Ascorbic Acid Treatment of Charco-Marie Tooth Type 1A (CMT)

This study will look at the impact of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) on the progression of disease in people with CMT1A as compared to volunteers receiving a placebo. This study will assess whether is it futile to proceed with a larger, longer-term, placebo-controlled study.

Sponsor: Wayne State University

Dichlorphenamide vs. Placebo for the Treatment of Patients with Hyperkalemic or Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYP-HOP)

The purpose of this study is to compare Dichlorphenamide with placebo (an inactive substance) for prevention of episodes and for improvement of strength in hyperkalemic (HYP) and hypokalemic (HOP) periodic paralysis. This study will also look at the long-term effects of Dichlorphenamide in periodic paralysis.

Sponsor: University of Rochester
This trial no longer recruiting.

Methotrexate in Myasthenia Gravis (Methotrexate)

Myasthenia gravis is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by weakness and fatigability of ocular, bulbar, and extremity musculature. The specific aim of this study is to determine if oral methotrexate is an effective therapy for myasthenia gravis (MG) patients who are prednisone dependent. Patients will be randomized to receive either methotrexate or placebo and those who are entered onto this trial will have symptoms and signs of the disease while on prednisone therapy. The hypothesis is that adding methotrexate therapy in these patients will improve the MG manifestations so that the prednisone dose can be reduced and clinical measures of MG severity will improve.

Sponsor: University of Kansas Medical Center