Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder of the intestines that causes diarrhea and abdominal pain. IBS can severely impact suffers’ quality of life. For this reason, drug companies are working on creating drugs to combat this disorder. Advanced Research Institute is holding irritable bowel syndrome clinical trials in Sandy and Ogden, Utah, and Reno, Nevada.
What Are the Symptoms of IBS?
It can be difficult to diagnose IBS, since there is no test for it. Rather, it is more of a collection of symptoms — hence the word “syndrome” in the name.
There are three types of IBS — IBS associated with constipation, IBS associated with diarrhea and a combination of both. For the purpose of our irritable bowel syndrome clinical trials, we are working only with IBS-D (diarrhea) patients.
To be diagnosed with IBS-D, you must have abdominal pain and either altered stool consistency or frequency at least one day a week for three months. Because diarrhea and abdominal discomfort are related to so many other illnesses, however, doctors usually run a battery of tests to rule out other conditions such as celiac disease, lactose intolerance, diverticulitis and stress.
IBS, besides being uncomfortable, can greatly limit the lives of sufferers, causing them to miss work, school, appointments and other important engagements. Many sufferers cannot predict when their IBS will flare up, leading to social anxiety and even isolation.
Once initial testing is complete, it is up to the Food and Drug Administration to clear the drug for testing on humans. That’s when our clinical trial company puts out the call for volunteers to participate in the studies. Today, we are looking for IBS sufferers between the ages of 18 and 80 who have three loose or watery stools per day accompanied by abdominal pain.
The greatest benefit to participating in irritable bowel syndrome clinical trials is that you receive free medical care for your condition, including doctor’s appointments and tests. Neither your insurance company nor you will be billed for any of your treatment. If the new drug you have volunteered to try is effective, you will be one of the first people to get it. No one else will have access to it until after the drug has come to market.
Additionally, you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping other IBS sufferers by assisting with making a new drug available to the public.
If you meet our criteria and want to participate in our irritable bowel syndrome clinical trials held in Sandy and Ogden, Utah, and Reno, Nevada, contact us today. We will perform a screening to determine if you qualify for our clinical research study.
IBS-D consists of diarrhea that is accompanied by abdominal pain. The abdominal pain is caused by the frequency and consistency of the stool. If this is a problem that you are currently dealing with we might be able to help.
Participants in this study will receive all study related medical care, examinations, and potential colonoscopies 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 by clicking the button below.