Accession Number : ADA544528


Title :   Infrastructure for Clinical Trials in Duchenne Dystrophy


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 14 Aug 2009-13 Aug 2010


Corporate Author : CHILDREN'S RESEARCH INST WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Cnaan, Avital


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a544528.pdf


Report Date : 13 Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : The Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group (CINRG) is a consortium of medical and scientific investigators and centers focused on improving quality of life of neuromuscular disease (NMD) patients by cooperatively conducting clinical research studies in NMD. The CINRG coordinating center (CC) is an infrastructure to support the network in conducting study protocols, standardizing clinical trial methodology, data collection and quality assurance, and performing data analyses. In this award period the electronic database capture system was revamped and implemented for two studies in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). CINRG's public website has been revamped. One measurement clinical trial was completed, one large observational study is in follow-up and two studies are in active recruitment. New subcommittees were formed; three new sites were added to the network. Eleven presentations were given at national and international scientific and parent advocacy groups. Connections with DMD external groups were strengthened and formalized. With a strong ability to assess which outcomes are more sensitive and reliable to measure clinical change, as this CINRG CC supports, therapeutic approaches can be assessed and either adopted or abandoned quickly. This infrastructure support yields better overall results in research for improving care in DMD in the largest network of institutions for this disease worldwide.


Descriptors :   *MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES , *CLINICAL TRIALS , *MANAGEMENT , STANDARDIZATION , TABLES(DATA) , QUALITY ASSURANCE , QUESTIONNAIRES , INTERNET , NEUROMUSCULAR TRANSMISSION , DATA ACQUISITION , RECRUITING , DATA BASES , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE