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CURRENT STUDIES - WELCOME, PARTICIPANTS!

Research is the number one method in uncovering new information about diseases and therapies. Your participation in a clinical study could help in the development of new medical treatments for these disorders.

One of the primary focuses of a clinical study is test the effects of new drugs compared to ones already on the market. Volunteers are needed to participate in these clinical studies. Those who volunteer benefit from knowing they have helped to advance medical research into new treatments and often receive compensation for their time and effort.

 

Please click below on the study name to learn more about symptoms related to this condition.
Please complete the contact form if you are interested in participating in a study or call us directly at 1-866-4-STUDY-1.

Acne

Info about acne:

Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or "zits." This includes whiteheads, blackheads, and red,inflammed patches of skin (such as cysts).

> For more information about Acne, please click here.

ADHD

Info about adhd:

ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.

> For more information about ADHD, please click here.

Adolescent Mood Disorders

Info about adolescent mood disorders:

For more information, please click the links below:

Allergies

Info about allergies:

An allergy is an immune response or reaction to substances that are usually not harmful.

Allergies are pretty common. Both genes and environment play a role..

> For more information about Allergies, please click here.

Alzheimers

Info about alzheimers:

Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. Alzheimer's disease (AD), is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior.

> For more information about Alzheimers, please click here.

Anxiety

Info about anxiety:

Stress can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous.
Anxiety is a feeling of fear, unease, and worry.

> For more information about Anxiety, please click here.

Arthritis

Info about arthritis:

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.

Arthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects a joint, allowing it to move smoothly. Cartilage also absorbs shock when pressure is placed on the joint, such as when you walk. Without the normal amount of cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.

> For more information about Arthritis, please click here.

Asthma

Info about asthma:

Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma is caused by inflammation in the airways.

> For more information about Asthma, please click here.

Autism

Info about autism:

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills..

> For more information about Autism, please click here.

Bipolar Disorder

Info about bipolar disrorder:

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people go back and forth between periods of a very good or irritable mood and depression. The "mood swings" between mania and depression can be very quick.

> For more information about Bipolar Disorder, please click here.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Info about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD):

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases. It makes it difficult to breathe.

> For more information about Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), please click here.

Constipation

Info about constipation:

Constipation is most often defined as having a bowel movement less than 3 times per week. It usually is associated with hard stools or difficulty passing stools. You may have pain while passing stools or may be unable to have a bowel movement after straining or pushing for more than 10 minutes.

> For more information about Constipation, please click here.

Depression

Info about depression, major depressive disorder:

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.
Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for a longer period of time.

> For more information about Depression, please click here.

Dermatitis

Info about Dermatitis:

Atopic dermatitis is a long-term (chronic) skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes.

> For more information about Dermatitis, please click here.

Diabetes Type 1

Info about type 1 diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age. However, it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents, or young adults.

> For more information about Type 1 Diabetes, please click here.

Diabetes Type 2

Info about type 2 diabetes:

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

> For more information about Type 2 Diabetes, please click here.

Drug Addictions

Info about drug addictions:

Drug dependence means that a person needs a drug to function normally. Abruptly stopping the drug leads to withdrawal symptoms. Drug addiction is the compulsive use of a substance, despite its negative or dangerous effects.

> For more information about Drug Addictions, please click here.

Epilepsy

Info about epilepsy:

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.

> For more information about Epilepsy, please click here.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Info about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD):

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

> For more information about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), please click here.

Gout

Info about gout:

Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes joint inflammation.

> For more information about Gout, please click here.

Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)

Info about hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol):

Cholesterol is a fat (also called a lipid) that your body needs to work properly. But too much bad cholesterol can increase your chance of getting heart disease, stroke, and other problems.

> For more information about Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), please click here.

Hypertension

Info about hypertension (high blood pressure):

Hypertension is the term used to describe high blood pressure. Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body.Blood pressure readings are usually given as two numbers -- for example, 120 over 80 (written as 120/80 mmHg). One or both of these numbers can be too high.

> For more information about Hypertension, please click here.

Insomnia

Info about insomnia:

Insomnia is trouble falling asleep or staying asleep through the night.

Episodes may come and go (episodic), last up to 3 weeks (short-term), or be long-lasting (chronic).

> For more information about Insomnia, please click here.

Migraine

Info about migraines:

A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.

> For more information about Migraines, please click here.

Multiple Sclerosis

Info about multiple sclerosis:

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).

> For more information about Multiple Sclerosis, please click here.

Obesity

Info about obesity:

Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as from having too much fat.

> For more information about Obesity, please click here.

Overactive Bladder

Info about bipolar overactive bladder:

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people go back and forth between periods of a very good or irritable mood and depression. The "mood swings" between mania and depression can be very quick.

> For more information about Overactive Bladder, please click here

Parkinsons

Info about parkinsons:

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. .

> For more information about Parkinsons, please click here.

Prostatitis

Info about Prostatitis:

Prostatitis is swelling and irritation (inflammation or infection) of the prostate gland. When prostatitis is caused by an infection with bacteria, it is called bacterial prostatitis.

> For more information about Prostatitis, please click here.

Schizophrenia

Info about schizophrenia:

Schizophrenia is a complex illness. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to:

  • Tell the difference between what is real and not real
  • Think clearly
  • Have normal emotional responses
  • Act normally in social situations.

> For more information about Schizophrenia, please click here..

 

Schizoaffective Disorder

Info about schizoaffective disorder:

Schizoaffective Disorder is a mental condition that causes both a loss of contact with reality (psychosis) and mood problems. The exact cause of schizoaffective disorder is unknown.

> For more information about Schizoaffective Disorder, please click here.

Tardive Dyskinesia

Info about Tardive Dyskinesia:

Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder that involves involuntary movements, especially of the lower face. Tardive means "delayed" and dyskinesia means "abnormal movement."

> For more information about Tardive Dyskinesia, please click here.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is research confidential?

Much like your doctor, all of the information that is obtained during the research process is protected by HIPAA. We take all identifying information out (de-idenitifed), unless required by law.

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a research study conducted by doctors to determine the effectiveness of new treatments and/or drugs.

 

Who can participate in a clinical trial?

Each clinical trial has its own guidelines for participants. Some studies require specific age groups, gender, race, diseases/disorders, while others just require you to be a healthy volunteer.

What benefits/risks are there from participating in a clinical trial?

Those who volunteer benefit from knowing they have helped to advance medical research into new treatments and often receive compensation for their time and effort. It is a possibility that the new drug or treatment being tested works better than ones currently offered to the public, as well.

However, doctors don't always know the effects that these new treatments and/or drugs may have, so there may be side effects that are unpleasant and/or serious. The treatment for these side effects might not be covered by your health plan. The trial may go on longer than a regular treatment would, and may not work for you.

What questions should I ask before joining a clinical trial?

Before you decide to join a clinical trial, you must go through a process of "Informed Consent." Informed Consent consists of showing you the papers that tell you about all of the benefits and risks of the trial, and protects your health while taking part in clinical research. After reading it, make sure to ask the study doctors about anything you do not understand. Some good questions to ask are:

Why is this trial being conducted?
How might this trial help?
What other treatments are available, besides the treatment that is being studied?
How long will this study take?
What will happen in this study?
What problems or side effects could happen?
Are there treatments for people who have side effects or problems? What are they? Who will pay for them?

After you've gone through Informed Consent, and have had a chance to ask your questions, it is up to you to decide whether or not you are going to participate in this clinical trial. Remember, it is your choice to be in the study and you can quit at any time.

 

 

 

 

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