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July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

Wake Research would like to keep you up to date.

Our monthly newsletter details new studies and events happening at our site. Our website has several resources to learn more about the clinical trials process. We encourage you to read and share these links with friends and family who may be interested.

Volunteer Referral Program

Suggest a friend and receive a $50 referral bonus.
Learn more here

 Featured Studies

Endometriosis

Pain due to endometriosis? We are looking for women to participate in a research study to evaluate whether an investigational medicine could reduce pain due to endometriosis.

Compensation up to $1,025 available.

Endometriosis Study

Parkinson’s Disease

Do you or a loved one suffer from Parkinson’s disease? Wake Research Associates is enrolling volunteers with Parkinson’s disease in a clinical research study.

Compensation up to $1,350 available.

Parkinson’s Disease Study

Uterine Fibroids

Pain from uterine fibroids?

If you have uterine fibroids, are between 18 and 51 years of age and pre-menopausal, you may qualify for our current study.

Compensation up to $1,850 available.

Uterine Fibroids Study

Other Studies

Check out our complete list of enrolling volunteer studies here…

Active clinical trial studies

Want to be notified whenever a new volunteer study matches your interests?

Complete a volunteer sign-up form

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.

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

Endometriosis Study at Wake Research

Endometriosis Study at Wake Research

Endometriosis is a common health problem that effects women. It happens when the lining of the uterus grows outside of itself. According to womenshealth.gov, the most common sites for endometriosis to be found is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, tissues that hold the uterus in place, and the outer surface of the uterus. However, endometriosis can also appear on the vagina, cervix, vulva, bowel, bladder, or rectum.

While endometriosis is not cancerous, it can still cause problems. Endometriosis growths bleed every month during your menstrual period which can cause swelling and pain. Additionally, the growths can block your fallopian tubes if they cover or grow into your ovaries.

The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain during your menstrual period. However, depending on the areas of growth, you can also experience pain with intercourse, pain during bowel movements or urination, excessive bleeding, and infertility.

Around 11% of women are thought to have endometriosis, and while the exact cause is unknown, there are several factors that can place you at a greater risk of developing endometriosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, these risks can include:

  • Never giving birth
  • Starting your period at an early age
  • Going through menopause at an older age
  • Short menstrual cycles
  • Having higher levels of estrogen in your body
  • Low body mass index
  • Alcohol consumption
  • One or more relatives with endometriosis
  • Any medical condition that prevents the normal passage of menstrual flow out of the body
  • Uterine abnormalities

Wake Research is currently enrolling women with endometriosis for a clinical study to evaluate whether an investigational medicine could reduce pain due to endometriosis. 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.

Resources:

https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/endometriosis

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354656

https://wakeresearch.com/studies_list/endometriosis-study/

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.

Migraine vs Cluster Headaches

Migraine vs Cluster Headaches

While migraines have become almost synonymous with any severe headache, there are actually many types of headaches with different kinds of pain and symptoms. One of the most common of the non-migraine headaches is cluster headaches.

The first step to treating your headache is figuring out what type it is. That way, you can then figure out what causes it, steps to treat it, and how to avoid flare-ups in the future.

While both migraines and cluster headaches can be extremely debilitating and painful, they are actually very different.

Migraine headaches

According to the Migraine Relief Center, migraines cause a deep, intense, throbbing pain that can occur either on one side of the head or both sides. It can start out moderate and become much more severe, with attacks lasting anywhere up to 72 hours. Most occurrences take places between 2-7 times per month and can cause vomiting, sensitivity to light, and blurring of the vision. The majority of migraine sufferers tend are women. Treatment includes prescription medication known as triptans and NSAIDs such as Advil and Tylenol to be used at the onset of the headache or as a preventative measure.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches always take place on one side of the head, usually around the eyes. The pain is described as sharp and “stabbing”, with feelings of burning and piercing. According to WebMD, cluster headaches usually become most severe as early as 5 to 10 minutes after onset, and can last anywhere between 15 minutes to 3 hours. However, sufferers can get these headaches 1-6 times per day. Symptoms of a cluster onset include a swollen or drooping eye, runny nose, constriction of the pupil, and eye watering. Cluster headaches are known to be the most severe, but also the most uncommon headache, with the majority of sufferers being men. Because cluster headaches are so severe and the onset is so quick, treatment includes injectable triptans and the use of high-flow oxygen masks.

If you experience migraine or cluster headaches, consider volunteering for a clinical trial.

Wake Research Associates is currently seeking volunteers for separate research studies evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for either migraines or cluster headaches.

If you are interested in participating in the migraine study, please click here.

If you are interested in participating in the cluster headache study, please click here.

 

Resources

http://blog.themigrainereliefcenter.com/the-difference-between-cluster-headaches-and-migraines

https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/it-migraine-cluster-headache/

https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/cluster-headaches#1

https://www.wakeresearch.com/current-studies/episodic-or-acute-migraine-headaches

https://www.wakeresearch.com/current-studies/episodic-or-chronic-cluster-headaches

 

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.

 

C. Diff Study at Wake Research

Clostridium difficile (C. Diff) Study at Wake Research

Have you recently been hospitalized, received antibiotics in the last 3 months, and/or have had 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.

Symptoms

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.

C Diff. Clinical Research Trial at Wake Research

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.

Resources

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/clostridium-difficile-colitis#1
https://www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/cdiff/cdiff-patient.html
https://wakeresearch.com/studies_list/clostridium-difficile-c-diff-study/

 

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.