I would recommend you to join a study.-Cynthia, Study Participant
I do recommend this research group!-Rosie, Study Participant
Really Enjoyed meeting everyone here.-Alex, Study Participant
ALL of you are great.-Jolene, Study Participant
and I would definitely like to collaborate with your site on future trials. I sincerely appreciate all of the efforts made to date on our studies!
They are very considerate to make every effort to make me comfortable.-Ralph, Study Participant
very helpful staff.
Everyone is aware of their responsibilities, knowledgeable of research and very cooperative. The entire organization is well run from the top down. This is my favorite site to work with!
They explain all procedures and why. The staff is courteous and friendly and they listen. They ask often if you need anything, are friendly and smiling. A smile always goes a long way, even when you don’t feel like smiling.-Diane, Study Participant
Good job, keep up the good work.
Happy to be
part of this study; will recommend this clinic to others!
and requests for study questions. Staff at the site is very friendly and accommodating. Patients' charts are very well organized and complete
Everyone is so friendly each time I have an appointment.-Gloria, Study Participant
I never felt I was in a doctor’s office; it felt like being at home.
Principal Investigator was available to meet and showed oversight in source. Data and regulatory binders were clean and well maintained.
Very willing to make the testing sessions as comfortable as if one is at home. The staff treats me with care, compassion and understanding.-Mary Ann, Study Participant
and pays attention to detail. Data corrections are usually handled quickly. All staff seem organized and are conscientious about their work.-Sanofi Monitor
as well as the study performance. A combination of professional and a concerned family.-Michael, Study Participant
Starting in early to mid-December and peaking in early January, cedar pollen counts can reach 8000 grains per cubic meter, which is five times what is considered very high for any pollen. The most common symptoms a cedar allergy sufferer may experience include: sneezing, itching and watering of the eyes, nasal congestion and itching, and low-grade fever. The major modes of therapy for this group of symptoms, also known as “cedar fever,” include nasal steroids, prescription and over-the-counter antihistamines, and leukotriene inhibitors, such as Singulair.
San Antonio area oak trees release their pollen in late winter and spring, with the greatest amount of pollen released in the early morning. Since oak trees do not produce flowers, they do not rely on bees and other insects to spread their pollen. Instead, oak trees will release a large amount of the fine, yellow, dust-like pollen into the air to ensure successful pollination.
People who are allergic to oak pollen will typically experience the following allergic symptoms: sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, postnasal drip, itchy nose and throat, dark circles under the eyes, and swollen, watery and itchy eyes. Some people have more severe reactions to allergens and even have asthma attacks.
Ten percent of Americans have ragweed allergy. Additionally, if you are allergic to an inhaled allergen such as cat dander, mold or dust, there is a 75% chance that you will also be allergic to ragweed. Some persons may also have what is known as the Oral Allergy Syndrome, which is characterized by itching of the mouth after eating foods that share antigens with ragweed. These foods include melon, zucchini, sunflower seeds, bananas and cucumber.
Pollen grains of ragweed are very small and are spread by the wind. A single plant produces a billion pollen grains. In the San Antonio/Hill Country region we see the first ragweed pollen at the end of August. Counts can be as high as 2000 grains per cubic meter, which is considered extremely high. Once ragweed begins pollinating, you can expect symptoms to last from six to eight weeks.