April 2013 Newsletter

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If you or someone you know may be interested in one of our currently enrolling studies, or if you have any questions about these studies, please feel free to contact us.  You can contact us by calling one of our locations or through the contact form on our website.  Our staff is available to provide more details about these studies and can answer any questions you may have.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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UPCOMING STUDIES:
Swine Flu Vaccine (Ages 3+)
Pediatric meningitis vaccine (Ages 7-15)
Ear Infection (Ages 2 months – 12 years)

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We want to hear from you!  Please reply back with your story, message us on facebook, or contact us on our website.
We appreciate everyone who has ever participated in one of our research studies.  Our volunteers are “Medical Heroes” because their involvement in research helps everyone gain access to new and improved treatments.  Join the Medical Heroes Community with the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation.

Elderly Avian Flu Vaccine – Age 65+

Please contact us for more information about our upcoming Healthy Elderly Avian Flu Vaccine Study

Adolescent Migraine – Age 12-17

*Ending Soon*

Trial of Evaluation and Efficacy of Nasal spray for ZOMIG®Does your child experience migraine headaches?

If the answer to this question is yes, and your child is 12-17 years of age, and experiences two or more migraine headaches a month, he or she may be eligible to join a clinical research study looking at an investigational treatment for migraine headaches.

The study will involve 3-4 visits to our clinic. Your child would be given a nasal spray containing study medication to take when a migraine headache occurs

Pediatric Allergies – Age 4-11

*Enrollment just starting*

Your child may qualify for a research study if they:

  • Are between 4 and 11 years of age
  • Are in general good health
  • Have been diagnosed with perennial allergic rhinitis (year-round allergies)

If eligible, you and your child could receive at no cost:

  • Study related medical care
  • Investigational study medication or placebo
  • Compensation for your time

Vaginal Dryness – Age 40+

If you are postmenopausal (or have had your uterus and/or both ovaries removed) and are experiencing vaginal dryness or discomfort during intimacy, you may be interested in the Venus 2 Study.

Visit the study website for more information

MMR Vaccine – Age 12-15 months

Is your child between the ages of 12 and 15 months?

A clinical research study is evaluating an investigational vaccine to prevent Measles/ Mumps/ Rubella (MMR) in children.

To qualify for this clinical study, your child must be:

• 12 to 15 months of age • Accompanied by a parent or guardian at each study visit • Up to date on all current childhood vaccinations

If your child joins this clinical study he/she will receive: • MMR vaccinations at no cost • Study-related medical check-ups

Meningitis B Vaccine – Age 10-25

What is meningococcal disease type B (MnB)?

  • Meningococcal (men-in-juh-coc-cal) disease, also called meningitis (men-in-jai-tis), is a serious illness
  • It causes the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord to swell and become inflamed
  • Meningococcal disease is caused by a certain type of bacteria that can make young people (10-25) very sick

Are there different types of meningococcal disease?

  • There are many different types of meningococcal disease
  • You may have already received a vaccine to prevent some types of meningococcal disease
  • There is no vaccine to prevent meningococcal disease type B (MnB)

What can I do today?

  • This office is part of a clinical trial to test an investigational vaccine for MnB
  • This trial is called “MEMENTO 014″

Visit the study website for more information

Dust Mite Allergy – Age 12+

The DynaMITE study is testing an investigational immunotherapy tablet for people with dust mite allergy. You or your child may be eligible to take part if the following criteria are met:

  • 12 years of age or older
  • Have been taking allergy medications for dust mite allergy symptoms during the past year

Visit the study website for more information

Meningitis B Vaccine – Age 10-12

What is meningococcal disease type B (MnB)?

  • Meningococcal (men-in-juh-coc-cal) disease, also called meningitis (men-in-jai-tis), is a serious illness
  • It causes the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord to swell and become inflamed
  • Meningococcal disease is caused by a certain type of bacteria that can make your child very sick

Are there different types of meningococcal disease?

  • There are many different types of meningococcal disease
  • There are vaccines for other types of meningococcal disease but there is no vaccine to prevent meningococcal disease type B (MnB)
  • MnB causes 1 out of every 3 cases of meningococcal disease in the United States

What can I do today?

  • This office is part of a clinical trial* to test an investigational vaccine for MnB in children aged 10-12 years
  • This trial is called “MEMENTO 015″
  • If you want to find out how you can be part of this trial, please talk to your health care professional

Visit the study website for more information

Pediatric Bird Flu Vaccine – Age 6 months – 17 years

Please contact us for more information about our Pediatric Avian (bird) Flu Vaccine Study

Hepatitis B Vaccine – Age 20+

*We are only looking for those with Type 2 diabetes at this point in the study*

Research study of a Hepatitis B Vaccine in adults 20 to 49 years of age with or without Type 2 Diabetes.

This study will test how the body responds to a hepatitis B vaccine for adults with type 2 diabetes.

You may join this study if:

-You are between 20 years of age to 49 years of age

-Within the past 5 years, you have had type 2 diabetes OR never had diabetes

-You have never had a hepatitis B vaccine

-You have never had hepatitis B infection

-The study team will tell you what else is needed to join this study

Hypertension – Age 18+

DO YOU HAVE HYPERTENSION?

You may qualify for a new research study to evaluate an investigational combination of oral medicines in people with hypertension.

Have you have been diagnosed with moderate to severe hypertension, and are untreated or are taking medication to control your HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

If you qualify, you will receive all study-related care and investigational study medication at no cost to you.
Compensation may be available for time and travel.

Swimmer’s Ear – Age 6 months+

Swimmer’s ear is an ear infection that can occur after swimming.  It can cause pain, itching and swelling.  This medical research study is testing an investigational medication (ear drops) for swimmer’s ear in both adults and children.  Study participants must be at least 6 months of age and have symptoms of swimmer’s ear such as pain, itching, redness or swelling.

Visit the study website for more information

MMR Vaccine – Age 4-6

Is your child between 4-6 years of age?

A clinical research study is evaluating an investigational vaccine to prevent Measles/ Mumps/ Rubella (MMR) in children.

To qualify for this clinical study, your child must be: • 4 to 6 years of age • Accompanied by a parent or guardian at each study visit • Up to date on all current childhood vaccinations

If your child joins this clinical study he/she will receive: • MMR vaccinations at no cost • Study-related medical check-ups • Payment for the cost of travelling to study visits

If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in this vaccine study, ask your doctor for more information.