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 have been Using a Daily Asthma Maintenance Inhaler for the Past 3 Months 

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Study #2 – Seeking Participants Who Have Nasal Polyps and Struggle to Control Their Symptoms Despite Treatment

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Study #3 – Looking for Participants Who Are Currently Treating Your Asthma with Daily Medication

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Study #4 – Seeking Allergy Patients to Test an Investigational Injection for Timothy Grass Allergies

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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 Asthma Exacerbations in the Past Year that Required oral steroids and/or Hospitalization 

Updated 5/10/2018

 


 

Study #1    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 efficacy of an investigational medication to treat asthma.  The study consists of 8-10 visits over 16-18 weeks. You will stay on your current inhalers during the course of the study and the study medication will be added onto your current standard of care.

To Qualify:

  • You must be 12 years of age or older
  • 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 6 months
  • You must not have a diagnosis 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 #2    Do you have nasal polyps and struggle to control your symptoms despite treatment?

The Clinical Research Center is conducting a research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a medication compared with placebo for the treatment of chronic nasal polyps.  The study consists of 10-14 visits over approximately 52 weeks. The medication is delivered by injection.

To Qualify:

  • You must be between the ages of 18 to 75
  • You must have moderate to severe nasal polyps on both sides of your nose
  • You must be using inhaled nasal steriods to treat your nasal polyps for at least 4 weeks prior to starting the study
  • You must not be allergic or have a hypersensitivity to the medication
  • You must be experiencing significant symptoms, such as chronic congestion or loss of smell
  • You cannot have undergone nasal surgery within the past 6 months

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


 

Study #3    Are you currently treating your asthma with either a daily maintenance medication?

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-theatening asthma, including intubation
  • You must past a drug and tobacco test to participate 
  • 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 #4     Do you suffer from Timothy grass allergies?

The Clinical Research Center is conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication as an add-on therapy to Timothy grass immunotherapy.  The study medication will be given by self-injection and will include a placebo arm.  

To Qualify:

  • Participants must be between the ages of 18-55
  • Participants must test positive to Timothy grass on an skin test and also a blood test for IgE
  • Participants cannot have been treated with any type of allergy immunotherapy in the past 5 years
  • Participants cannot have smoked in the past 12 months
  • Participants cannot have chronic asthma that required treatment with inhaled steroids for 4 weeks or more in the past year
  • Participants cannot have COPD
  • Participants cannot have a history of recurrent or chronic sinusitis that has required treatment with antibiotics on 3 occasions or more in the past year

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 #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 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 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 any other respiratory condition
  • Participants must be using 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 be using physician-prescribed medium to high dose inhaled corticosteroids for the past 12 months
  • Participants must have a history of at least 2 asthma exacerbations within the past 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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