September 2012 Newsletter

J. Lewis Research, Inc.

E-Newsletter

September 2012

Licensed Meningitis Vaccine: MCV4 (Ages 16-23) Closing soon!

Licensed Hepatitis B Vaccine (Ages 20 and up)

MMR Vaccine (Ages 4-6)

Acute Migraine Treatment (Ages 18-65)

Elderly Flu Vaccine (Ages 65 and up)

Swimmer’s Ear (Ages 6 mos. and up)

Hypertension (Ages 18 and up)

Meningitis B Vaccine (Ages 10-12)

Celiac Disease (Ages 18-75)

Adolescent Migraine (Ages 12-17)


LICENSED MENINGITIS VACCINE (MCV4) Closing soon!

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic South


  • For ages 16-23 who have not previously received a meningitis vaccine
  • One visit
  • One blood draw
  • Receive a licensed MCV4 vaccine (optional)
  • Get paid!

LICENSED HEPATITIS B VACCINE

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic


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 years of age and older with or without Type 2 Diabetes

What is this study about? Are you interested?

This study will test how the body responds to a hepatitis B vaccine for adults with or without type 2 diabetes.

  • ·         You may join this study if:
  • ·         You are 20 years of age or older
  • ·         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

MMR VACCINE

Participating locations: Jordan River Family Medicine


IS YOUR CHILD BETWEEN 4-6 YEARS OF AGE?

NOW ENROLLING

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 vaccination
  • ·         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.


 ACUTE MIGRAINE TREATMENT

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic, Foothill Family Clinic South, Jordan River Family Medicine


If you suffer from migraine headaches, you’re not alone. About 12 percent of the U.S. population gets them. Migraines are recurring attacks of moderate to severe pain. The pain is throbbing or pulsing, and is often on one side of the head. During migraines, people are very sensitive to light and sound. They may also become nauseated and vomit.

Migraine is three times more common in women than in men. Some people can tell when they are about to have a migraine because they see flashing lights or zigzag lines or they temporarily lose their vision.

Many things can trigger a migraine. These include

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Lack of food or sleep
  • Exposure to light
  • Hormonal changes (in women)

Doctors used to believe migraines were linked to the opening and narrowing of blood vessels in the head. Now they believe the cause is related to genes that control the activity of some brain cells. Medicines can help prevent migraine attacks or help relieve symptoms of attacks when they happen. For many people, treatments to relieve stress can also help.

For more from this website, please follow the link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html


  • ·         Treat one migraine
    • ·         Four clinic visits
    • ·         Collect dry blood samples at home

Please call a participating location for more details and to see if you may qualify!


ELDERLY FLU VACCINE

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic, Foothill Family Clinic South, Jordan River Family Medicine


Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. There are additional steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy this flu season.

  • Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against the flu.
  • Take everyday precautions, like washing your hands, to protect your health.
  • If you are exposed to or caring for someone with the flu, talk to your doctor about preventive antiviral medications.

For more from this website, please follow the link: http://www.flu.gov/prevention-vaccination/prevention/index.html


Concerned about flu?

We have an idea for you!

If you are:

  • ·         Generally healthy
  • ·         Age 65 or older
  • ·         And have not received a flu vaccination in the last 6 months

You could be a part of our investigational flu vaccine study.

If you qualify, you may receive:

  • ·         Investigational flu vaccine
  • ·         Study-related medical care
  • ·         Compensation for time and travel

If you are interested, please contact us!


SWIMMER’S EAR

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic, Foothill Family Clinic South and Jordan River Family Medicine, First Med East


Swimmer’s ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. It’s often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that aids bacterial growth.

Putting fingers, cotton swabs or other objects in your ears also can lead to swimmer’s ear by damaging the thin layer of skin lining your ear canal.

Swimmer’s ear is also known as acute external otitis or otitis externa. The most common cause of this infection is bacteria invading the skin inside your ear canal. Swimmer’s ear is usually treated successfully with eardrops. Prompt treatment can help prevent complications and more-serious infections.

