Center for Clinical Studies at SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera is looking for volunteers 2

Center for Clinical Studies at SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera is looking for volunteers

Center for Clinical Studies at SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera is looking for volunteers

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Two new studies on hives

At the Center for Clinical Trials at SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera, Sabine Sell specialist.

At the Center for Clinical Trials at SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera, Sabine Sell specialist.

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Center for Clinical Studies at SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera is looking for volunteers

Two new studies on urticaria skin disease, also known as hives, are currently under the care of the Center for Clinical Studies at SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera. "Those affected are struggling with a rash that seems to have caught it in the nettles. The skin is accompanied by itching, often all over the body," says medical specialist Sabine Sell describing a typical clinical picture. Urticaria often occurs as an acute form of infection. Second, there is a chronic form. "This is more than six weeks, but for the most part, no cause can be found," said the doctor. The chronic form is relatively rare in Germany. "Only 0.5 to one percent of the population has such a population, ”says Sabine Sell.

Comprehensive education and investigations

Both studies specifically look for patients with a chronic history of beehives who have not had the maximum dose of antihistamines or standard syringe administration. Studies include tablet therapy or syringe therapy with a new preparation. Both studies use placebo at the same time. People over the age of 12 may be eligible for one of these new treatments.

Prior to enrolling patients in one of the studies, the center will conduct in-depth counseling and comprehensive examinations such as an ECG and blood tests. "For both hive studies, there are some criteria for excluding other medicines, such as special blood thinners. In this regard, we ask patients to inform us of their existing illnesses and to take a medication plan," emphasizes Sabine Sell. If everything then speaks in favor of participating in the study, consistent medication intake, regular outpatient visits and tolerability control are all part of the treatment plan.

Interested parties may contact the Clinical Trials Center Secretariat directly: Telephone 0365/8 28 77 58 or by e-mail:
studienzentrum.wkg@srh.de

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