Women Partners in Health is partnered with Professional Quality Research, Inc. to provide opportunities for participation in clinical research trials.
What Are the Clinical Trials?
A clinical trial is a research study involving human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted, clinical trials are the safest and fastest way to find treatments that work in people and new ways to improve health.
Clinical trials are conducted according to a plan called a protocol. The protocol describes what types of patients may enter the study, schedules of tests and procedures, drugs, dosages, and the length of the study, as well as the outcomes that will be measured. Each person participating in a study must agree to the rules set by the protocol. Most protocols must be reviewed and approved by the FDA before they may be conducted.
Why Are Clinical Trials Conducted?
Many clinical trials are done to see if a new drug or device is safe and effective for people to use. Clinical trials are also done for other reasons. Some compare existing treatments to determine which is better. The current, approved treatments are called the “standard treatments.” Sometimes clinical trials are used to study different ways to use the standard treatments so they will be more effective, easier to use and/or decrease side effects. Sometimes, studies are done to learn how to best use the treatment in a different population, such as children, in whom the treatment was not previously treated.
Where Do I Come In?
By participating in clinical research trials, you may help others by contributing to medical research and treatment advances. You might also gain access to potentially new research treatments. Your voluntary participation is a key component to the development of new medicines, treatments, and medical devices. Study medications and care are typically provided at no cost to you. Compensation may be also available for your time and travel.
The physicians at Women Partners in Health participate in a broad spectrum of clinical trials for the advancement of women’s health in a multitude of treatments and conditions including:
Bacterial Vaginosis/Yeast Infections
Vulvodynia (VVS) (Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Abnormal Pap Smears
External Genital Warts
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
If you are interested in learning more about participation, receiving information about ongoing studies, or would like to see if you qualify to participate, please click on the following link or call our research department directly at 512-374-0677.
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