June 28, 2012
At NeuroTrials, our research investigators are often top experts in their field. Atlanta Magazine has taken notice of some of our talented researchers, and TWO of our research physicians are honored in the 2012 Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors list. Congratulations!
Dr. Matthews Gwynn is co-medical director at NeuroTrials & was honored for his work with Atlanta Neurology. His areas of expertise include movement disorders & migraines.
Dr. James Kiely was also honored for his work with Atlanta Neurology, and is named as an expert in epilepsy. Dr. Kiely has worked as an investigator on several NeuroTrials studies.
Nationally recognized physicians and researchers founded NeuroTrials over a decade ago, and we are happy to continue that tradition. NeuroTrials continues to attract important Phase II-IV studies that impact the health and welfare of residents in Atlanta and nationwide. Keep up the great work!
June 25, 2012
Are your mornings a struggle because of your child’s narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy affects approximately 200,000 men, women and children in the United States alone, according to the National Institute of Sleep Disorders. However, these statistics may be too low, as many who suffer from narcolepsy are not getting diagnosed or treated – especially children.
One of the reasons it is so hard to diagnose narcolepsy in children is that the sleep-related problems may seem like a symptom of another disorder such as ADD or hyperactivity disorder. Many parents seek treatment for their child’s inability to stay awake or pay attention without realizing that they have an actual sleep disorder.
4 signs your child might have narcolepsy:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness.
- Cataplexy (floppy, ragdoll like movements) while awake.
- Sleep paralysis (unable to move once waking up).
- Hypnagogic hallucinations (repeated bad dreams your child cannot wake up from).
Has your child been diagnosed with narcolepsy?
NeuroTrials Research in Atlanta is conducting a new research study for excessive daytime sleepiness for children & teens with narcolepsy. Qualified participants will be compensated for time & travel.
Your child may qualify if he or she:
- is 6-17 years of age
- has a diagnosis of narcolepsy
- is otherwise in general good health
- suffers from excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy
- has a parent or legal guardian available to attend all study visits
For more information, call 404-851-9934 or visit the study landing page.