We are currently looking for volunteers to join the following research study programs:
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.
Complex regional pain syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord; the peripheral nervous system involves nerve signalling from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.
FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
The loss of certain hormones following menopause leads to many changes in a women's body including loss of sexual drive. We are actively enrolling for a study investigating a potential new therapy for this condition in post-menopausal women.
Stress urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine. Stress incontinence happens when physical movement or activity — such as coughing, sneezing, running or heavy lifting — puts pressure (stress) on your bladder. Stress incontinence is not related to psychological stress.
Stress incontinence differs from urge incontinence, which is the unintentional loss of urine caused by the bladder muscle contracting, usually associated with a sense of urgency. Stress incontinence is much more common in women than men.
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.
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.