Developing a Trial-Ready Cohort of Parkinson Disease Patients
Melissa K. Houser, M.D.
This study does not involve treatment. The purpose is to obtain skin cells from people with Parkinson Disease to create dopamine producing nerve cells for use in potential future clinical trials. Study visits will take place at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley. Participation in this study is expected to last about 12 weeks.
Be 50-70 years of age
Be diagnosed with Parkinson Disease
Have been diagnosed with Parkinson Disease for at least 4 years
Patients must not:
Have had prior brain surgery, including deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Have a history of significant cognitive impairment or dementia
Have a history of severe dyskinesia
Have history of stroke, poorly controlled cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled hypertension, or diabetes
Participation in this study does not guarantee eligibility to participate in future clinical trials or that any clinical trials will occur.