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The Alzheimer’s DAYBREAK-ALZ Study is a clinical research study for people with memory problems or mild Alzheimer’s disease. We are looking for people who would like to participate.

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. As we get older, most of us become more forgetful. Keys go missing, we can’t remember names easily, memories fade. But if you find that forgetfulness is becoming a problem for you, people comment on your memory loss, or you have difficulty planning or problem-solving, these could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is very common, it affects one in 1,400 who are age 40-64 years, one in 100 people age 65-69 years, one in 25 of people in their 70s, and one in 6 of people age 80 years or older.

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include memory loss, difficulties thinking, problem-solving and communicating. Alzheimer’s disease develops due to changes in the structure and chemistry of the brain that affect its ability to function properly when performing certain “mental” activities. This is known as cognitive impairment.

Alzheimer’s has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues.

Although current Alzheimer’s treatments cannot stop Alzheimer’s from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Dr. Bhatia’s clinic is conducting Alzheimer’s DAYBREAK-ALZ Study in Fresno

Do you or a loved one have memory problems or mild Alzheimer’s disease?

Then you may be interested in the DAYBREAK-ALZ clinical research study.

  • The DAYBREAK-ALZ study is a clinical research study for people with memory problems or mild Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The study will examine if an investigational medication, taken by mouth, may slow the decline in memory and mental functioning associated with Alzheimer’s.
  • There is no cost to participate. Volunteers who take part in the study will receive all study-related care, from a Specialist Physician, at no cost and you may be compensated up to $150 per visit for your time and travel expenses.

Who can join the DAYBREAK-ALZ Study?

To join the study you must:

  • Be between 55 and 85 years old
  • Have a close friend, relative or partner who would be willing to be your study partner throughout the study
  • Have experienced a gradual loss of memory over the last 6 months (the study team will assess whether this is due to Alzheimer’s disease) or have been diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s disease

Interested?

If you think you might like to join the DAYBREAK-ALZ study or you would like to learn more, please contact us. We can tell you more about it and explain what participating would mean for you. We will talk through the potential benefits and risks of being involved in the study, before you make your decision about joining.

We will also carry out several medical checks to see whether you are right for the study, and the study is right for you.

What does the study involve?

The study will last for around three years – 8 weeks to see if you qualify, plus 3 years of treatment, then 4 weeks of follow-up.

The study drug is a tablet, to be taken once a day. The tablet will contain either a lower dose of the study drug, a higher dose of the study drug, or a placebo, depending on which group you are assigned to. A placebo tablet is one that contains no active ingredients.

You will be assigned at random to one of the study groups. Neither you nor the study doctor will know which group you’ve been assigned to. There is a 2 in 3 chance that you will receive the study drug. If it is necessary to find out which group you’ve been assigned to, the study doctor can do so quickly.

You will need a study partner. This person needs to be someone who you are in regular contact with, who will go with you to study appointments, and who can help the study team to notice any changes in your mental functioning.

If you join the study, you and your study partner will be asked to attend around 29 appointments. During these appointments, we will assess your health, thinking and memory with some standard medical tests and questionnaires. We will also ask you about any side effects you may experience. These appointments will be every 3 weeks for the first few visits and then every 7 weeks until the end of the study.


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Chronic low back pain affects most adults, causes disability for some, and is a common reason for seeking healthcare. In the United States, opioid prescription for low back pain has increased, and opioids are now the most commonly prescribed drug class. More than half of regular opioid users reported back pain. America’s opioid crisis is taking the life of a person every 19 minutes. Responding to this crisis, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals has launched Phase 3 clinical trial for long lasting Buprenorphine injection.

Dr. Bhatia’s Neuro Pain Medical Center (located in Fresno, CA) is conducting a clinical research for low back pain. Qualified volunteers must:

  • Be 18-75 years old
  • Currently taking high doses of an opioid for low back pain
  • Have 3+ months of diagnosis of low back pain

If selected, the volunteers will receive long lasting investigational pain medication (Buprenorphine) injection and morphine as rescue medication. This is a no-cost to patient trial, so insurance is not required. Selected volunteers will receive free assessment, medicine and examination, and will also be compensated for travel.


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Causes

Low back pain is common. Almost everyone has back pain at some time in their life. Often, the exact cause of the pain cannot be found.

A single event may not have caused your pain. You may have been doing many activities, such as lifting the wrong way, for a long time. Then suddenly, one simple movement, such as reaching for something or bending from your waist, leads to pain.

Many people with chronic back pain have arthritis. Or they may have extra wear and tear of the spine, which may be due to:

  • Heavy use from work or sports
  • Injuries or fractures
  • Surgery

You may have had a herniated disk, in which part of the spinal disk pushed onto nearby nerves. Normally, the disks provide space and cushion in your spine. If these disks dry out and become thinner and more brittle, you can lose movement in the spine over time.

If the spaces between the spinal nerves and spinal cord become narrowed, this can lead to spinal stenosis. These problems are called degenerative joint or spine disease.

Other possible causes of chronic low back pain include:


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A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Headaches can vary between from being a minor aggravation to a severe and incapacitating pain. It can be difficult to identify whether an individual is suffering from a mild headache or a migraine, which is a neurological disease, affecting 38 million men, women and children in the United States. Consequently, it is essential to emphasize the distinction between a migraine and a headache as it leads to rapid relief with effective treatments. Fresno migraine specialist Dr Bhatia’s Neuro Pain Medical Center located on Bullard Ave, Fresno is conducting an advanced clinical research study on migraine attacks.

