"Adults have an average of 2-3 colds per year, and children have even more." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DeLand, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 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/trial/common-cold/) or contact them directly at (386) 785-2404.
Why Are Volunteers Needed?
The common cold is one of the most widespread viral diseases infecting mankind. While infections may not be as deadly as in the past, these colds still account for more annual visits to the doctor than any other medical condition in the U.S. There is critical need for improved remedies like the one being tested at Avail Clinical Research in DeLand.
There are several aspects of the common cold which require deeper understanding, and volunteers in clinical trials allow researchers the opportunity to narrow their focus on specific targets. Even projects that aren’t successful can reveal an unprecedented level of insight for specialists.
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 common infection.
Common Cold Symptoms
Incredibly, there is still no universally accepted medical intervention that is widely available and used to treat the common cold. Most people use over-the-counter medications that target the inflammation caused by the viral infection. These treatments can reduce the severity of certain symptoms, such as:
- Sore or itchy throat
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Mild headache and other bodily soreness
- Low-level fever
- Mild fatigue
Qualifying for a Clinical Study in DeLand
Applicants will have to meet a specific set of criteria in order to qualify for this common cold clinical trial. The process is not extensive, but all participants will be screened by one of Avail’s primary physicians. They will enquire about the applicant’s medical history and what types of prescription medication they are taking. Participants may be asked to discontinue certain drugs for the duration of the clinical trial period.
Avail’s Clinical Research Facility
Located in DeLand, Florida, this state-of-the-art facility specializes in conducting intensive clinical trials for a variety of medical conditions including COPD, irritable bowel syndrome, low back pain and more. Since first opening their doors in 1998, Avail Clinical Research has successfully completed more than 800 clinical trials.
They also recently completed an impressive expansion of their facility making them the premier Phase I research site in Florida. They can now easily accommodate 50 overnight patients in their dedicated Phase I unit. The experienced staff at Avail have earned a stellar reputation for going that extra mile to ensure that clinical participants enjoy a comfortable and memorable experience.
Sponsors and CRO’s
Looking for the perfect site to conduct a Phase I study? The initial stages in any new treatment’s life cycle are so crucial, finding the right facility can pose quite a challenge. The fully-equipped facilities, renowned team of CPIs and experienced Phase I staff make Avail an ideal solution for conducting both healthy volunteer and patient population trials. For more information, please visit 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.