Patients sought for incontinence, heart disease and intestinal studies

DALLAS — Nov. 29, 2006 — Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are seeking patients to participate in medical studies on incontinence, cholesterol and Crohn's disease. All clinical trials are approved by UT Southwestern’s Institutional Review Board, which reviews them for benefits, risks, side effects and informed consent.

Incontinence
UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking patients who experience incontinence with physical activity such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting or walking. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older and must have had two episodes of stress leakage in a seven-day period for at least three months. Compensation is provided. For information, please call 214-648-3245 or 214-648-8959.

Heart disease
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are currently enrolling subjects with heart disease or who are at risk for heart disease for a new medication. Qualified participants must be 55 years of age or older with either heart disease or two major risk factors for heart disease such as obesity, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Those interested may call 214-648-9261.

Crohn's disease
A medical research study at UT Southwestern Medical Center is evaluating the effectiveness and safety of a new device used to treat Crohn's disease. Eligible participants must be between 18 and 75 years of age and have moderate to severe Crohn's disease. Subjects will receive physical exams and study-related testing and lab work. Please call 214-648-0413 for more information.


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About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center, one of the premier medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. Its more than 1,400 full-time faculty members – including four active Nobel Prize winners, more than any other medical school in the world – are responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and are committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in 40 specialties to nearly 89,000 hospitalized patients and oversee 2.1 million outpatient visits a year.

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Media Contact: Katherine Morales

214-648-3404
e-mail: katherine.morales@utsouthwestern.edu


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