A headache is in which blood vessels constrict and dilate, thus releasing inflammatory substances that cause painful pulsations. A chronic headache is accompanied by mild to severe pain commonly occurring on both sides of the head for more than four hours on more than 15 days per month. Assertive initial treatment coupled with continuing management may well reduce pain and result in fewer headaches in the future. Conversely, a migraine headache is the outcome of definite physiologic changes that take place within the brain and result in distinctive pain with the combined symptoms.

 

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Migraines often begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. Migraines may progress through four stages: prodrome, aura, headache and post-drome, though you may not experience all stages.
One or two days before a migraine, you may notice subtle changes that warn of an upcoming migraine, including:

• Constipation
• Mood changes, from depression to euphoria
• Food cravings
• Neck stiffness
• Increased thirst and urination
• Frequent yawning

The most common migraine symptoms are:

• Throbbing, pulsating pain – 85 percent
• Light sensitivity – 80 percent
• Sound sensitivity – 76 percent
• Nausea – 73 percent
• Pain on one side – 59 percent
• Vision changes, blurred vision – 44 percent
• Aura – 36 percent
• Vomiting – 29 percent
(Note: These figures are from the American Migraine Study II of almost 4,000 migraine sufferers in 1999)

Fresno Migraine Specialist Dr. Bhatia has Treatment options:

As a matter of fact, most of the people will encounter a headache sooner or later in their lives. However, there are people who deal with more lasting and severe headaches and migraines than others. The Neurologist Dr. Bhatia based in Fresno, CA offers top notch medical care for neurological conditions and also recruits patients for migraine study and research.

You can also apply to qualify for a free Migraine-based research study. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. The advanced studies done during clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. If you are experiencing migraines or know a friend or family with migraine issues, you can refer them to our clinic.

The center offers a wide-ranging treatment to patients suffering with chronic headache and migraine in Fresno, CA. You will get the right help at the right time with the Neuro Pain Medical Center’s online available team catering to appointments, referrals, RX refills, and clinical trials.

Fresno migraine specialist Dr Bhatia

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Have your previous Migraine medications failed you?

You may qualify for a research study (Clinical Trial Phase 3) if you:

  • Have 2-8 moderate/sever migraine attacks per month
  • Have had migraines for at least a year, and
  • Between 18 -75 years of age

Qualified participants may receive:

  • Study related care and examination at no cost
  • Compensation for time & travel

Please use the form below at the bottom of the website to receive alerts from our clinic or use the contact form here.

This study can last from 1-4 months to treat a single migraine attack.  Participants must have 2-8 migraine attacks per month, and can be on preventive migraine treatment if they are stable over the last 2 months. Participants will have the option of rolling into the 18 month long-term study.

Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.

The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. The advanced studies done during clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. If you are experiencing migraines or know a friend or family with migraine issues, please refer them to our clinic.

Please visit the FDA website for more details on this trial – https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02867709


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Clinical trials for Neurological Conditions

Clinical trials are essential to determine whether new drugs, diagnostics or procedures in the laboratory are both safe and effective when used to diagnose or treat people.Our office is recruiting patients for following clinical trials. Please remember that we do not bill for these studies to the insurance company, so it does not matter whether the patient is insured or not insured.

  1. Osteoarthritis of Hip or Knee
  2. Chronic Low back pain
  3. Moderate Alzheimer’s disease: MMSE 10-20 Pt on Namenda and Aricept.
  4. Any memory impairment, for Amyloid PET scan Evaluation (Medicare patients only)
  5. Complex partial/ Focal Epilepsy- Open label study
  6. Moderate advanced Parkinson’s disease
  7. Acute Migraine
  8. Chronic Migraine
  9. Agitation in Alzheimer’s disease
  10. Mild Alzheimer’s disease- Day Break study
  11. Stem cell treatment for stroke- chronic deficit
  12. Psychosis in Parkinson’s disease

Carefully conducted clinical trials are performed in human volunteers to provide answers to questions such as:
– Does a treatment work?
– Does it work better than other treatments?
– Does it have side effects?

If you would like to learn more about the clinical trial process, please visit our Research page.

Patient Safety:

We collaborate with regulatory agencies, monitor reports of adverse events experienced by patients and communicate on our product safety activities, as appropriate to the audience. Any medicine may cause side effects in some patients. Our priority is to make sure that the therapeutic benefits of the medicine outweigh the risks


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Our office is recruiting patients for the following clinical trials:

  1. Osteoarthritis of Hip or Knee
  2. Chronic Low Back Pain
  3. Moderate Alzheimer’s disease MMSE 10-20 Pt on Nameda and Aricept
  4. Any memory impairment, for Amyloid PET Scan Evaluation (Medicare patients only)
  5. Epilepsy – Open label study
  6. Cluster Seizures
  7. Acute Migraine
  8. Chronic Migraine
  9. Agitation in Alzheimer’s disease
  10. Mild Alzheimer’s Day break study

You can learn more about the clinical trial process here: http://neuropain.com/research/

If you have any questions, please contact: http://neuropain.com/contact/


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