Be sure to tune in to Seniors Today tonight at 7 p.m. for an interview with Dr. Rosenberg & a Parkinson's Disease patient who has participated in research at NeuroTrials, Benton Ashby.
Seniors Today is a community-based outreach program hosted by Betty Cornett and Pat Mathis to educate the elderly and provide a forum to encourage seniors to grow through learning, become active, and share their special knowledge with others.
The show will air on channel 57 or online at http://watc.tv/watc-live/ .
If you are interested in Parkinson's Research, learn more about our current studies.
NeuroTrials Research is now enrolling for a new research study for BED.
All patient information is kept confidential, and study-related tests and investigational medication is available at no cost. Qualified participants may be reimbursed for travel and related expenses for completed study visits.
One may qualify for the study if he or she is 18 to 55 years old, has binge episodes at least two days per week for over six months, is not bulimic or anorexic, has not taken any medications for treatment of eating disorders in the past three months and is otherwise in good general health.
For more information on the study, call 404-851-9934.
The Neighbor Newspapers in Dekalb, Northside, Sandy Springs, & Vinings will have a full feature about the study in tomorrow's print edition. Be sure to pick up your copy or read the full copy online here!
April 23-29, 2017 is the National Sleep Foundation's annual Sleep Awareness Week!
This year, the NSF is exploring the theme “Sleep Better. Feel Better” to inspire Americans to consider how sleep effects their daily lives, and reinforce the many benefits associated with making healthy sleep habits a priority. A good night’s sleep improves not just health, but mood, productivity, well-being, and overall quality of life.
At the end of the week, the NSF will release results from its annual survey of Americans about their overall sleep quality. One figure we already know is that 25% of all Americans have trouble sleeping. If you are among that 25%, you may qualify for a new research study here at NeuroTrials.
Learn more at the study landing page.
“Instead of focusing on the cure, in this unique proof of concept study, we’re trying to better patient’s lifestyle. They can stay on their current medication if they’re stable and that’s a very comforting situation for them.”
Gunther Eichler, 73, from Alpharetta, similarly experiences excessive sleepiness during the day. He’s been living with Parkinson’s since 2003 when shaking in his left hand was the first indication of the disease’s onset. In fact, before he was diagnosed with the disease, he once fell asleep at the wheel and “it almost killed me,” he said.
“I hit a road sign which made such a loud noise that it woke me up. I was headed straight for a bridge and I woke me up just in time,” Eichler, a veteran, said. He no longer drives.
To read the full press release, including interviews with another PD patient, click here.
Have your sleep habits changed with your Parkinson's disease?
You may qualify for this study if you:
For more information call 404-851-9934 or visit the study page.
“I did the study initially just looking for a good night sleep. Doing the studies at NeuroTrials is totally for research. Once the drug (used during the study) is totally approved, it is feasible that you could ask a doctor to prescribe it,” said Debi Kimsey, a retired Atlanta resident who suffers from insomnia and found the research studies online and applied. “The reality is that the compensation for being a participant is good, and there is some satisfaction in knowing that you are working to help others find rest. The facility is top notch and the staff is awesome,” said Kimsey.
In addition to sleep disorders, NeuroTrials works with volunteers to study new medications effects on disorders like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease, migraines, and many more. View currently enrolling studies.
Read the full article from the Northside Neighbor.
If you are 55 or older with trouble sleeping, learn more about an insomnia study.
If you are 55 or older & a good sleeper, you may qualify for a healthy sleeper study.
If your sleep habits have changed since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may qualify for a new research study examining a study drug for patients with Parkinson's disease experiencing excessive sleepiness. Qualified participants receive compensation for time & travel.
You may qualify if you:
Have you noticed as you age your quality of sleep declines? For many older adults, sleep problems just seem to come with the territory of aging. NeuroTrials Research is seeking to change that- we are currently enrolling for a research study for older adults with trouble sleeping.
