National Institute of Health
Phone numbers and WWW addresses      

  Interested people are welcome to call the NINDS public information line at 301-496-5751 for information about ACM.  They can also view many of the institute's publications on the WWW at   People
specifically interested in referral to the syringomyelia trial here -- or any other trials at NIH -- should contact the NIH Patient Recruitment and Referral Service:

Patient Recruitment and Referral Service
Building 61
10 Cloister Court
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4754
Long Distance Calls: 1-800-411-1222
Fax: (301) 480-9793

Clinical Trials:
There are no medical expenses if you are accepted into these programs but you have to undergo a few more tests than normal.

Those interested in clinical trials at NIH also can access a searchable databaseof these studies at   This database lists eligibility criteria, exclusion criteria, and a summary of what the investigators are doing for each trial.  The main site also contains links to general information about clinical trials, how doctors can refer a patient, facts about the Clinical Center (NIH's hospital), and so on.

Another potentially useful source of information, although it does not currently list any ACM trials, is the NIH Office of Rare Diseases at or phone:  301-402-4336.  They have a
searchable database of clinical trials for rare diseases and many other resources.

The Medline database of biomedical literature is available free of charge via the WWW.   The
website is
This can be a very good resource for checking what's been published about a particular topic as the indexed citations extend back to 1966.

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