Impact of Nuedexta on Bulbar Physiology and Function in ALS

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to determine if Nuedexta, an FDA approved and routinely prescribed medication, improves speech and swallowing functions in people with ALS.

Procedures

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to attend 2 evaluations 30-days apart and undergo a swallowing x-ray study, cough testing, speech testing, and a tongue pressure exam.

Eligibility

  • 18-90 years old
  • Diagnosis of probable-definite ALS (El-Escorial Criterion); ALSFRS-R Bulbar subscale score <10
  • Bamboo oral reading speaking rate <140 words per minute
  • No allergies to barium sulfate

For additional study information, please contact Kelby Magennis:

Age

18 to 65
65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

No

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

ALS, ALS - resources, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Neurology

Principal Investigator

Emily K. Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

kmagennis@phhp.ufl.edu

352-273-8632


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