Current Study Opportunities at CRC

Studies at CRC change frequently.  For the most up to date information of current enrolling studies please E-mail Us or call 314-514-8509 to see if you qualify for a study.

 Now Enrolling for the Following Studies at CRC 

 

Study #1 – Participants Needed who Started Experiencing Symptoms of a Cold  within the last 40 hours

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Study #2 – Participants Needed who Have Been Using a Daily Asthma Maintenance Inhaler for the Past 3 Months

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Study #3 – Asthma Patients Needed who Have Been Using a Combination Corticosteriod Inhaler Daily for the Past 4 Weeks 

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Study #4 – Looking for Participants Who Are Currently Treating Their Asthma with Daily Medication or a Rescue Inhaler

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Study #5 – Participants Needed who are Using Oral Steroids Daily to Treat Their Asthma

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Study #6 – Participants Needed who have had 2 or More Asthma Exacerbations in the Past Year that Required Oral Steroids and/or Hospitalization 

Updated 07/18/2018

 


Study #1    Are you experiencing symptoms of a cold, such as a runny nose, cough, or sore throat that have started within the last 40 hours?

The Clinical Research Center is conducting a research study to evaluate an antiviral medication for the common cold.  The study consists of 3-5 visits over approximately 22 days. The study is placebo controlled.

To Qualify:

  • You must be 12 years of age
  • Have had a runny nose within the last 12 hours
  • Have cough, sore throat, or nasal obstruction
  • Have had onset of symptoms for less than 40 hours

For more information, please call Becky or Monica at 314-514-8509 or fill out the form on the right.

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Study #2    Have you been using a daily maintenance inhaler for the past 3 months?

The Clinical Research Center is conducting a research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for asthma.  The study consists of 5 visits over approximately 12 weeks. The study is placebo controlled.

To Qualify:

  • You must be 18-75 years of age 
  • You must be on inhaled corticosteriods consistently for at least 3 months prior to starting the study
  • You must be experiencing symptoms despite current treatment
  • You must have a diagnosis of Asthma for at least one year
  • You must not have a diagnosis of any other significant respiratory disease
  • You must not be a current or former smoker with a pack year history more than 10

 

For more information, please call Becky or Monica at 314-514-8509 or fill out the form on the right.

 


 

Study #3    Have you been using a daily combination inhaler for the past 4 weeks to treat your asthma?

The Clinical Research Center is conducting a research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication to treat asthma.  The study consists of 10 visits over approximately 7 months. You will stay on your current asthma medications, and the study drug will be added onto you daily standard of care.

To Qualify:

  • You must be 12-80 years of age
  • You must have a diagnosis of Asthma
  • You must be using inhaled corticosteriods in combination with long acting beta-agonists for asthma for at least 4 weeks prior to starting the study
  • You must not have a history of life-threatening asthma, such as intubation or respiratory arrest
  • Your body mass index must be under 40
  • You must not have a diagnosis of any other significant respiratory disease
  • You must not be a current or former smoker with a pack year history more than 10

For more information, please call Becky or Monica at 314-514-8509 or fill out the form on the right.

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Study #4    Are you currently treating your asthma with either a daily maintenance medication or a rescue inhaler?

The Clinical Research Center in West St. Louis County is evaluating the effectiveness of an investigational inhaler for asthma. The study consist of 3 visits over approximately 8 weeks and is placebo-controlled.

To Qualify:

  • You must be 12 years of age or older
  • You must have persistent asthma for at least 12 weeks prior to starting the study
  • You must not have sleep apnea that requires the use of a C-pap or Bi-pap machine
  • You must be using a daily maintenance inhaler at a stable dose
  • You cannot have a history of life-threatening asthma, including intubation
  • You cannot be a current smoker or a former smoker with a pack year history greater than 10

For more information, please call Becky or Monica at 314-514-8509 or fill out the form on the right.


 

Study #5     Have you been using oral steroids every day for the past 6 months to treat your asthma?

The Clinical Research Center is conducting a research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for asthma. The study will be added onto your current asthma medications and will be given by  monthly injections.  The study will consist of 20 visits over the course of 72 weeks.

To Qualify:

  • Participants must be between the ages of 18-80
  • Participants must have a diagnosis of asthma for at least 12 months and cannot have any other respiratory condition
  • Participants must be using 7.5mg to 30mg of oral steroids daily for the past 6 months and the dose must be stable for 30 days prior starting the study
  • In addition to daily oral steroids, participants must be using physician-prescribed medium to high dose inhaled corticosteroids for the past 12 months
  • Participants must have a history of at least 1 asthma exacerbation within 12 months, this includes a burst of systemic corticosteroids for at least 3 days, inpatient hospitalization for at least 24 hours, or an ER visit that required treatment with systemic corticosteroids
  • Participants must not be a current or former smoker with a smoking history of greater than 10 pack years

For more information, please call Becky or Monica at 314-514-8509 or fill out the form on the right.

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Study #6    Have you had 2 or more asthma exacerbations in the last year that required oral steroids and/or hospitalization?

The Clinical Research Center is conducting a research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for asthma. The study medication will be added onto your current asthma medications and will be given by  monthly injections.  The study will consist of 19 visits over the course of 68 weeks.

To Qualify:

  • Participants must be between the ages of 12-80
  • Participants must have a diagnosis of asthma for at least 12 months and cannot have a diagnosis of any other respiratory condition
  • Participants must be using physician-prescribed medium to high dose inhaled corticosteriods for the past 12 months and 2 daily controller medication either seperately or in combination at a stable dose for 3 months prior starting the study
  • Participants must have a history of at least 2 asthma exacerbations within the past 12 months, that include either a burst of systemic corticosteroids for at least 3 days, inpatient hospitalization for at least 24 hours, or an ER visit that required treatment with systemic corticosteroids
  • Participants must not be a current or former smoker with a smoking history of greater than 10 pack years

For more information, please call Becky or Monica at 314-514-8509 or fill out the form on the right.

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