Tag: Women’s Health

September 2018 Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

Mount Vernon Clinical Research would like to keep you up to date.

Our monthly newsletter details new studies and events happening at our site. Our website has several resources to learn more about the clinical trials process. We encourage you to read and share these links with friends and family who may be interested.

Volunteer Referral Program

Suggest a friend and receive a $50 referral bonus.
Learn more here

 Featured Studies

Our number one priority is patient safety and that means making sure all research volunteers are informed, and receive excellent care in a safe and controlled environment.
Endometriosis

Do you experience pain from endometriosis?

We are enrolling volunteers in a study testing the effectiveness, tolerability and safety of an investigational medication.

Learn more here:

Endometriosis Study

Uterine Fibroids?

We are currently enrolling individuals in a study of an investigatonal drug for heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids in pre-menopausal women.

Learn more here:

Uterine Fibroids Study

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

Having trouble going to the bathroom? Don’t be embarrassed — explore your options.

Researchers are gathering additional information about the effectiveness of an investigational product for treating irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C).

Learn more here:

IBS-C Study

Other Studies

Check out our complete list of enrolling volunteer studies here…

Active clinical trial studies

Want to be notified whenever a new volunteer study matches your interests?

Complete a volunteer sign-up form

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.

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/