DeLand, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
*Anyone who is interested in learning more about the clinical trials being conducted in DeLand, FL can visit Avail Clinical Research on the web (http://www.availclinical.com) or contact them directly at (386) 785-2404.
Over 5 million Americans are affected by fibromyalgia – a condition characterized by a broad range of symptoms such as:
- Chronic widespread pain
- Joint stiffness
- Muscle tenderness
- Chronic fatigue and sleep problems
While no one knows the exact cause of fibromyalgia, evidence shows that it may be related to overactive brain activity, which causes pain to be processed and felt at higher levels than normal. Fibromyalgia may not be degenerative or life threatening, but it can take a significant toll on a patient’s quality of life - impacting:
- Work performance
- Family life
- Social interactions
Why Are Volunteers Needed?
Millions of people are afflicted by chronic medical conditions for which there is no cure. Many families around the world spend much of their lives looking into the best available treatments and therapies. Without clinical trials like the ones Avail is conducting in DeLand, doctors wouldn’t have the drugs used to treat people every day.
Volunteers are needed because there is still much to be learned about fibromyalgia and how its symptoms can affect a patient. Even if a study ends unsuccessfully, researchers still gain important information that is critical to future studies.
What are the benefits of participating in a clinical study?
- Qualified applicants gain access to premium medical care at no cost.
- Health insurance is not required.
- Participants may be compensated for their time and travel.
- Helping to advance scientific knowledge of a chronic condition.
In order to qualify for a clinical study at this facility, applicants will have to meet specific criteria. Anyone who is interested in participating in a trial will be screened by one of Avail’s medical professionals. They will be asked some questions regarding their medical history, as well as any prescriptions or other medications they are currently taking. Some may also be asked to temporarily discontinue certain treatments for the duration of the clinical trial.
Avail’s Clinical Research Facility
Avail Clinical Research in DeLand, Florida is a renowned and experienced research site specializing in Phase I - IV clinical trials. Their team conducts clinical studies for a variety of conditions such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, high cholesterol and more. More than 800 clinical trials have been successfully conducted at Avail since first opening in 1998.
With an expanded unit that can now accommodate 50 overnight participants, Avail is the premier Phase I research site in Florida. Their dedicated Phase I staff works hard to ensure that each participant feels comfortable and is taken care of during their stay. They are always looking for people who want to make an important contribution towards the advancement of medicine.
Sponsors and CRO’s
Trying to find the right site to conduct a Phase I trial? The early stages of clinical research represent one of the most crucial steps in any clinical development plan. The Certified Principal Investigators at Avail have over decades of experience in clinical research and are supported by an experienced Phase I team comprised of nurses, coordinators and paramedics. Find out more at http://www.availclinical.com/cro-sponsors/.
Avail Clinical Research conducts a wide range of clinical trials in DeLand, FL. For more information about these research opportunities, please visit their website (http://www.availclinical.com/trial/) or contact them directly at (386) 785-2404.