Sheffield Institute for
Translational Neuroscience

Clinical Studies

While there is still a lack of effective neuroprotective therapies, we are also working on ways
to improve patients' quality of life by developing and trialling devices to assist breathing function,
muscle weakness, nutritional support as well as providing access to specialist care. Below are
recent examples for studies initiated and undertaken by SITraN clinical researchers.

For the full range of clinical research undertaken in Sheffield please visit
the Sheffield MND Care and Research Centre or Sheffield Clinical Research.
For information on all UK clinical trials, visit the UK clinical trials gateway.

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DiPALs

Diaphragm Pacing - Breathing aid for MND patients supporting the diaphragm muscles.

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Head-Up

Customisable neck support for patients
with neck muscle weakness

Links

  • NIHR
    National Institute for Health Research

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Muscle Energy project

 Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
as diagnostic tool for MND.

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PROGAS

 Evaluation of Gastrostomy use
in patients with MND.

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Telemedicine

Use of the SITraN TiM telehealth system to deliver highly specialised MND care.