We are currently looking for volunteers to join the following research study programs:
Asthma is a chronic lung condition that inflames and narrows the airways of the lungs, thereby causing difficulty breathing. Asthma symptoms may include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. The exact causes of asthma are unknown, however, we do know that asthma can have hereditary or environmental causes. It is estimated that about 3 million Canadians have asthma.
Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases.
Hyperlipidemia is an umbrella term that refers to any of several acquired or genetic disorders that result in a high level of lipids (fats, cholesterol and triglycerides) circulating in the blood. These lipids can enter the walls of arteries and increase your risk of developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which can lead to stroke, heart attack and the need to amputate. The risk of atherosclerosis is higher if you smoke, or if you have or develop diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney failure.
The flu is a highly contagious and common illness that is caused by the influenza virus. There are three different types of flu viruses: influenza A, B, and C, all of which cause illness in humans.
People can get the flu any time of year, but in Canada and most of the Northern Hemisphere, flu season spans late fall to early spring. Flu activity typically peaks between December and March.
People of all ages can get the flu. However, children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are most susceptible and more likely to develop serious complications.
Diabetes is a disease that sneaks up on many patients with complications that may have been prevented with earlier blood sugar control. As such, we have multiple programs examining the benefit of existing and novel treatment medicines and techniques to improve care for diabetic patients.
Waking up during the night to use the washroom can be debilitating to live with as it can create chronic sleep impairment. We are currently enrolling for a clinical research study for patients who experience nocturia due to the over-production of urine at night.
Endometriosis is a painful disorder that causes chronic pelvic pain, which originates in the tissue lining of the uterus also known as the endometrium. Endometriosis is a complex condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women. Although the causes of this disorder are unknown and there is no cure, there are treatment options available to help women manage the pain. We are happy to contribute to the advancement of endometriosis pain management and are looking for volunteers with endometriosis diagnosed by laparoscopy for a new clinical trial.
ANEMIA (of Chronic kidney disease)
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a disease in which the kidneys slowly lose their ability to function. At the start of the disease, most people do not have any symptoms, which is why sometimes people are unaware that they have CKD. The two most common causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure. Bluewater Clinical Research Group is proud to help contribute to this research and are actively looking for individuals with anemia in conjunction with kidney disease.
STATIN INTOLERANCE (HYPERTRIGLICERIDEMIA)
Hypertriglyceridemia is the term used to describe an elevated level of triglycerides in the bloodstream; which can increase the risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Hypertrigliceridemia occurs when there is an excess of triglycerides in the body and is often made worse by things like obesity, poorly controlled diabetes, and a sedentary lifestyle. Clinical research is currently being conducted to help find potential treatment options for those with hypertriglyceridemia.
To find out more, or see if you may qualify, please provide us with your contact information and one of our enrollment facilitators will be happy to get in touch with you. As everyone has different schedules, we may even text you to set up a good time to talk. Clinical research studies can have varying criteria. We generally have a few questions that help us determine if you qualify and if the study may be a good fit for you.
Please visit our Join A Study page for more information.