It is a scientific study to determine safety and effectiveness of specific medical drugs, treatments, and devices. A patient must meet the trial’s specific criteria which might include such factors as age, medication taken, and medical history. Patients may be asked to perform a series of tests (such as blood and breathing) to further determine their eligibility in the trial, all at no cost to the patient. Once qualified, the patient will be asked to take a treatment, come in for a certain amount of office visits, and voice his opinion about the product.
Participants in clinical trials get to try new and innovative therapies designed to treat their specific health conditions. They can receive medical examinations and tests related to the study at no charge and can also be compensated for time and travel. In addition, feedback and active participation may be used to create even more effective treatments in the future that can help millions of others.
The main risks are possible side effects or adverse reactions to the study drug. Participants are closely monitored to keep these risks at a minimum. Participation in a study is completely voluntary and you can choose to leave the study at any time.
Just call the Metroplex Pulmonary and Sleep Centers (MPSC) Research team at 972-838-1892. Our study coordinator, Ambreen Ahmed, M.B.B.S., will discuss with you whether you qualify for a study and to find one that will meet your needs. Ongoing trials include COPD, Asthma, and Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Bronchiectasis.