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An MDA-supported study shows that tadalafil, used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, enhances blood flow to exercising forearm muscles in Becker MD

posted on November 28, 2012 - 12:00pm
Update (Sept. 5, 2013): This news item was updated to reflect that none of the trials listed is currently open to new participants.

An MDA-supported study of tadalafil, a drug that may improve blood flow to exercising muscles in people with Becker MD, is seeking 12 additional participants

posted on October 2, 2012 - 4:31pm
Update (Nov. 9, 2012): This story has been updated to reflect that recruitment for this study ends Dec. 31, 2012. An MDA-supported, short-term trial of the vasodilating drug tadalafil (Cialis) in teens and men with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) has undergone some minor restructuring and is now open to 12 additional participants.
posted on March 31, 2011 - 11:42am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 2
Ronald Victor admits it: He never set out to study muscular dystrophy. As an adult cardiologist specializing in hypertension (high blood pressure) and neurologic control of cardiovascular mechanisms, he’s a relative latecomer to the muscle field, but far from a reluctant one.

The vasodilating drug tadalafil (Cialis) will be tested in men with Becker muscular dystrophy to see if it improves blood flow to forearm muscles

posted on March 24, 2010 - 9:15am
Update (Oct. 8, 2012): This story has been updated to reflect that the tadalafil trial in BMD has been slightly revised and is now open. In June 2012, it had temporarily closed to new participants. The investigators say the revised trial design was necessary because they were unable to obtain access to the MRI machine for the time periods that were necessary in the first design.
posted on September 1, 2008 - 12:28pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
This article contains items about: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease