The Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Research Institute is an independent research organization under Dr. Steven’s direction. We participate in clinical trials of new medications and therapies for two reasons:
1. We believe it is important to do what we can to help bring new treatments for allergies and asthma to market; and
2. Many of our patients have severe symptoms that are only somewhat controlled with the medications that are currently on the market. By participating in this process, we are often able to offer our patients new drugs that may work much better or have fewer side effects.
People interested in clinical research sometimes participate out of an interest to help others, but are most often looking to try new medications, because those that are available don’t control their symptoms well. Others enjoy the fact that they are helping to “push back the forefront” - helping out in the drug development process - and they appreciate being paid to do so. A stipend is provided to compensate you for the time that is required to participate in the study, including filling out diary cards, transportation to and from the clinic, etc. The payments typically range from $200 to as much as $4000, depending on how much time and effort is required by the study. Investigational medications are always provided at no cost to you, and all physical exams, blood work, lung function testing, and other procedures are performed free of charge. All study-related medication is provided at no cost during the trial, which can last anywhere from a few weeks to as long as a year, depending on the study.
Dr. Steven has extensive experience in clinical trials, completing five or six studies per year since 1994, and earning the distinction as a Certified Physician Investigator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. This is awarded to physicians who strive to gather high quality data while paying rigorous attention to patient safety. Furthermore, since excellence in health care requires cooperation among all of your physicians, we always ask for your permission for us to share the results of study-related procedures with your primary care physician - such as X-rays, blood work, EKGs, lung function tests and any other procedures required by the study.
We are currently conducting several trials of medications for asthma and allergic rhinitis - the congestion and sneezing found with allergies. To find out more about the studies that are currently enrolling, and to explore whether you might be eligible to participate in one of them, please call (414)529-8519. Our study coordinators, Jenny and Marie, will be happy to help you.
Pediatric Asthma Research Study
Does your child have asthma?
Children may qualify if they:
· Are 4 to 11 years of age.
· Have had asthma for at least six months.
· Have had asthma bad enough to see a doctor in the last 12 months.
There are other study requirements that will determine whether your child may participate in this clinical research study.
· There is no placebo (sugar pill) in this clinical research study.
· There will be no blood draws (no needles) during this clinical research study.
· All study participants will receive asthma medication at no charge.
· Health insurance is not needed to participate.
For more information about this study contact:
Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center (Jenny or Marie)
414.529.8519 or firstname.lastname@example.org