What stage is this research?
Characterization of Clinical Skeletal and Cardiac Impairment in Carriers of Duchenne and Becker
To study the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and psychological/cognitive impact of being a genetic carrier of Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy.
This study is sponsored by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.
Duchenne and Becker mothers with NO somatic mutation in the Duchenne gene (females who are not carriers of Duchenne/Becker but have an affected child)
We are not looking for new participants.
This study takes place at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
The study is currently able to provide up to $500 in reimbursement for travel and lodging expenses. Please contact the study coordinator for additional information about reimbursement.
While a primary benefit of the study is in understanding the impact of being a genetic carrier of Duchenne or Becker, the study also provides and pays for several tests such as an MRI and Cardiovascular Stress test which may be of value to you or your physician.
Contact study coordinator:
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