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Participate in a Clinical Trial about Metal Allergy in Louisville, Kentucky
DS Research is currently accepting volunteers to participate in a paid clinical trial in Kentucky.
Taking part in a clinical study helps advance research in order to create the next big breakthrough. This study is evaluating a patch test for common metal allergies on the skin. Your participation may help those with an allergy in the future.
What to Expect during this Clinical Trial
This clinic trial study in Louisville, Kentucky is a paid, non-invasive study that may help people with metal allergy in the future. During this study you can expect:
- 6 visits will occur over the course of 21 days
- Patch test panels will be applied by a physician and worn for 48 hours before removal
- The physician will monitor your back for possible reactions
3 Steps for the In-Office Visits for the Metal Allergy Clinical Trial
Step 1. The physician will apply 3 patch test panels that may contain metal allergens to your back
Step 2. You will wear the 3 panels for 48 hours
Step 3. Your physician will monitor your back at subsequent appointments for possible reactions
Who Can Participate?
Taking part in a clinical study is an important decision and we appreciate your interest. This clinical trial may be an option for you if you are 18 years of age or older, you have no history or symptoms of dermatitis related skin disease, no routine occupational or long term exposures to metals, unable to become pregnant or willing to use an acceptable method of contraception to prevent pregnancy if of childbearing potential.
You have no past or current:
- Body piercings
- Metal dental appliances
- Metal braces
- Metal fillings
- Metal implants
- Prosthesis or restorations
- Surgical hardware
- Orthopedic implants
- Cardiac implants
Each clinical study has guidelines for who can participate, but ultimately, the research staff must determine who can participate. A final decision on whether this clinical research study might be suitable for you will be made after you have completed the online questionnaire and you have spoken with the research study staff who will explain the benefits and risks of participation in this clinical research study.
How To Get Started
To be considered for this clinical study, please give us a call to complete a verbal questionnaire or complete the 5 minute questionnaire below.
If your answers show the study might be a good fit for you, our study staff will contact your with the information you provided to discuss the next steps. If you’re interested, they will do a more detailed review of your medical history to see if you are able to participate. Only the study staff can determine if you meet the study’s eligibility criteria and are able to enroll in the study.
Contact Us to Potentially Participate in Our Metal Allergy Study
About Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) is a skin condition caused by a reaction to a contact allergen. The reaction will not occur upon first contact, but after the second third, or even repeat exposure to the same allergen. The most commonly known form of allergic contact dermatitis is the result of poison ivy, but other common contact allergens include gold and other metals, rubber, plants, fragrance, and more.
Many people have suffered from ACD for years without knowing an object/allergen they frequently have exposure to is causing the red, sore, and itchy reaction. In severe cases, individuals may even switch careers due to a diagnosis not being given.
Your participation in this clinical trial may help those that are suffering by giving clinicians a ready-to-use way to diagnose ACD to common metal allergens.
About DS Research
Dermatology Specialists Research is one of the leading clinical dermatology research groups in the Kentucky and Indiana area. Founded by Dr. Joseph F. Fowler and his wife Lynn M. Fowler, RN, BSEN in 1990, the clinic has been providing the highest quality of dermatology clinical research to the community in order to find important breakthroughs and create positive change in the medical community.
3810 Springhurst Blvd., Suite 130, Louisville, KY 40241
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