Neuromuscular Center Research

Current Clinical Trials

Research is a cornerstone in the treatment options Neuromuscular Center physicians offer to patients. Our physicians and scientists contribute to:

  • Use of thymectomy vs. no thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
  • Safety and Efficacy Study of Eculizumab in Patients With Refractory Generalized Myasthenia Gravis – The purpose of this study is to determine whether eculizumab is safe and effective in the treatment of patients with generalized myasthenia gravis, despite treatment with currently available immunosuppressants.
  • ICEPAC NIH Grant: (Interstitial Cystitis Evaluation of Psychophysiologic and Autonomic Characteristics) – to understand the role of the nervous system in this debilitating chronic pain disorder, as well as in another pelvic pain disorder called myofascial pelvic pain syndrome.
  • CRPS Bakken Grant (Complex regional pain syndrome) – to determine if CRPS affects just the involved body part or the entire body, and to what extent.