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Research Study: How Body Mass Composition Impacts Pediatric MS


Treatment mode of action: To study BMI and pediatric MS
Number of Subjects: 50
Medication: NA
Location: Pennsylvania|Virginia
Institutions: University of Virginia (UVA) & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Contact Information
Please see contact information below.




Study Description:
MS researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) seeks children, adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis within the past 3 years, and people without MS who are between the ages 10 to 20 years for a research study.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate how body mass impacts multiple sclerosis. The study involves one in-person visit that will take approximately 4 hours for participants with MS and 1.5 hours for participants without MS.
At the visit we will do the following for all participants of the study:
  • Blood draw (participants must be fasting)
  • A whole body DEXA scan (a type of x-ray to measure bone mineral density and body composition)
  • Questionnaire surveys
  • Body measurements (such as height, weight and waist measurement)
Only participants with MS with have these additional study procedures performed:
  • A neurological evaluation
  • An MRI of the brain without contrast
Study-related exams and testing provided free of charge. Participants will be compensated for study completion.
For more information at the UVA site, please contact:
Matt Baron
(434) 297-4102
For more information at the CHOP site, please contact:
Mallory Stubblebine
(267) 425-5768

Please note: This is not a clinical trial of an intervention, but rather a research study.


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