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Clinical research studies are an important part of the development of medical therapies, tests, or devices. All studies have guidelines with specific inclusions and exclusion criteria. A potential participant must meet these requirements before joining a clinical research study. The results of research studies provide information to the FDA to decide whether to license the investigational products. To do this the investigational product may be compared to a current standard of care or to placebo.

SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
People volunteer to participate in a clinical trials for many reasons. Some simply want to help advance medical science. Some wish to have access to new medication to treat a disease for which good treatment does not presently exist. People who volunteer for clinical trials gain access to promising drugs long before they are approved for marketing. Deciding to participate in a study will not impact the care you receive at North Idaho Urology. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time.

TYPES OF CLINICAL REASEARCH STUDIES
North Idaho Urology participates in a variety of research studies with urological indications. We routinely offer Phase II, III and IV studies and have experience with over-active bladder, BPH, erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and urinary tract infection, among others. If you are interested in finding out more about our current research studies, please contact our office at 208.667.0621 and ask for Patti.

By participating in a clinical trial, you help yourself and others live longer and healthier lives.

The physicians at North Idaho Urology participate in a variety of research studies with urological indications. Following is a partial list of our currently enrolling trials:

PROSTATE CANCER
This study is for men with non-metastatic prostate cancer and receiving hormone treatment and with a rising PSA. The medication is intended to protect the body from spread metastatic disease. Study participants will office visits, quarterly CTs and bone scans over 13 months with possible continuation on open label treatment after that time. Study subjects are compensated for travel expenses at $50 per visit.

BLADDER CANCER
We have 2 clinical trials currently enrolling. One study is for low grader bladder cancer and involves one treatment immediately after surgery and a second treatment 2 weeks later. The subject is then followed every 3 months for 2 years. Study subjects are compensated for travel expenses at $50 per visit.

The second bladder cancer study is for people with recurrent high grade disease who have had BCG treatment within the past 6 months. This study will involve several bladder instillations with open label (no placebo) treatment. Subjects are compensated for travel expenses at $50 per visit.

PROSTATE CANCER
This is a data collection observational study only. No treatment is involved. This study is for men with prostate cancer who are starting a new treatment or have new metastatic disease. The study will involve completing questionnaires every 3 months for at least 2 years. The subject is compensated with a Debit Gift Card in the amount of $60 after each completion of questionnaire.

There is a secondary study for the spouse or care provider for the study patient. The spouse will also complete a short list of questionnaires and will receive a Debit Gift Care in the amount of $10 after each completion.

CATHETER RE-USE
This study is for people who must use self-catheterization as their primary method to empty their bladder. Potential study subjects currently use the same catheter at least 4 times daily. Two study visits are required – at the first visit the study subject will complete a questionnaire and single use catheters are provided for the study subject to use for the next 4 weeks. Then another questionnaire is completed at that time. Study subjects are compensated for travel expenses in the amount of $50 per visit.

All studies have guidelines with specific Inclusion & Exclusion criteria. If you are interested in finding out more about our current research studies, please contact our office at 208-667-0621 and talk with Patti. If you know someone who may be interested, please feel free to pass along this information.


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