Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine recently participated in the 2012 Senior Expo in Canton, Ohio with great success. Two members of the Research Department, Mel and Chris, represented the practice, and offered free blood pressure screenings and breathing tests. The purpose of their participation was to reach out to members of the community who may not have aware of services that are available and the allergy, asthma, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) research studies and clinical trials that are being conducted at this local office.
In addition to participating in community events, the Research Department at Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine is keeping very busy with a multitude of clinical trials and research studies. The work being conducted at this Canton practice will benefit not only members of the local community, but the larger community of people who suffer from asthma, COPD, allergies, and other conditions that impair breathing. Old or young, West Coast native or born and raised on the Eastern seaboard, sufferer or practitioner, these illnesses and conditions, and their treatments, unite people. As responsible members of that community, Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine takes their role very seriously, and dedicates itself to helping as many people as possible by exploring everything from underlying causes to new or alternative treatment methods.
At this time, the Research Department is gearing up for a whopping nine new studies for which they are currently seeking participants, and an additional ten studies to follow. That is, of course, on top of their existing, ongoing studies. To help carry the load of the incredible work being accomplished at the office, two new members have joined the team! Bringing on a new study coordinator and a new research assistant allows the Research Department to pick up the pace and initiate new studies and trials.
There are, in fact, so many research studies and clinical trials being conducted that the team is currently recruiting outside of the practice. In other words, you do not have to be one of Dr. Given’s patients or a regular visitor to Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine in order to participate in their invaluable studies.
Right now, Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine’s Research Department is actively seeking enrollees for several studies. They are looking for pediatric and adult asthma patients. For one of the adult asthma studies, they need patients who use albuterol, which is a common rescue medication for inhalers and nebulizer treatments, as their only asthma management medication. Another adult asthma study is for patients who are on a high dose of inhaled corticosteroids to control their asthma. There is a separate study open to those who suffer from COPD.
If you believe that you or your child may qualify for one of these studies, and are interested in participating, please contact Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, and ask to speak to someone in the Research Department. Even if you do not see a study listed here that fits your situation, but would still be interested in being a participant in a research study or clinical trial, the Research Department would love to hear from you. The skilled staff members can determine if you are right for one of their many other upcoming and ongoing studies, and keep you in mind for future trials.
Join Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine as they work toward helping everyone in the Canton community and asthma and COPD community at large to breathe easier by enrolling in a research study or clinical trial! Research Department staff members are available to take calls and answer questions Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm at 330.479.3333.