Palm Beach Neurological Center participates in numerous clinical trials

Palm Beach Neurological Center is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and has been actively involved in clinical trials and research for decades. The staff of the Center are heavily dedicated to furthering research in the neurological field. Dr. Michael Tuchman, M.D., has over 30 years of research experience. Rhonda Skiles, ARNP, has well over 14 years of experience conducting research at the Center.

During 2014, the Center has focused primarily on research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Migraine.

Migraine Research

In August, the Center announced that it is participating in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase II study on migraine prevention. The objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of AMG in chronic migraine prevention and will cover 12 weeks. Qualified participants may receive either one of two doses of the medication or a placebo in a subcutaneous injection. After the 12 weeks, participants will have the option to receive the actual investigative medication at a specified dose.

To qualify for this study, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have headaches at least 15 days out of a month, with 8 or more of those days being migraine days, for 3 months prior to the study
  • Meet other study eligibility criteria
Alzheimer’s Research The Center is also participating in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed dose study of Lu AE58054 in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease controlled by Donepezil. The study is scheduled to last 28 weeks and the qualified participants will swallow a pill of the investigative medication or a placebo once each day. Qualified participants must:
  • Have been receiving a drug containing Donepezil for the last 6 months, at a dose of 10-mg per day for the last 4 months.
  • Be diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Be age 50 or older
  • Have a caregiver available during every visit
  • Not have any other conditions affecting mental ability. e.g. schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease
  • Have complete list of medication history. Certain drugs may disqualify the participant.

Benefits of participating in a study

There are many benefits to participating in clinical trials. Some of these are:

  • Furthering research. Clinical trials move research further along and provide for newer, safer, and more effective treatments.
  • Receiving quality care. The Center provides excellent care to our study participants.
  • Free care and expense compensation. All study-related medications and consultations will be free, and often the study sponsors will reimburse for reasonable travel, food, or parking expenses.
  • Receiving cutting edge treatment. Study participants may receive cutting edge treatments that improve quality of life.

For more information about Palm Beach Neurological Center and to find out if there is a current opening in either a chronic migraine or Alzheimer’s disease study,call (561) 694-1010.

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Media Contact:
Palm Beach Neurological Center
Michael M. Tuchman, M.D.
Rhonda L. Skiles, ARNP, NP-C
3365 Burns Road #203
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
561-694-101
http://www.palmbeachneurological.com

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