Enroll in The Relapsing-Remitting/Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Research Study
About the Study
If you, or a loved one, are suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), there is hope. Medical and non-profit organizations are working tirelessly to find treatments and a cure. Part of the process of discovering effective treatments for MS are clinical trials. These research studies and clinical trials are separated into phases, and are offered to patients with multiple sclerosis after pre-clinical trials and early phase studies are completed.
A MS clinical trial offers patients the opportunity to receive care from some of the nation’s leading neurologists, and includes treatment and continued monitoring at no cost to the patient, with expenses for time and travel potentially reimbursed as well.
The Neurological Research Center at the Fort Wayne Neurological Center is currently enrolling for a clinical study to capture, in a standardized manner, information from individuals with MS regarding their disease course of the disorder throughout their life.
If you are currently suffering from MS, please contact our office or fill out the form below to see if you are eligible for this study. To learn more about participating in a study at the neurological research center read our patient FAQ page or contact us with additional questions.
You may qualify for the Multiple Sclerosis study if you must meet the following criteria.
Condition: Relapsing-Remitting or progressive MS
Age: 18 to 65 years
Gender: Male or Female
- Relapsing-Remitting or progressive MS with clear date of MS onset within 15 years.
Note: In patients with progressive MS where the date of onset is sometimes less clear, the date of onset should be considered to be the date at which the first neurological symptom is identified.
- EDSS of 6.5 or less
- Evidence of Clinical Isolated Syndrome.
Note: Patients are not required to have evidence of CIS in order to enroll rather patients with CIS are eligible for enrollment.
- Willingness to participate and contribute data on an on-going basis.
If the following apply, you may NOT qualify for this research study.
- Unclear date of onset. Onset with symptoms of fatigue, malaise, pain and other vague symptoms without a definable neurological symptom-onset date.
- Concomitant confounding disorders like neuromyelitis optica and idiopathic isolated transverse myelitis, and/or known autoimmune disorders that can cause neurological disorders, etc.
Note: Participants with co-morbidities, including other autoimmune disorders, are eligible to participate as long as the diagnosis of MS is well established.
- Unwilling to participate for ongoing follow up collection of data.
- Any other factor that in the opinion of the principal investigator will render the individual unsuitable for participation.
See if you qualify for this study
Resources for MS Patients
We know that a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis is a challenging prospect to face. We’re here to help. As you fight MS, we want to provide you with every available resource to equip and help you on your health journey. We’ve created a list of organizations that are actively working to help you find answers, information, MS treatments, and are relentlessly advocating on your behalf.
The purpose of MS Focus is to improve the lives of people living with MS by providing programs and support to improve their health and well-being. They are committed to raising awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to propel medical advances forward and support people with MS.
The National MS Society has a bold vision – seeing the world rid of MS. They are a comprehensive resource for people with MS and offer educational materials and connections for patients who have just been diagnosed with MS to long-term fighters of MS. Their goal ranges from discovering a cure for MS to helping individuals with MS find quality healthcare and resources.
Clinicaltrials.gov exists for the sole purpose of connecting you to clinical research trials that are designed with your condition and diagnosis in mind. Wherever you are located, clinicaltrials.gov can connect you to the right medical trial for you. The clinical research studies they list are broad and cover the expanse of conditions and geographical locations across the US. If you are looking for a MS clinical study in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or elsewhere, this is a great resource to start with.