Study of Skin Tumors in Tuberous Sclerosis
Tuberous sclerosis is a rare, hereditary disease in which patients develop multiple tumors. Although not cancerous, the tumors can affect various organs, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, skin, and central nervous system, with serious medical consequences. The severity of disease varies greatly among patients, from barely detectable to fatal. This study will investigate what causes skin tumors to develop in patients with this disease. Patients with tuberous sclerosis 18 years and older may enroll in this study. Participants will undergo a medical history and thorough skin examination by a dermatologist. Those with skin tumors...
Study of the Disease Process of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a destructive lung disease typically affecting women of childbearing age. Currently, there is no effective therapy for the disease and the prognosis is poor. This study is designed to determine the disease processes involved at the level of cells and molecules, in order to develop more effective therapy. Researchers intend to identify the proteins and genes that contribute to the process of lung destruction in affected individuals. ...
Study to Investigate LP352 in Subjects With Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies
The objective of this study is to assess the safety, tolerability, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of adjunctive therapy of LP352 in adults and adolescents with developmental and epileptic encephalopathies.
The Effectiveness and Safety of Resective Epilepsy Surgery for TRE
Prospective controlled studies to identify clinical epilepsy control, cognitive changes, and safety in resective epilepsy surgery of tuberculosis-related epilepsy.
The Effectiveness and Safety of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for TRE
Prospective controlled studies to identify clinical epilepsy control, cognitive changes, and safety in VNS treatment of tuberculosis-related epilepsy.
Topical Sirolimus Ointment for Cutaneous Angiofibromas in Subjects With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sirolimus (0.2% and 0.4% formulations) and its vehicle when applied topically once daily for 12 weeks for the treatment of cutaneous angiofibromas in pediatric subjects with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).
Use of a Tonometer to Identify Epileptogenic Lesions During Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
Refractory epilepsy, meaning epilepsy that no longer responds to medication, is a common neurosurgical indication in children. In such cases, surgery is the treatment of choice. Complete resection of affected brain tissue is associated with highest probability of seizure freedom. However, epileptogenic brain tissue is visually identical to normal brain tissue, complicating complete resection. Modern investigative methods are of limited use. An important subjective assessment during surgery is that affected brain tissue feels stiffer, however there is presently no way to determine this without committing to resecting the affected...
Assessing Changes in Multi-parametric MRI in MS Patients Taking Clemastine Fumarate as a Myelin Repair Therapy
The clinical trial is intended to assess for clinical evidence of Clemastine Fumarate as a myelin repair therapy in patients with chronic inflammatory injury-causing demyelination as measured by multi-parametric MRI assessments. No reparative therapies exist for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Clemastine fumarate was identified along with a series of other antimuscarinic medications as a potential remyelinating agent using the micropillar screen (BIMA) developed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Following in vivo validation, an FDA IND exemption was granted to investigate clemastine for the treatment of...
A Study of Safety and Efficacy of Everolimus in Taiwanese Patients With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Who Have Renal Angiomyolipoma (TSC-AML)
The purpose of this prospective study is to assess the safety and efficacy of everolimus in Taiwanese patients with renal angiomyolipoma (AML) associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Only patients who fulfil the local reimbursement criteria of everolimus for TSC-AML will be included in this study.
Characterizing LAM With 11C-Choline PET/CT
It was reported that TSC2-deficient cells enhance phosphatidylcholine synthesis via the Kennedy pathway. 11C-Choline can reflect the metabolic process of choline in vivo by intravenous injection. The purpose of this study is the ability of 11C-Choline PET/CT to evaluate the baseline condition of LAM patients and the efficacy of rapamycin after treatment.