Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
- April 5, 2012
The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of pregabalin (Lyrica) compared to a placebo in subjects who have diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) who use NSAIDs for the treatment of conditions other than DPN.
Duration: Approximately 18 weeks
Number of visits to CKRA: 8
Compensation: Up to $320 for completion
This study is designed to help determine how safe an investigational vaccine is and how it works in subjects who have Stage IIB, IIC or III melanoma.
Duration: Approximately 2 years.
Number of visits to CKRA: 15
Compensation: $50 per visit
Note: Qualified participants must be between the ages of 18 and 75 years…
If you would like to learn more about CKRA and how you might participate in a clinical research study, join us for a fun and informative presentation on Saturday, October 15th from 10am to 12noon. Dr. Borders and the CKRA staff will be on hand to answer all your…
Everyone at CKRA would like to congratulate Courtney Reed, study coordinator at CKRA in Mt. Sterling, for passing her board exams to become a Licensed Practical Nurse! Way to go, Courtney!
For the third straight year, Dr. James L. Borders, Prinicpal Investigator for Central Kentucky Research Associates, has been named a finalist for “Favorite Doctor in Lexington” by the 2011 Lexington Herald-Leader Readers’ Choice Awards poll. Dr. Borders won the title in 2010.
When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun, the type of sunscreen you choose is as important as how you use it. Make sure you are looking for products that protect against both UVB rays (which cause sunburn) and UVA rays (which affect the skin on a…
Founded in 1991 by Deborah Dyer, RN, BSN, and the late Jacqueline Smith, RN, BSN, Central Kentucky Research Associates was Central Kentucky’s first independent clinical drug research facility. Since that time, CKRA has conducted over 500 Phase 1 through Phase IV clinical trials covering a multitude of therapeutic areas. …
Another reason why clinical research is so important. We can’t find the medicines of tomorrow if we don’t test today.
“VIENNA (Reuters) – A gel containing a prescription drug can sharply reduce HIV infections in women, a study described as groundbreaking by the World Health Organization showed on Monday.
Patches could be sent in mail
By Randolph E. Schmid – Associated Press
Referenced from Lexington Herald-Leader July 19, 2010 Section C10
One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail.
At least that’s the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could…
What You Should Know About Gastric Ulcers
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Who gets it?
About two percent of the adult population in the United States has active ulcers, and about ten percent will…
Important Information from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
What is aVaccine?
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Live longer and healthier with a pet!
Research has documented that companion animals like dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds help people live longer and healthier lives. Some of the health benefits of having a companion animal are lower blood pressure, decreased stress, reduced bone loss, lowered cholesterol levels, and improved…
Most smokers try to stop multiple times before finally kicking the habit, and fewer than 10% will succeed in permanently abstaining without medicine or counseling. Nearly 1 in 5 Americans are at least occasional smokers, risking cancer, heart disease and a shortened life span — and costing the nation…
More than 20 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis
(OA), which is the number one cause of disability in the United States.
There is hope to regain your active lifestyle and continue many of your favorite
activities, despite osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease. That means it will never get better and is
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A/H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu”) was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular…
By Carolyn Colwell, HealthDay Reporter for US News & World Report
A North Carolina study finds that the rate of chronic low back pain has more than doubled in that state since the early 1990s, a statistic the authors say might reflect what’s happening in the country as a whole.