Shingles Study – Clinical Research
DOCTORS ARE STUDYING AN INVESTIGATION MEDICATION FOR SHINGLES PAIN
Local doctors are looking for adults who have shingles rash to volunteer for a clinical research study of an investigational medication. (“Investigational” means it’s not yet approved or available for use by the public.)
If you qualify for this study, you’ll receive the following at no cost:
- Study medication for shingles
- Study-related care from a local doctor
CLINICAL RESEARCH IS IMPORTANT AND CONFIDENTIALA clinical research study is a research project done with human volunteers to learn more about a new drug and treatments. some volunteers are interested in access to investigational drugs or treatments. Others volunteer to help advance science. Whatever the reason for participating, we’ll closely monitor your health and protect your privacy.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS STUDYTo qualify for this trial, you must meet the following requirements:
- Are at least 50 years old
- Are able to receive your first dose of study medication within 72 hours (3 days) of a possible shingles rash appearing
- Have not received the shingles vaccine
Health insurance and referrals aren’t required to participate.
HOW CAN I GET STARTED?
STEP 1: CONTACT OUR STUDY COORDINATOR
To learn more, contact our study coordinator at:
The study coordinator will give you information about the study and help determine if you might qualify.
STEP 2: DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY/ GIVE INFORMED CONSENT
At the doctor’s office, our study staff will explain the study procedures and it’s possible benefits and risks. They’ll also ask some health questions and may refer you for further medical evaluation to make sure you meet the requirements for the study. To join our study, you must read and sign a document called an informed consent to show that you understand the study and what’s required of you.
STEP 3: PARTICIPATE
If eligible, you’ll enter the study for up to 120 days, and make about 12 visits to our office during that time. The staff will work with you to find convenient times for these visits. If for some reason you need to leave the study, you may do so at any time, for any reason.
REMEMBER TO ASK QUESTIONS!Your study doctor will explain the benefits and risks of being in this research study. Please use this opportunity to ask questions. You may also take a brochure with you and talk to your family doctor to help you decide if this research study is right for you.
SHINGLES CAN BE DIFFICULT TO TREATShingles – also know as herpes zoster – is a painful, blister-like rash caused by the chicken pox virus. Shingles more commonly affects older people, and it’s symptoms include pain and a rash on one side of the body.
Although the rash usually heals within a few weeks, some sufferers may get lasting nerve pain for months or years, a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia. These symptoms can be difficult to treat, but doctors are researching possible future treatments for this disease.
Shingles Study Brochures
Contact Research Staff
||UCC Trials @
In & Out Urgent Care
6225 S. Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125