unable, or otherwise unwilling to enroll in a clinical study examining the efficacy of deflazacort while a new drug application is under preparation and review. Enrollment is open to all eligible patients.

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DuchenneConnect Registry
DuchenneConnect is an online, patient-report registry for individuals with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy and carrier females. The purpose of DuchenneConnect is to connect Duchenne and Becker patients with actively recruiting clinical trials and research studies, and to educate patients and families about Duchenne and Becker care and research. At the same time, DuchenneConnect is a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers in academia and industry, allowing access to a de-identified, aggregate dataset provided by patients and their families—information that is vital to advances in the care and treatment of Duchenne. DuchenneConnect is a member of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.

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Outcome Measures in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Natural History Study
Novel emerging therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) require a deeper understanding of DMD natural history. This study aim to assess the natural history of DMD through a composite assessment tool capable of capturing disease progression linking ambulant and non-ambulant phases of the disease.

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Validating Cardiac MRI Biomarkers and Genotype-Phenotype Correlations for DMD
This study will collect MRI from healthy volunteer boys and boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to help researchers identify and validate cardiac MRI biomarkers to better understand the health of the heart and changes in heart health over time in boys with DMD. Currently, there is a lack of sufficiently well characterized cardiac MRI biomarkers that can serve as endpoints for detecting on-target and/or off-target cardiac effects during clinical drug trials for boys with DMD. Consequently, the first objective is to identify and characterize several cardiac MRI biomarkers for boys with DMD.

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Magnetic Resonance and Optical Imaging of Dystrophic and Damaged Muscle
The purpose of this research study is to determine the potential of Optical Imaging techniques to detect muscle damage in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and unaffected exercised muscle. Healthy subjects will undergo two different exercises in opposite forearms before any imaging techniques are performed. Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will only undergo the imaging techniques without exercise.

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Biomechanical and Morphological Changes in Dystrophic Muscle
The loss of ability to walk in many children with DMD (Duchenne muscular Dystrophy) is a pejorative event. Biomechanical and morphological unknowledge about the loss of the walk ability in children with DMD is an obstacle in reeducative, pharmacological or surgical therapeutic targets.

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Registry of Translarna (Ataluren) in Nonsense Mutation Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This study is being performed as a post-approval safety study (PASS), per the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), to gather data on Translarna (ataluren) safety, effectiveness, and prescription patterns in routine clinical practice.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Biomarkers for Muscular Dystrophy
The purpose of this research study is to determine the potential of magnetic resonance imaging to monitor disease progression and to serve as an objective outcome measure for clinical trials in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The investigators also hope to learn more about the changes that occur in muscles of the lower leg and arm in boys with DMD. The investigators will compare the muscles of ambulatory or non-ambulatory boys with DMD with muscles of healthy children of the same age and monitor disease progression in boys with DMD over a 5-10 year period. The amount of muscle damage and fat that the investigators measure will also be related to performance in daily activities, such as walking and the loss of muscle strength. In a small group of subjects the investigators will also assess the effect of corticosteroid drugs on the muscle measurements.

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Characterization of Clinical Skeletal and Cardiac Impairment in Carriers of DMD and BMD
Longitudinal prospective observational study. This is a 24-month study with the possibility of extending the data time points. Initially baseline, then 12 and 24 months follow up studies will be completed.

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Biomarker for Patients With Duchenne Disease
Development of a new MS-based biomarker for the early and sensitive diagnosis of Duchenne disease from plasma

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Peak Cough Flow and Cough Clearance in Patients With Muscular Dystrophy
This study is to determine whether physiologic measures (peak cough flow, measures of respiratory muscle strength including MIP, MEP ,SNIP, and spirometry) can predict spontaneous cough clearance (as measured by a nuclear medicine study) in children with neuromuscular disease. It will also determine whether airway clearance is augmented by high frequency chest wall oscillation.

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Evaluation of Muscle miRNA as Biomarkers in Dystrophinopathies
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) , caused by mutations in the DMD gene, is the most common and most severe progressive dystrophy of the child. Although the development is rapidly progressive , there is variability in the severity of the disease between DMD patients that do not correlate with the type of mutations in the DMD gene. There are no easily measurable biomarkers for monitoring the DMD or moderate form of the disease, Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD ) . MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in most cellular processes , and their expression pattern is a signature of the state of a cell . They represent a potential class of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Some are specific for the skeletal myogenesis , and changes in their pattern of expression are associated with muscle diseases including muscular dystrophy. The levels of muscle- specific miRNAs are indeed greatly increased in the serum of DMD and BMD compared to control patients . The main objective of this is to validate the use of serum muscle-derived microRNAs as biomarkers of DMD patients (compared with healthy subjects). Secondary objectives are i) to investigate the relationship between circulating levels of these miRNAs and the severity of the dystrophinopathy (DMD vs BMD) and also the progression of the disease (longitudinal study), ii) to assess the specificity of these markers for dystrophinopathy (comparison with other patients with muscular dystrophy), iii) to test candidate miRNAs recently identified but not yet analyzed in the serum of patients. Clinical data and samples will be recorded at each regular consultation. miRNA levels will be quantified using Real Time Quantitative RT-PCR.

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Molecular Analysis of Patients With Neuromuscular Disease
The purpose of this study is to identify genes and proteins responsible for nerve and muscle disorders by studying genetic material from individuals with neuromuscular disease, as well as their family members. We are interested in recruiting many types of neuromuscular disease including; Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), and limb-girdle muscle dystrophy (LGMD). There are still many patients diagnosed with muscular dystrophy but have no causative gene implicated in their disease. We feel that these patients may have new genetic changes in genes coding for important muscle proteins that we have yet to identify. Using molecular genetics to unravel the biochemical basis of these neuromuscular disorders should lead to more accurate diagnosis of these disorders and should lead to potential therapies.

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The Study of Skeletal Muscle Blood Flow in Becker Muscular Dystrophy
This pilot study tests the hypothesis that the medication nitric oxide extract from beetroot juice improves blood flow to the skeletal muscle during exercise. The investigators will use cutting edge technology with contrast enhanced ultrasound to visualize the microvascular blood supply to the forearm. Animal studies have shown reversal of muscle damage with improved delivery of blood to the exercising muscle. This research aims to understand the mechanism of action of this medication in a way it has never been studied before. The results may help benefit individuals with muscular Dystrophy in the future.

Early Phase 1