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Dermatology Open House Screening – July 18 & 19, 2018

Screening for Actinic Keratosis, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Psoriasis and Rosacea

WHAT: Dermatology Open House Screening

WHEN: July 18th & 19th, 2018

Concerned about your skin condition and want to see if you qualify for one of our clinical research studies? We’ll be hosting an open house* on Wednesday and Thursday, July 18th and 19th, for people with questions about the following conditions:

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea

The evaluation is at no cost to you and health insurance is not required to participate.

Appointments are required to help manage your time while you’re with us.

*If you have participated in any of our skin condition open houses in the past three (3) months, we ask that you wait until our next open house to participate.

Contact our study hotline at (919) 781-2514 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

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Open House for Women’s Health – Uterine Fibroids

Open Screening for Women Concerned about Uterine Fibroids

Wake Research is offering an open screening for women concerned about uterine fibroids. We’re especially interested in finding individuals who meet the following conditions:

Women ages 18-50 with one of the following conditions:

  • Heavy bleeding from uterine fibroids
  • A family history or suspicion of family history for uterine fibroids

The pre-screening abdominal ultrasound scans are free-of-charge and participants can take a copy of the scan with them for their personal records, or to provide to their health care provider. An appointment is required to attend. Contact Bridget, a recruiter at Wake Research Associates, at 919-645-9229 to schedule your scan.

What
Women’s Ultrasound Open Screening

Where
Wake Research Associates
3100 Duraleigh Rd. #304
Raleigh, NC 27612

When
Wednesday, March 21st and Thursday, March 22nd 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Open House Screenings for Pediatric Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Wake Research Associates Introduces Open House Screenings for Pediatric Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Saturday, March 17th

[Raleigh, NC] – Wake Research Associates is introducing complimentary screenings for pediatric eczema (also called atopic dermatitis).

Open House Details

Saturday, March 17th, Wake Research will host an open house for children and adolescents to have an examination of a skin condition called eczema, or atopic dermatitis. This common skin condition features dry scaly patches on the skin. The discomfort and scratching from this skin condition can lead to skin infections.

The examination is free of charge and open to children and adolescents, age 2-17. Individuals under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Participants can take a copy of the review with them for their personal records, or to provide them to their health care provider. An appointment is required to attend.

Contact our research team at (919) 781-2514 for details and to schedule your appointment. Insurance is not necessary to participate. Appointments will be available between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Screenings will be offered at Wake Research’s Raleigh location, 3100 Duraleigh Rd. #304, at the corner of Duraleigh and Edwards Mill Rd.

Wake Research to Host Colitis and Crohn’s Research Fundraiser

Join Wake Research for a fundraiser to support Colitis and Crohn’s research. Meet members of the Wake Research team in the lobby of our building, 3100 Duraleigh #304, Raleigh, NC 27612 on Tuesday, March 20th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We’ll have information to share about research into Crohn’s and Colitis diseases, including information about our clinical research into these two important conditions. Visitors will have a chance to register to win prizes as well. Donations are not necessary to register to win prizes.

Contact us at (919) 781-2514 for more information about this event. Visit our website at wakeresearch.com for more information about Wake Research Associates.

Join us for a Memory Loss Open House on February 16th

Are you, or someone you love, starting to forget things?

Join us for an open house for individuals concerned about their memory loss. We’ll perform a brief memory and cognitive assessment to identify serious memory impairment.


Ask yourself if in the past few years you’ve noticed concerns such as:

  • Becoming lost driving
  • Repeating questions in conversations
  • Finding yourself unable to come up with a specific word, such as trying to say the word “car” but having to say instead “the thing you drive to work in.”
  • Forgetting the names of people you’ve met recently

Have other people noticed changes in your memory?

Problems such as these may be early signs of dementia. Wake Research is investigating a drug for people with Alzheimer’s or vascular dementia, and is trying to identify potential participants. Participating in the memory screening does not obligate you to participate in the research study. The whole appointment will take about 2 hours, and there is no cost to you or your insurance.

Contact us at (919) 781-2514 to schedule an appointment.

Details:

What:      Memory Loss Open House

When:     Friday, February 16th, 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM, by appointment

Where:    3100 Duraleigh Rd. #304 | Raleigh, NC 27612

Open House for Fatty Liver Disease

Concerned about possible fatty liver disease?

Join us for an open house, Thursday, February 8th from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM, where we’ll be debuting our new fibroscan equipment for Fatty Liver Disease.


We’re looking for people:

  • Age 18-75
  • With no history of alcohol abuse OR drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day
  • With abnormal lab tests (including liver and cholesterol)
  • With NO history of hepatitis B or C
  • Have a family history of liver disease related to fatty liver
  • Who are overweight
  • At risk of diabetes or current stable diabetes

Other conditions may apply. Contact us at the information below to schedule an appointment to join us during the open house times.

