Research

The research department at Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders was started in 2013. Since then, we have been actively involved in several prominent research studies related to Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Call 937-424-3033 for more information.

Why Research?

It’s all about getting answers. DCND is committed to furthering science and medicine and helping patients. Getting involved in research can help the medical community develop new drugs and treatments that improve the quality of life for patients. The overall goal is to know as much as we can about a disease so we can better treat it.

Why You?

By getting involved in research, you can help others in the same situation and possibly get access to cutting edge treatment not available for everyone yet.

What we are currently looking for:

MS STUDIES

PASSAGE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
  • Newly prescribed Gilenya
  • Willing to have dermatology exams
  • Never treated with Tysabri

STAR

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
  • Currently in an acute exacerbation
  • Planning to initiate Acthar Gel for the treatment of acute exacerbation

ESTEEM

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Newly prescribed Tecfidera
  • Never treated with Tecfidera previously

IDEAS

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 65 years or older
  • Diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or mild Alzheimer’s within the last 2 years
  • Medicare beneficiary
  • Willing to have a PET scan

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Had a hip or pelvic fracture in last year
  • Reside in a skilled care facility
  • Had previous genetic testing for Alzheimer’s
  • Actively being treated for cancer

INSYTE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • Experience symptoms of illusions, a false sense of presence, hallucinations, and/or delusions
  • Have a caregiver willing to also participate

RESTORE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with symptomatic orthostatic hypotension
  • Able to stand with or without limited assistance

Excluded Criteria:

  • Untreated closed angle glaucoma
  • Diagnosis of hypertension that requires treatment with antihypertensive medications (short-acting antihypertensives to treat nocturnal supine hypertension are allowed in this study)
  • Any significant uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia
  • History of myocardial infarction or stroke within the past 2 years
  • Current unstable angina
  • Congestive heart failure (NYHA Class 3 or 4)
  • Diabetic autonomic neuropathy
  • History of cancer within the past 2 years other than a successfully treated, non-metastatic cutaneous squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma or cervical cancer.