A prospective observation of secretion problems in MND (ProSec)

To identify how common these saliva problems are in the UK MND population, how they are currently treated and how effective these treatments are

Chris McDermott Crop

Lead Investigator: Prof Chris McDermott

Lead Institution: Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience

MND Association Funding: £124,728*

Funding dates: July 2017 - June 2022

* Supported by the Jersey MND Association Branch

About the project

As many as half of people with MND may have problems with excess saliva and for most of those, the symptom is not well managed. This project will be collecting information on how excess saliva is treated and how well the treatment worked. The need for more research into the management of excess saliva was highlighted by the MND NICE guideline and a recent research priority setting exercise.

What does this mean for people living with MND?

This research will lead to a better understanding of saliva problems in MND and provide more information on current treatment options to identify which one may be best for those with MND.


Want to find out more about the project? Check out the resources below:


Symposium Spotlight: Lets talk about saliva - MND Research Blog

Palliative care and improving quality of life - MND Research Blog


Project code: 960-794