Untreated nocturia can quickly diminish the quality of life for its sufferers.
AVENTURA, Florida, (PRWEB) April 14, 2013
South Florida Medical Research is seeking participants for a new clinical study on nocturia, a common urological condition in most commonly experienced by men age 55 and older, marked by symptoms that include frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom to urinate.
In addition to the discomfort caused by the frequent urge to empty the bladder throughout the night, untreated nocturia can quickly diminish the quality of life for its sufferers, due to the cumulative effects of sleep deprivation. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 65 percent of adults between the ages of 55 and 84 report a nocturia episode at least a few nights per week.
A person who is not suffering from nocturia can sleep six to eight hours without having to urinate, whereas a person with severe nocturia may wake up to urinate five or six times during the night. The condition may be the result of excess urine production, high fluid intake, untreated diabetes (Types I or II), congestive heart failure, edema (swelling) of the legs, sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, certain medications or other medical conditions.
People who begin to experience symptoms of nocturia should consult their physician and get a complete examination to discover the underlying cause. The current South Florida Medical Research nocturia clinical trial is designed to test the effectiveness of medications to treat the condition. Participants being sought include men age 55 and older with a history of persistent nocturia who experience no relief through lifestyle changes such as evening fluid restriction.
Patients who are otherwise in general good health who awake to void two to five times per night are ideal candidates for this clinical study.
Patients chosen to participate in the nocturia study help researchers explore new treatments or new ways of using known treatments in alleviating their symptoms. All trial-related visits, testing and study medications or placebos are provided to participants at no cost, and compensation for travel costs may be available. South Florida Medical Research conducts clinical trials and research studies to help uncover new, innovative medical treatments; all prescription medications distributed to participants are FDA approved for use and have already gone through the rigorous clinical trial process.
The benefits to people who participate in clinical studies are significant, including access to expert medical treatment during the trial at no cost, education about their illness, and the satisfaction that goes with helping others who may be suffering from this condition.
To learn more about this clinical trial and find out if you are eligible to participate, contact South Florida Medical Research by calling 305-931-8080, or Email info(at)southfloridamedicalresearch(dot)com.
About South Florida Medical Research:
For more than 20 years, South Florida Medical Research has been dedicated to the development of future medical treatments and therapies. Through clinical trials and research, it is possible to develop newer, more innovative therapies for a wide range of medical issues.
Through its clinical trial programs, South Florida Medical Research serves the medical community by contributing to the understanding of diseases which affect many lives. The broad range of medical research conducted by South Florida Medical Research incorporates the fields of urology, sexual health, obstetrics/gynecology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, cancer research and more.
South Florida Medical Research Executive Director Marc C. Gittelman, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Board-certified urologist, in practice since 1988. Dr. Gittelman has overseen more than 350 clinical research trials since 1992. SFMR physician staff includes six urologists, two gynecologists, a cardiologist/internal medicine specialist, a rheumatologist, two neurologists and a family medicine practitioner. This private, research-specific facility has 16 full-time trained research staff members dedicated to conducting clinical trials. A strong patient recruitment department and clinical and data quality assurance staff ensures SFMR processes are accurate and complete.