Research Study

Parkinson's disease and the microbiome of the gut and nose
Principal Investigator 
Silke A. Cresswell

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Parkinson's Disease
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Jun 19, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Locations 
UBC Hospital
Name/Title 
Ella Golz, Study Coordinator
Phone 
604-822-1905
Email Address 
golzella@mail.ubc.ca
Purpose of Study 

There is a new theory that Parkinson's disease may start in the gut, but research is limited.  The purpose of this study is to better understand the association between Parkinson's disease and the bacteria and fungi living in the gut and nose.

Recruitment poster

Eligibility 

People with typical Parkinson's disease(PD) and REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) as well as healthy control individuals.

Disclaimer 

Study Coordinators and Research Nurses cannot give medical advice over the phone. Telephone numbers and email addresses are provided for obtaining additional information on specific research studies only. If you have specific questions which require clinical expertise, please call your primary care physician.