Southern Nevada Brain Treatment Center Conducts Clinical Trials

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and for those battling the disease, resources are available in Nevada. The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is actively conducting clinical trials.

Individualized test treatments, therapy, and approval of four prescriptions are some of the advancements made at the center. Multiple sclerosis causes the immune system to attack the central nervous system. During MS Awareness Month, it is important to know the warning signs and available resources.

Symptoms to look out for are blurred vision, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, balance problems, or bladder and bowel dysfunction. If you are battling MS, the Cleveland Clinic encourages you to participate in a clinical research study.

Erin Zdenek, a nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic, mentioned how participating in the Lou Ruvo Center trials makes a difference,

“Being part of a clinical trial allows participants to have early access to potential new therapies and can really empower participants and their families knowing that they could help others on their journey with the disease. MS in the future,” Zdenek said. .

Healthy people are also among the most important volunteers for research trials.

For more information about Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, click here.

The National MS Society support group in Reno and Sparks meets every second Tuesday of each month. To learn more about their meetings, click here.

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