Why Participate in Research?
“Today, at least 70,000 volunteers are urgently needed to participate in more than 150 active clinical trials and studies in the United States that are testing ways to understand, treat, prevent, or cure Alzheimer’s disease. All kinds of people, including healthy volunteers, are needed.”– NIH – National Institute on Aging
This charts shows the top areas of medical conditions where drugs are in clinical trials specifically for adults age 65 and older. Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Alzheimer’s Disease are the top three areas where drugs are in the clinical trial stage of development for adults age 65 and older.–Report from The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation.
“Participants receive a high standard of care. Research shows that people involved in clinical trials tend to do somewhat better than people in a similar stage of their disease who are not enrolled in clinical trials, regardless of whether the experimental treatment works. Scientists believe this advantage may be due to the general high quality of care provided during clinical trials.”
– Alzheimer’s Association
What is Neurology Diagnostics Research?
Improvements in medicine and public health have led to longer life and better health. These advances in health are made possible through clinical trails. Since 1999, Ohio has participated in nearly 5,000 clinical trials.
Our office participates in research studies for multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, pain disorders (including migraines), Alzheimer’s disease, and more. If you are interested in learning about our current studies and to see if you may qualify for them, please call our office to schedule an appointment.