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Women’s Health Open House

Women’s Health Open House

When: Thursday, July 26th

From: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Ultrasound Women’s Health Screening 

Free screening open house at Mount Vernon Clinical ResearchMount Vernon Clinical Research will host a Women’s Health Screening and ultrasound open house for women age 18-51.

Ultrasound technicians will be available to scan women’s abdomens to check for abnormalities. These abnormalities can be an indication of medical conditions like uterine fibroids. The abdominal ultrasound scans are free of charge and participants can take a copy of the scan with them for their personal records, or to provide them to their health care provider. An appointment is required to attend.

Contact our research team at (404) 419-1857 for details and to schedule your appointment. Insurance is not necessary to participate. Appointments will be available between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

We specialize in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers.

Investigational Flu Drug Research

MV Clinical Research Studying Investigational Flu Drug

Understanding Influenza

Influenza (commonly known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by an influenza virus. The virus attacks the body by way of the upper and/or lower respiratory tract. Symptoms typically begin about two days after contact with the virus and on average last less than a week. According to MayoClinic, the most common symptoms of the flu include: a fever over 100.4, aching muscles, chills and sweats, headache, persistent cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion, and a sore throat.

In most cases, influenza can be easily treated, but for those at higher risk, the condition is occasionally deadly. Those at higher risks include children under the age of 5, adults older than 65, residents of long-term care facilities, people with weak immune systems or chronic illnesses, pregnant woman, and people who are obese. The World Health Organization recommends yearly vaccinations against influenza for those who are high risk.

Flu-like symptoms? You may qualify to participate in a clinical trail

Mount Vernon Clinical Research is enrolling in a clinical trial studying if an investigational flu drug can speed up the recovery of people with the flu. To take part, participants must have had flu symptoms for less than 48 hours, be between 12 to 64 years old, and be otherwise healthy. Because participants need to enroll in the study within 48 hours of becoming ill, it is important to get in touch with the study team as soon as possible after symptoms appear. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call us at (404) 419-1857 or visit our website at www.mvclinical.com.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research specializes in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, and Henry Counties, and the cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Gainesville, Milton, Peachtree City, Duluth and beyond.

 

 

Resources:

http://www.who.int/influenza/en/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/flu/symptoms-causes/syc-20351719

https://www.mvclinical.com/studies_list/flu/

 

Understanding Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema Clinical Trial Involves Two Study-related Creams

What is Eczema?

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a common skin condition that causes dry, red, itchy, flaky skin. These symptoms will often lead to infection causing small blisters to form that may ooze or crust over. The severity of eczema depends upon how large an area of the skin is affected.  The more common places for eczema to appear are the face, neck, legs, arms, and scalp. Over-the-counter moisturizers will not relieve the most severe cases of eczema.

While there is no exact known cause of eczema, people who suffer with this skin condition often have a family history of allergies such as hay fever. Eczema is thought to be a type of allergic reaction. Factors such as temperature change, food, harsh soaps, sweat, and stress can all cause eczema to flare up. There is no cure for eczema, however, there are treatment options available.

Qualified participants wanted for eczema clinical trail

Mount Vernon Clinical Research is enrolling in a clinical study testing two study-related creams to a placebo for individuals with eczema. To take part, individuals must be at least 8 years old and have had a diagnosis of eczema for at least 3 months. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call us at (404) 419-1857 or visit our website at www.mvclinical.com.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research specializes in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, and Henry Counties, and the cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Gainesville, Milton, Peachtree City, Duluth and beyond.

 

 

References

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/eczema-basics#1

https://www.mvclinical.com/studies_list/atopic-dermatitis-eczema/

 

Uterine Fibroids Study

Uterine Fibroids Study at Mount Vernon Clinical Research

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years in women. Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.

As many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. Half of all women have fibroids by the age of 50. Your doctor may discover fibroids incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.

In general, uterine fibroids seldom require treatment. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove fibroids if you have discomfort or troublesome symptoms. Rarely, fibroids can require emergency treatment if they cause sudden, sharp pelvic pain or profuse menstrual bleeding.  Fibroids can be so tiny that you need a microscope to see them.  However, they can grow very large.  They may fill the entire uterus, and may weigh several pounds. Although it is possible for just one fibroid to develop, usually there are more than one.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pelvic cramping or pain with periods
  • Sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen
  • Pain during intercourse

Treatment options

Treatment for uterine fibroids depends on various things including your age, general health, severity of symptoms, type of fibroids and whether you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The best solution for treatment is to visit your primary physician for a pelvic exam so a proper examination can be conducted.

Uterine Fibroids Clinical Trial at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Clinical Research is currently enrolling individuals in a clinical study of an investigational drug for heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids in premenopausal women. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call us at (404) 419-1857 or visit our website at www.mvclinical.com.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research specializes in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, and Henry Counties, and the cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Gainesville, Milton, Peachtree City, Duluth and beyond.

 

 

References

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-fibroids/symptoms-causes/syc-20354288

https://www.mvclinical.com/studies_list/uterine-fibroids-study/