Tag: clinical trials

August 2018 Newsletter

August 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

Birth Control

Right now, women’s health specialists are conducting a research study for an in-office procedure for permanent birth control that does not involve surgery or incisions for women who do not wish to become pregnant now or in the future.

Compensation up to $895 available.

Birth Control Study

Actinic Keratosis

Do you have rough, scaly patches on your face or forehead resulting from years of sun exposure? It could be a skin condition called actinic keratosis.

Compensation up to $1,500 available.

Actinic Keratosis 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

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

Join Wake Research for Parkinson’s Walk

Join Wake Research Associates at the 5th annual Moving Day® NC Triangle Walk to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation 10/01/2017 in Cary.

Wake Research to Host Acne, Eczema, and Rosacea Open House- Saturday, September 30th

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) and rosacea will now be featured at our open house, along with acne. Join Wake Research on Saturday, September 30th from 9 AM until 1 PM for for a free evaluation of you or your child’s acne, rosacea or eczema and information about our current clinical trials. Ages 12 to 45 are welcome.

What: Acne Open House (Ages 12-45)

Where: Wake Research Associates

3100 Duraleigh Rd. #304

Raleigh, NC 27612

When: September 30th

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

An appointment is necessary to join us for this open house. Please call (919) 781-2514 and ask for our recruitment department to schedule your time.

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://www.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.

Join Wake Research @ Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday 9/16

Join Wake Research Associates at the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday 9/16/2017 in Raleigh Durham

Details:

What: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Where: North Carolina Museum of Art: 2100 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 (Map)

When: Saturday, September 16th

  • Registration at 8am
  • Ceremony at 9:30am
  • Walk at 10:00am

Route Length: 1.5 miles

Why: To raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

If you or a loved one are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, we are enrolling volunteers in a clinical research study of an investigational medication. You can learn more about this clinical research study by clicking here.

Wake Research Associates Introduces Open House Screenings for Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Tuesday, 8/29

Open House Details

Tuesday, 8/29/2017

Wake Research will host an open house for adolescents, teens and adults, 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 anyone, age 8 or older. Individuals age 8-17 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 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

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

Fundraiser to Support Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Join Wake Research Associates in the lobby of our building, 3100 Duraleigh Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612. We will be raising money for Alzheimer’s Disease research, ahead of our participation in an Alzheimer’s walk Sunday, 9/16 2017.

For details about Alzheimer’s Walk: click here

Look for Wake Research representatives as you walk in to the lobby area on Tuesday, September 12th, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. We appreciate your support for this important cause, and will have a thank you gift for your donation.

Details:

What: Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

Where: 3100 Duraleigh Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612 (in the lobby)

When:  Tuesday, September 12th, 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon

Why:  Supporting Alzheimer’s Disease research.

If you or a loved one are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, we are enrolling volunteers in a clinical research study of an investigational medication. You can learn more about this clinical research study by clicking here.

Wake Research Mourns Death of Glen Campbell

Country music legend’s battle with Alzheimer’s Disease comes to end

Wake Research mourns the loss of country music legend Glen Campbell, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81 after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Although the Arkansas native had a career that spanned six decades, sold over 45 million records, and gave us such hits as “Wichita Lineman,” “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” we feel it was his contribution to Alzheimer’s that is his greatest legacy.

Diagnosed in 2011, Campbell made the decision to not only be candid to the public about his and his family’s struggles with the disease, but to chronical his journey through a documentary that followed his diagnosis and final farewell tour before he would have to retire to an around-the-clock treatment facility. The 2014 documentary, “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me,” gave other Alzheimer’s patients and their families, who often feel alienated and ashamed, comfort and hope.

There are many clinical trials in process and local resources for patients and families for those with Alzheimer’s. When asked in an interview what he says to newly diagnosed patients in light of such limited treatment options, Campbell’s neurologist, Dr. Ronald Petersen of the Mayo Clinic, said “It can be challenging, but … we do have some drugs on the market that treat the symptoms of the disease and improve quality of life. We don’t have any disease-modifying therapies, but clinical trials are underway and it might be important for you to consider these yourself. It may or may not help you, but it’s likely to help the person coming after you.” For the full interview with Dr. Petersen, please click here.

If you or a loved one have been recently diagnosed, The Alzheimer’s Association is a great place to find out about the latest news and local events. For those in North Carolina, there is a branch called The Eastern North Carolina Chapter that is responsible for providing programs and support services, information, referral, education and advocacy to the 51 counties of Eastern North Carolina.

Wake Research Associates supports the fight against Alzheimer’s through clinical research trials. If you or a loved one are interested in participating in a clinical research study that tests the effectiveness, tolerability and safety of an investigational medicine, please click here, or call our study hotline at (919) 781-2514.

References

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/glen-campbell-dead-at-81
https://www.facebook.com/glencampbelldocumentary/
https://www.statnews.com/2017/08/09/glen-campbell-alzheimers/
https://www.alz.org/
https://www.alz.org/nc/index.asp
https://www.wakeresearch.com/volunteers/current-studies/

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.