WHAT IS A CLINICAL TRIAL?
A clinical trial is a research study in which volunteers receive investigational treatments under the supervision of a physician and other research professionals. These treatments are developed by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies who select qualified physicians, to conduct the trials to determine the benefits of the medical treatment and potential use.
CURRENT CLINICAL TRIALS
1.- Lupus and Chronic Kidney Disease
2.- Acute Coronary Syndrome
3.- Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. (FSGS)
4.- Turner Syndrome
5.- Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Medical research studies can be a great opportunity for people to receive medical services at no cost and to learn more about their medical condition. Participants in medical research studies, in most cases, are compensated for their time and travel commitments in the form of a stipend.
At El Paso Medical Research Institute, we try to make participating a positive experience for every volunteer. Our friendly staff understands and recognizes that all research subjects in medical studies are volunteers; therefore, we respect every participant’s time and commitment. In addition to compensation, research subjects often receive diagnostic testing and careful evaluation by a board-certified medical doctor. Lastly, many research subjects find that being involved in a medical study can be a great learning experience that allows them to have a better understanding of their medical condition and potential treatment options.
Participation is always voluntary and research subjects can choose to withdraw from the study at any time. Every medical study has different requirements, procedures, risks and benefits.
How to participate in a study ?
Usually, your primary doctor or any medical specialist who takes care of you can refer you to our office if they believe that you would be a good candidate or may benefit from one of our studies.
You can also view our available studies and fill out our contact form if you wish to obtain more information or wish to participate in a specific study. Our friendly staff will gladly contact you to explain the details of study participation over the phone or by email.
What to expect?
When participating in a clinical trial, the process depends on the type of research that is being conducted. Depending on your condition, some clinical trials may involve more diagnostic tests and/or doctor visits than you might initially expect.
Our staff will first schedule a pre-screening visit in which a questionnaire and/or physical examination will be done to determine if you meet all of the requirements for the clinical study. If you do qualify for the clinical study, you will be contacted by the site staff to schedule any study-related visits and discuss your participation with more details. You will be provided with specific instructions and guidance for what you will be doing throughout the clinical study.
Our clinical staff, which includes doctors, nurses, study coordinators and other specialized health care professionals, will closely observe all tests and visits to ensure that your health and safety are monitored carefully throughout the study. Your participation in any clinical study is completely voluntary. Even if you decide to enroll in a study, you are able to leave the study at any given time. For more information read our FAQ page.
Press the button below to find more information about our completed Studies.