Switzerland

Neuromuscular Disease Unit / ALS Clinic St. Gallen

The ALS Clinic in St. Gallen has become the major referral centre for ALS patients in Switzerland, offering multidisciplinary patient care to 200 patients from all over Switzerland. Patients are seen on a regular basis usually every three months. In addition, the centre is engaged in numerous research projects. Research activities cover a broad spectrum reaching from quality of life research to genetic research. Most of the research projects are collaborations with other ALS/MND centres. Clinical neurophysiology is a corner stone in our routine clinical practice and also in some research projects.
To provide holistic care to ALS patients and caregivers and to contribute to ALS research

Details

Foundation year

2006

Director

Prof. Prof. Markus Weber

Principal investigator(s)

Prof. Markus Weber
Dr. Christoph Neuwirth
Dr. Nathalie Braun

Neurologists

Prof. Markus Weber
Dr. Christoph Neuwirth
Dr. Nathalie Braun

Research nurses

Mrs. Bea Goldmann
Mrs. Ursula Schneider Rosinger
Mrs. Helma Sommer

Motto

The emphasis of care should be on patient autonomy and choice.” (EFNS Task Force on the management of ALS)

Team

Clinical trials

Type Name no patients
Industry sponsored

Methodology Study of Novel Electrophysiological, Physical, and Imaging Outcome Measures to Assess the Progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Biogen, USA

ongoing

A multicentre, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study to investigate the safety and efficacy of TW001 in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis -.Treeway, The Netherlands

in preparation

Investigator initiated

Quality of Life in ALS

ongoing

Ultrasoundstudy: fasciculations in healthy people

recruitment finished

Gen-Mutations in ALS

ongoing

Screening for Cognitive and Behavioural Change in ALS

recruitment finished

The effekt of Chininsulfat on cramps in ALS

ongoing

SOPHIA („Sampling and biomarker optimization and harmonization”) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with ALS

recruitment finished

MUNIX in ALS

ongoing

SNIP-Study: How many measures are needed?

in preparation

Survival, trigger and risk, epigenetic, enviromental and genetic targets for motor neuron health (STRENGTH)

ongoing

Development of a CB2-Radioligand for PET-ImagingS

ongoing

Publications

Have a look at our most recent publications.

Contact information

Neuromuscular Disease Unit / ALS Clinic St. Gallen

Greithstrasse 20, 9007 , St. Gallen, Switzerland
Contact: Mrs. Helma Sommer
+41 71 494 35 81
muskel-als@kssg.ch
http://www.muskelzentrum.kssg.ch