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NERD (Heartburn)

Nonerosive Reflux Disease

NERD (Heartburn)
Nonerosive Reflux Disease

NERD is similar to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), but is a somewhat less serious condition. Nonetheless, it is uncomfortable and can even be debilitating, so drug companies continue to seek better solutions. Advanced Research Institute is holding clinical trials in Sandy and Ogden, Utah, and Reno, Nevada, for drugs to treat NERD.

What Is NERD?

NERD causes heartburn but is considered less serious than GERD because it does not destroy the inner lining of the esophagus. In both cases, the valve at the bottom of the esophagus that is supposed to let food into your stomach and keep it there doesn’t work properly, and instead allows stomach contents to flow back up into the esophagus causing a burning sensation (heartburn).

Upon endoscopic examination of GERD patients, doctors discover inflammation and irritation of the esophagus. This can evolve into esophagitis, ulcers and even bleeding ulcers. With NERD, this irritation is absent. However, some doctors believe that NERD is simply early-stage GERD.

Using medications that are currently widely available to treat NERD come with side effects, including an increased risk of osteoporosis, colon infections and heart attacks.

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Clinical Research Studies

While NERD is rarely life-threatening, it can alter a patient’s quality of life as well as progress into a more serious condition. For this reason, it’s important to treat it.

Clinical research studies are necessary to test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs that have been created to better treat NERD with fewer side effects. Once the Food and Drug Administration clears a drug for clinical trial on humans, we ask for volunteers to help with our testing.

To participate in this NERD clinical trial, you must be at least 18 years old and suffer from heartburn at least four days a week. If you’re not sure whether you suffer from NERD or GERD, contact us and we can help you get a correct diagnosis.

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The Benefits of Participating in Clinical Trials

One of the biggest benefits patients get from participating in clinical trials is free medical care, including exams, tests and possibly endoscopies. Neither the patient nor their insurance company is responsible for any of the cost.

As a participant in this clinical trial, you will have the opportunity to be one of the first people in the country to try out a new drug. If the drug works as expected, you will experience relief from your discomfort. Everyone else who is not part of the clinical trial will have to wait until the drug comes to market.

Further, you will be helping these people by participating in this critically important clinical trial, without which the drug could not be made available to the public.

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Contact Us
Contact Our Clinical Trial Company

If you want to be part of our clinical trials for NERD drugs, held in Sandy and Ogden, Utah, and Reno, Nevada, contact Advanced Research Institute today. We can get you screened to see if you qualify.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Experiencing heartburn 4 or more days a week
  • At least 18 years of age

Participants in this study will receive all study related medical care, examinations, and potential endoscopies (EGD) at no cost to them or their insurance.

If you would like to hear more about this trial, or see if you qualify to participate, please contact us at 801.409.2040. You can also reach us via e-mail or by submitting an interest form in our participate section.