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Clinical Research

Clinical Research

The experienced team at Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders (DCND) is committed to advancing science and medicine for one crucial purpose: To improve each patient’s health, well-being, and quality of life. To achieve that goal, they’re involved in cutting-edge clinical research at the Centerville, Ohio office. The team’s clinical research depends on patients willing to participate in studies relevant to their neurological condition. If you’re interested or want to learn more, ask your primary care provider for a referral, then the DCND team will reach out to you to schedule an appointment. 

Clinical Research Q & A

What is clinical research?

Clinical research explores the safety and effectiveness of medications, medical devices, diagnostic tests, screening procedures, and any other new advances or changes in patient care. The goal of clinical research is to determine how well the treatment performs in real people.

Why should I volunteer for clinical research?

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorder’s research team is proud to improve medical care and support their patient’s quality of life through clinical research performed in their offices.

When patients choose to participate in clinical research, they fill an essential role in bringing cutting-edge treatments to others and improving existing neurological treatments.

What does clinical research involve?

There are two primary types of clinical research:

Observational studies

During observational studies, the team monitors the results of your treatment. They collect detailed information, ranging from tracking your symptoms, side effects, and personal experience to taking tissue or blood samples.

After the research period ends, the team analyzes the information and prepares a report. The report may go to the manufacturer or lab managing the research study. The information may also be submitted to a patient registry, providing information that helps other patients and physicians make treatment decisions. 

Some clinical research may not follow a time-limited treatment. Instead, the team may track disease development and progression or learn about your quality of life over an extended time.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are similar to observational studies, but they’re carefully designed and follow a precise protocol in order to get approval from the FDA for a new treatment.

How can I participate in clinical research?

You only need to let your Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders provider know you’re interested in clinical research. Or you can call the office to learn about the current studies.

The team is continuously ending some studies while beginning new ones. For example, they may need people to participate in research for migraines, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.

Each participant must meet specific criteria to be included in clinical research. Your provider determines if you qualify and explains what the research involves so you can make an informed decision about joining the study.

Call Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders to learn more about clinical research opportunities.