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.

 

 

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 

1.) MS STUDY

Looking for individuals aged 18-70, who are diagnosed with MS and have a walking impairment.

2.) PASSAGE

Inclusion Criteria:

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

3.) 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

4.) ESTEEM

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Looking for 60-75 year olds who do not have a memory impairment, but are at risk related to family history. Call us for more information.

 

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

PARKINSON’S STUDY

A study for Parkinson’s patients, aged 30-80 years old who experience:

  • Mood disorders
  • Changes in memory or thinking
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Constipation
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Urinary, weight and sexual problems
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Impulsive control disorders such as binge eating and excessive shopping or gambling.

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.