Clinical Research Center

Functional-Medicine-Testing980CLINICAL RESEARCH UPDATE

We are currently enrolling for (click titles for more information):

  • Asthma with prednisone use
    Have you had asthma for 1 year or more? Is your asthma bad enough that you have needed steroids within the past year? We are seeking volunteers for a research study. There is no placebo in this study, and no blood draws necessary. All study-related care is provided at no cost, and there may be compensation to you for your time. This study is open to children (4 years old and older) and adults.
  • COPD with cardiovascular disease
    Do you have or think you might have COPD?  We are seeking volunteers for a research study.  You may qualify even if you are still smoking. All study-related care is provided at no cost, and there may be compensation to you for your time.
  • Nasal polyps
    Do you suffer from nasal polyps or chronic sinus infections?  We are seeking volunteers for a research study. All study-related care is provided at no cost, and there may be compensation to you for your time.
  • Chronic sinusitis
    Do you suffer from chronic sinus infections?  We are seeking volunteers for a research study. All study-related care is provided at no cost, and there may be compensation to you for your time.
  • Chronic cough
    Do you have a chronic cough for at least 8 weeks that won’t go away in spite of treatment?  We are seeking volunteers for a 6 week research study. All study-related care is provided at no cost, and there may be compensation to you for your time.
  • Dust mite allergies
    Do you have allergies to dust mites?  We are seeking volunteers for a research study. All study-related care is provided at no cost, and there may be compensation to you for your time.
If interested please call our clinic (360 733 5733) and ask for Jill.
updated February 2013

What is a clinical trial?

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A clinical trial is a carefully designed study that involves people who volunteer to receive experimental treatments under close supervision by a physician and other research professionals. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies have developed these treatments, and their clinical research scientists have developed the study protocols. Our Clinical Research Center has been in full operation since 1994.

What are the risks and benefits of being in a clinical trial?

  • Study related medical care, and medications at no cost.
  • Compensation for time and travel.
  • Participation in the advancement of medical science.
  • Potential improvement in condition being studied.
  • Potential side effects.
  • Pain related to procedures (injections, blood draws, etc).
  • Occasional early morning visits.

Who can participate in a clinical trial?

All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. Using inclusion/exclusion criteria is an important principle of medical research that helps to produce reliable results. The factors that allow someone to participate in a clinical trial are called “inclusion criteria” and those that disallow someone from participating are called “exclusion criteria”. These criteria are based on such factors as age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Before joining a clinical trial, a participant must qualify for the study.