Wake Research Associates
3100 Duraleigh Road
Suite 304
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 781-2514

Uterine Fibroids Study at Wake Research

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years in women. Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.

As many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. Half of all women have fibroids by the age of 50. Your doctor may discover fibroids incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.

In general, uterine fibroids seldom require treatment. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove fibroids if you have discomfort or troublesome symptoms. Rarely, fibroids can require emergency treatment if they cause sudden, sharp pelvic pain or profuse menstrual bleeding. Fibroids can be so tiny that you need a microscope to see them. However, they can grow very large. They may fill the entire uterus, and may weigh several pounds. Although it is possible for just one fibroid to develop, usually there are more than one.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pelvic cramping or pain with periods
  • Sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen
  • Pain during intercourse

Treatments

Treatment for uterine fibroids depends on various things including your age, general health, severity of symptoms, type of fibroids and whether you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The best solution for treatment is to visit your primary physician for a pelvic exam so a proper examination can be conducted.

Wake Research is currently enrolling women with uterine fibroids for a clinical study. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (919) 781-2514 or visit our volunteer studies page for uterine fibroids.

Wake Research is a unique and innovative resource site for Phase I, Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV clinical trials. We offer a wide variety of trial studies that may be suitable for a diverse pool of qualified individuals including, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Wake Research is home to the Wake Research family of companies, headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Wake, Johnston, Nash, Durham and Orange Counties, and the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Benson, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Creedmoor and beyond.

For more information on uterine fibroids, reference the following link:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/uterine-fibroids/DS00078

C. Diff Study at Wake Research

Consider joining a C. Diff Study at Wake Research

Have you recently been hospitalized, received antibiotics in the last 3 months, and/or have diarrhea 48 or more hours after hospitalization? If you answered yes, you could have clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. diff, a type of bacterial infection.

According to WebMD, older adults in health care facilities are most at risk for developing C. diff, especially if they are also taking antibiotics. This is because the human body contains thousands of different types of bacteria, both good and bad. If the antibiotics accidentally kill too much of the healthy bacteria then it can throw off the bacterial balance in the gut. When the balance of bacteria in the gut is thrown off, the C. diff bacteria may start to grow out of control, releasing toxins that attack the lining of the intestines causing it to become inflamed.

The most common symptom of C. diff is watery diarrhea that happens several times a day, often times with abdominal cramping. Symptoms of a more serious infection include: diarrhea more than 10 times a day (sometimes with blood in the stool), severe cramping, fever, nausea, loss of appetite/weight loss, dehydration, and rapid heart rate.

Wake Research is currently enrolling people with C. diff for a clinical study testing the effectiveness, tolerability and safety of an investigational medication for C. diff. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at 919-781-2514 or visit our website at www.wakeresearch.com.

Wake Research is a unique and innovative resource site for Phase I, Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV clinical trials.  We offer a wide variety of trial studies that may be suitable for a diverse pool of qualified individuals including, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Wake Research is home to the Wake Research family of companies, headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Wake, Johnston, Nash, Durham and Orange Counties, and the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Benson, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Creedmoor and beyond.

Resources:

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/clostridium-difficile-colitis#1

https://www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/cdiff/cdiff-patient.html

https://www.wakeresearch.com/current-studies/clostridium-difficile-c-diff

Fibromyalgia Study at Wake Research

Fibromyalgia Study at Wake Research

Fibromyalgia is an often misunderstood condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain that feels like a constant dull ache. While researchers are still unsure what causes fibromyalgia or why it is so painful, they believe it is due to the brain’s pain receptors becoming more sensitive, thus overreacting to pain signals. The symptoms of fibromyalgia may arise gradually or can be brought on by injury, trauma, stress, or infection.

Symptoms

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are widespread pain (i.e. occurring on the whole body), extreme fatigue, and cognitive difficulties. Sufferers often awaken tired, even after long periods of sleep, and report problems with attention and memory, headaches, and depression. Many people with this disorder also experience other co-occurring disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, joint disorders, sleep disorders, and restless leg syndrome.

Risk factors

Risk factors for fibromyalgia include being a woman, having another family member with the condition, and also having rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Exercise and managing stress are also helpful in relieving symptoms.

Treatments

There is no cure for fibromyalgia; however, there are several drug treatments that can help with symptoms, such as pain relievers, antidepressants, and anti-seizure drugs.

Clinical Trial for Fibromyalgia

If you suffer with fibromyalgia pain, Wake Research Associates is enrolling volunteers in a clinical study testing the effectiveness, tolerability and safety of an investigational medication. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at 919-781-2514 or visit our website at www.wakeresearch.com.

References

https://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/what-is-fibromyalgia#1
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354780
https://www.wakeresearch.com/volunteers/current-studies/