Swimmer’s ear symptoms are usually mild at first, but they may get worse if your infection isn’t treated or spreads. Doctors often classify swimmer’s ear according to mild, moderate and advanced stages of progression.

Mild signs and symptoms

  • Itching in your ear canal
  • Slight redness inside your ear
  • Mild discomfort that’s made worse by pulling on your outer ear (pinna, or auricle) or pushing on the little “bump” (tragus) in front of your ear
  • Some drainage of clear, odorless fluid

Moderate progression

  • More intense itching
  • Increasing pain
  • More extensive redness in your ear
  • Excessive fluid drainage
  • Discharge of pus
  • Feeling of fullness inside your ear and partial blockage of your ear canal by swelling, fluid and debris
  • Decreased or muffled hearing

Advanced progression

  • Severe pain that may radiate to your face, neck or side of your head
  • Complete blockage of your ear canal
  • Redness or swelling of your outer ear
  • Swelling in the lymph nodes in your neck
  • Fever

When to see a doctor
Contact your doctor if you’re experiencing any signs or symptoms of swimmer’s ear, even if they’re mild.

Call your doctor right away or visit the emergency room if you have severe pain or a fever.

For more from this article, please click on the link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/swimmers-ear/DS00473/DSECTION=symptoms


Swimmer’s Ear Keeping You out Of the Water?

Dive into this Study for Swimmer’s Ear.

Join our pool of participants. Local doctors in your area are conducting a research study for safety and effectiveness of investigational antibiotic drops for swimmer’s ear. Individuals 6 months of age and older with swimmer’s ear may be eligible to participate.

www.splashswimmersearstudy.com


HYPERTENSION

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic, Foothill Family Clinic South and Jordan River Family Medicine


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.

The top number is called the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is called the diastolic blood pressure.

  • Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is lower than 120/80 mmHg most of the time.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) is when your blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or above most of the time.
  • If your blood pressure numbers are 120/80 or higher, but below 140/90, it is called pre-hypertension.

Watch this video about: Blood pressure

If you have pre-hypertension, you are more likely to develop high blood pressure.

If you have heart or kidney problems, or if you had a stroke, your doctor may want your blood pressure to be even lower than that of people who do not have these conditions.

For more from this website, please click on the link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000468.htm


YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY

About 76 million Americans struggle with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. It may be difficult to control, but without adequate treatment high blood pressure can cause health complications. Physicians in our area are conducting a clinical research study to evaluate an investigational combination of FDA-approved oral medicines intended to treat hypertension.

You may qualify if:

  •  You have been diagnosed with hypertension
  • Can attend up to 15 visits over 16 weeks
  • Qualified participants will receive at no cost:
  • All study-related medical evaluations, including an evaluation by a physician
  • All study-related exams, monitoring and medicine

You may be compensated for your time and travel. Health insurance is not necessary.

Space is limited!


MENINGITIS B VACCINE (WITH TDaP AND MCV4)

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic, Foothill Family Clinic South and Jordan River Family Medicine


Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of an infection. The swelling associated with meningitis often triggers the “hallmark” signs and symptoms of this condition, including headache, fever and a stiff neck in anyone over the age of 2.

Most cases of meningitis are caused by a viral infection, but bacterial and fungal infections also can lead to meningitis. Depending on the cause of the infection, meningitis can resolve on its own in a couple of weeks — or it can be a life-threatening emergency.

If you suspect that you or someone in your family has meningitis, seek medical care right away. Early treatment can prevent serious complications.

For more from this website, please click on the link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meningitis/DS00118


What is meningococcal disease type B (MnB)?

Meningococcal disease type B (MnB) is caused by a certain type of bacteria that can make your child very sick. No vaccine to prevent MnB is currently available.

Your child (ages 10-12) may be eligible to take part in a clinical trial to test an investigational vaccine for MnB.


