China Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry of Patients With Traditional Chinese Medicine

Study Purpose:

A multi-center registration study of clinical characteristics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Study Status:



Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Study Type:

Observational [Patient Registry]

Type of Intervention:


Intervention Name:






Study Chair(s)/Principal Investigator(s):

Ying Gao, MD, PhD, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine ID:


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Coordinating Center Contact Information

Ying Gao, MD, PhD / email hidden; JavaScript is required / +86-10-84013209

Full Study Summary:

The CARE-TCM is a prospective, multi-center, patient registry study. Eligible ALS patients with TCM treatments will be enrolled in the registry. After enrollment, this research collects the individual characteristics of patients' status. Longitudinal follow-up data are collected from both patients (primary caregivers) and their treating neurologists every 3 months for 5 years. The aims of the CARE-TCM are to: 1) explore the general characteristics of ALS patients with TCM and; 2) assess the effectiveness and safety of various TCMs on ALS based on nationwide registry outcome collecting process.

Study Sponsor:

Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing

Estimated Enrollment:


Estimated Study Start Date:

03 / 01 / 2021

Estimated Study Completion Date:

03 / 01 / 2028

Posting Last Modified Date:

05 / 13 / 2021

Date Study Added to

05 / 13 / 2021

Minimum Age:

18 Years

Maximum Age:


Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients aged 18 years and older.

- Patients with possible, laboratory supported probable, probable, or definite ALS according to the revised El Escorial criteria.

- ALS patients treated with traditional Chinese medicine.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who refuse informed consent.

Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine | Recruiting

Ying Gao, MD, PhD / +86-10-84013209 / email hidden; JavaScript is required

Beijing 100700