Dr. Russell Rosenberg recently sat down with Jennifer Leslie of 11Alive to share options available for adults looking for extra shut-eye. Jennifer also spoke with current NeuroTrials Research patient Debbie Kemsey about her experience in the clinical trial.
The Hypersomnia Foundation Board of Directors and volunteers worked for more than two years with physicians and researchers to create a hypersomnia-specific registry. That of hypersomnia patients is now ready for YOU to join, and the Hypersomnia Foundation will donate $50 to research for every person who completes the Hypersomnia Foundation Patient Registry Questionnaire during the month of September!
Why are registries so important?
Registries provide critical information, particularly about rare diseases. Uncovering that information makes a rare disease easier to study, increasing the probability that a treatment can be developed.
Typically, people with rare disorders are not geographically in the same place, making it difficult for scientists and medical professionals to gather information or samples from enough patients to study a rare disorder. However, a central registry helps to overcome that geography hurdle
Why would I take the time and use my limited energy to enroll in the registry and complete the questionnaires?
Visit the new Hypersomnia Foundation Registry page to complete the form.
If you are in the Atlanta-area & are interested in participating in a currently enrolling Idiopathic Hypersomnia study, visit our study landing page.
Even with a diagnosis, most patients are treated with antidepressants, which require women to take the medications daily and may not solve all their symptoms. The clinical trial now enrolling at NeuroTrials seeks to find an alternative to the daily antidepressant for already overextended new mothers by utilizing hormonal infusion therapy.
Throughout pregnancy, hormone levels increase dramatically, and then abruptly drop in the first 24 hours following birth. Leading physicians throughout the postpartum community now believe this abrupt hormonal change is the cause of many postpartum depression cases. The hormonal infusion works to correct this imbalance. If approved, the hormonal infusion could usher in fast-acting treatment options to new mothers, with some early participants seeing improvements in as little as 24 hours.
NeuroTrials is currently enrolling participants for this study. Patients who are 18-45 years old, have had a baby in the last 6 months, feel they have had at least one major depressive episode since their baby's birth, and are otherwise in good health can contact NeuroTrials at 404-851-9934 for more information. Qualified study participants receive free medical evaluations, treatment and are compensated for their time and travel. For full study details, visit www.neurotrials.com/postpartum.
Media inquiries contact Staci Mink at 404-538-9284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About NeuroTrials Research
Founded in 1997, NeuroTrials Research is an outpatient and inpatient research facility located in Atlanta. The clinic occupies 12,000 square feet, including a 15-bed, state-of-the-art sleep lab and inpatient clinical research unit, which is designed specifically for the comfort and safety of subjects participating in its clinical trials. Today, NeuroTrials has conducted more than 175 clinical trials on over 2,500 volunteers throughout the Atlanta metro area.
Homer's diagnosis, and what narcolepsy looks like for non-cartoon characters.
"He's not the typical case, although the fact that he is now being identified as having narcolepsy does exemplify the fact that many people can go years and years without getting the proper diagnosis," Rosenberg said. "Who knows if they have a sleep specialist or sleep laboratory in Springfield?"
Typical patients start to show symptoms of narcolepsy when they are in their teens or 20s, although Rosenberg has seen patients as young as 2 years. Although Homer's age is difficult to pin down -- he hasn't aged much since the show debuted in December 1989 -- he's generally portrayed as being in his late 30s.
Along with excessive daytime sleepiness, people with narcolepsy usually have sleep attacks, or involuntarily episodes of slumber. These attacks can strike even when patients are doing something they enjoy, such as spending time with friends, Rosenberg said. Children may fall asleep in the middle of an activity at school, even if they are engaged in it.
About half of people with narcolepsy also have cataplexy, which causes them to lose muscle control when they feel strong emotions, such as when they're laughing, surprised or angry. Their facial muscles may droop or they may fall down. "This can be embarrassing (and) people try to blunt their emotions," Rosenberg said.
To read the full article, visit CNN.
Do you share a sleep disorder with Homer Simpson? Visit our Current Studies page to learn about research studies now enrolling for narcolepsy patients!