Medical Exams

Standard medical exams are being performed at all 6 visits during the 3 year study. The exams consist of:

  • Previous medical history including details of onset of disease, etc (1st visit only).
  • Basic questions about motor performance and how it has changed over time.
  • Recording the medications participants have been taking and whether there have been any changes in these medications since their last visit.
  • General medical questions about health including heart, breathing, and stomach issues and/or any recent diagnoses or surgeries.
  • Physical examination that includes the following:
    • Recording of pulse, blood pressure, temperature, height and weight
    • General physical exam, especially looking for signs of muscle issues
    • Cardiac exam
    • Respiratory exam (e.g. lung function test)
    • General neurological exam
    • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) exam
    • Abdominal exam
    • Skin exam