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Clinical Trials Specialist

Neurology Diagnostics, Inc.

Adult Neurology & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in South Dayton & North Dayton, Dayton, OH

Clinical trials offer you a chance to try the latest treatments for your condition long before they hit the market. If you think you might be a suitable candidate for a clinical trial, Joel Vandersluis, MD, of Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. in North and South Dayton, Ohio, offers clinical trials for a variety of neurological and other health conditions. Call the practice today to find out more about the benefits of clinical trial participation or book an appointment using the online form.

Clinical Trials Q & A

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are a vital part of the testing of new medications and other treatments that involve real patients. The trials record the responses of patients who fit the study criteria. They can then evaluate how much improvement patients experience and determine whether the treatment causes any adverse effects.

Before it’s studied during a clinical trial, the treatment goes through a rigorous laboratory testing process. This substantially reduces the chances of you experiencing dangerous side effects, but there are still risks involved.

The team at Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. has extensive experience in running clinical trials. Team members make sure you have all the information you need about both the risks and potential benefits of participating.

Why should I consider involvement in a clinical trial?

Taking part in a clinical trial means you get access to a new treatment far in advance of when it would be available to other people who share your condition. The hope is that the treatment you're testing is more effective in reducing the severity of your symptoms than the existing treatment options.

Beyond the potential treatment benefits, taking part in clinical trials is vital for advancing medical knowledge. Without patients to participate in these studies, there would be no way of finding better treatments for disease. Therefore, if you join a clinical trial, you're contributing something significant to everybody's health.

How do I get involved in clinical trials?

Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. offers clinical trials for a variety of neurological and other health conditions. Trials currently running include:

Early-onset Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

This study is for the treatment of individuals below 90 years of age who have MCI or early Alzheimer's type of dementia.

Mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease

This study is for individuals 55-80 years old who have Alzheimer's disease.

Agitation associated with Alzheimer's disease

This study is for individuals 65-90 years old with a diagnosis of (probable) Alzheimer's disease, who have significant agitation or aggression that interferes with daily routine activities.

Parkinson's disease with motor fluctuations

This study is investigating the return of Parkinson's symptoms in some patients or patients whose symptoms are only partially controlled by the medication levodopa.

Parkinson's disease with levodopa-induced dyskinesia

Long-term use of levodopa medication can lead to levodopa-induced dyskinesia. Dyskinesia is characterized by uncontrollable, involuntary muscle jerks and movements.

Migraines

If you have a history of migraine attacks, note that this research program is looking at the acute treatment of migraines. Participants are given a one-time-use nasal spray following a migraine attack. They then record the effectiveness of the spray in an electronic diary.

Find out more about clinical trials and both ongoing and upcoming studies by calling Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. today or book an appointment using the online form to see the neurology team.