3860 Crater Lake Avenue
Medford, Oregon 97504
541-858-1018 (ext.0)

TYPE OF STUDIES WE DO

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease which involves inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Common symptoms include wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. Symptoms tend to be worse at night or early in the morning.

More than 25 million people in the United States are known to have asthma and it can affect people of all ages.

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COPD

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a progressive lung disease which is typically caused by long term exposure to cigarette smoke. COPD is often categorized as either Emphysema (damage to the tiny air sacs in your lungs) or Chronic Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways). It is also sometimes referred to as smoker’s cough.

Common symptoms of COPD include cough (often with mucus production), wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), shortness of breath (especially with physical activity), and chest tightness.

Although COPD cannot be cured, it can be managed and treated.

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Allergies

Seasonal allergens are those that produce pollen and are not present year-round. These include grasses, trees, and weeds. In Southern Oregon, tree season is typically between mid-February to early May while grass season usually starts in mid-May and goes through mid-July.

Perennial allergens refer to those that are (or can be) present year-round. These include dusts, molds, and pets (cat, dog, hamster, birds, etc),

Common seasonal and perennial allergy symptoms include sneezing, congestion, runny nose, post nasal drainage, and eye itching. Some patients may also develop allergic skin rash (atopic dermatitis).

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Nasal Polyps

Nasal Polyps are non-cancerous growths that can develop in the lining of the nose and sinuses.Large polyps or polyp clusters can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, and loss of smell.

Nasal polyps can develop from chronic irritation due to recurrent or prolonged sinus infections and allergic rhinitis. They are often treated with nasal corticosteroids, prednisone, and sometimes surgery.

Several studies are looking at new biweekly or monthly injections (similar to allergy shots) to treat nasal polyps symptoms.

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Type II Diabetes

Type II Diabetes is a condition where your body does not produce enough insulin and/or is unable to properly use insulin. This results in elevated blood glucose (sugar) levels in your body (often referred to as hyperglycemia).

Early or mild stages of Type II diabetes can often be treated with diet and exercise. When diet changes and exercise are not enough, patients can be treated with daily pills to help control blood sugar levels. Other patients may need daily pills and daily injectable insulin to control their diabetes.

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Other Studies

We conduct studies in a variety of other therapeutic areas as well including: Chronic Cough, Peanut Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Diabetes, Weight Loss, Common Cold, and Gout.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Clinical research trials are conducted to obtain information used to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, device, or treatment. The US FDA must review information from these clinical trials and then decide if the drug, device, or treatment should be approved and made available to patients on the market.

There is never any kind of monetary or financial cost for patients who participate in a clinical trial. All trial related medical care, including study medication, lab work, diagnostic tests, and physician evaluations are provided at no cost and without any charges to insurance.

Compensation is typically provided to help reimburse time and travel expenses associated with trial participation.

If you think that you might be interested in participating in a clinical trial at our site or simply want to learn more about what types of trials we do, you can either fill out our Patient Inquiry Form on our homepage or call our office at 541-858-1018 (ext. 0) and ask to speak with one of our friendly study coordinators. We have a highly experienced staff that will be more than happy to talk with you and answer any questions that you might have.

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