Our Clinical Research staff is available Monday through Friday 9-5 pm to answer your questions and provide detailed information about our trials. Qualifying candidates for our trials may receive medical care and medication at no cost as well as reimbursement for travel.
Clinical research study. Clinical trial. Clinical protocol. They all mean the same thing -- a scientific study of how a new medicine, treatment, or device works in people. Through clinical studies, doctors find new and better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, control and treat illnesses.
Many new medicine and treatments are found to be helpful and safe in test tubes and in animals. They must also prove to be safe and effective in humans before doctors can prescribe them. Testing in humans is permitted only if that person volunteers for participation and understands the risks and benefits of taking part in a study. This informed consent to participate must be based on the volunteer's understanding of wht is involved in the study, including potential risks and benefits. Volunteers may leave a study at any time.
ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP is typically involved in multiple clinical trials at any given time, covering a range of subjects. Some clinical trials study a drug, while others test a medical device, or a new way of treating a disease type. Some clinical trials are small, with just a few patients. Others are large and involve patients not only from ENT and Allergy Associates, but throughout the country and even the world.
Clinical trials play an important role in medicine. They are the only scientific way to prove whether a new treatment works better than current treatments. Most of the approaches that doctors use today would never have become available without clinical trials.