CELIAC DISEASE

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic

 

Celiac disease facts

  • Celiac disease is a chronic digestive disorder in which damage to the lining of the small intestine leads to the malabsorption of minerals and nutrients.
  • The destruction of the inner lining of the small intestine in celiac disease is caused by an immunological (allergic) reaction to gluten.
  • Gluten is a family of proteins present in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats.
  • Individuals with celiac disease may develop diarrhea, steatorrhea, weight lossflatulenceiron deficiency anemia, abnormal bleeding, or weakened bones. However, many adults with celiac disease may have either no symptoms or only vague abdominal discomfort such as bloating, abdominal distension, and excess gas.
  • Children with celiac disease may have stunted growth, and if untreated, childhood celiac disease can result in short stature as an adult.
  • Small intestinal biopsy is considered the most accurate test for celiac disease.
  • Blood tests can be performed to diagnose celiac disease; these include endomysial antibodies, anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies, and anti-gliadin antibodies.
  • There is no cure for celiac disease. The treatment of celiac disease is a gluten free diet.
  • In most individuals, a gluten free diet will result in improvement in symptoms within weeks. Many individuals report symptom improvement within 48 hours.
  • In children with celiac disease, successful treatment with a gluten free diet can lead to the resumption in growth (with rapid catch up in height).
  • Failure to respond to a gluten free diet can be due to several reasons; the most common reason is failure to adhere to a strict gluten free diet.
  • Refractory celiac disease is a rare condition in which the symptoms of celiac disease (and the loss of villi) do not improve despite many months of a strict gluten free diet. It may progress to cancer.
  • The treatment of refractory celiac disease is first to make sure that all gluten is eliminated from the diet. If there still is no improvement, corticosteroids such as prednisone, and immunosuppressive agents (medications that suppress a person’s immune system) such as azathioprine and cyclosporine may be used.
  • Adults with celiac disease have a several-fold higher than normal risk of developing lymphomas (cancers of the lymph glands) in the small intestine and elsewhere. They also have a high risk of small intestinal and, to a lesser degree, of esophageal carcinomas(cancers of the inner lining of the intestine and esophagus).
  • The prognosis of individuals with celiac disease who develop lymphoma, collagenous celiac disease, or jejunal ulcers is poor.

For more from this website, please follow the link: http://www.medicinenet.com/celiac_disease/article.htm


ADOLESCENT MIGRAINE

Participating locations: Foothill Family Clinic, Foothill Family Clinic South, and Jordan River Family Medicine


Risk factors

By Mayo Clinic staff

Several factors make you more prone to having migraines.

  • ·         Family history. Up to 90 percent of people with migraines have a family history of migraine attacks. If one or both of your parents have migraines, there’s a good chance you will, too.
  • ·         Age. Migraine can begin at any age, though most people experience their first migraine during adolescence. By age 40, most people with migraine have had their first attack.
  • ·         Gender. Women are three times more likely to have migraines. Headaches tend to affect boys more than girls during childhood, but by the time of puberty, more girls are affected.
  • ·         Hormonal changes. If you’re a woman who has migraines, you may find that your headaches begin just before or shortly after onset of menstruation. They may also change during pregnancy or menopause. Some women report that their migraine attacks got worse during the first trimester of a pregnancy, though for many, the attacks improved during later stages in the pregnancy.

For more from this article, please click on the link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-headache/DS00120/DSECTION=risk-factors


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.

For more information, please contact Research


COMING SOON!


 FLU VACCINE STUDIES ARE COMING BACK THIS FALL!

 For ages 18 and up. If you are interested in participating in a flu vaccine study this upcoming year, please contact us. We are taking names now, and will contact you when enrollment begins.


ADULT MIGRAINE- Ages 18-65


BIRTH CONTROL


MENINGITIS B VACCINE– Ages 11-25 (This age group is for the Foothill Family Clinic location on Foothill Drive only)


MMR VACCINE- Ages 4-6


CAT ALLERGY


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 reach us through our website: http://www.jlewisresearch.com, which will be updated soon to better suit your research needs (very exciting!), or refer to our list of locations to find the one nearest you that is enrolling for the study you are interested in. Stay tuned for updates next month on any new or upcoming studies.

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