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
We are seeking subjects who:
Are male/female 50 years of age and older and
Study participants will receive at no cost:
What is Clostridium difficile (C-diff)?
Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that lives naturally within our intestines in a small percentage of humans but not all. Other areas where the bacteria can thrive are soil, water, and both human and animal feces. Those who are carriers of the bacteria may never become ill or infected.
What are the symptoms of C-diff Infection?
Those who become ill may have a range of symptoms from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the bowels.
What if I’m not a carrier, can I still get it?
Yes, you can. The bacteria produce spores that can live outside the body for many days. Objects such as door knobs, bathroom fixtures, and other inanimate objects, particularly in hospitals, can become contaminated. If you touch a contaminated object, this does not mean you will automatically become ill.
Who is at risk for C-diff Infection?
Age: Increasing age increases risk.
Current, recent or future hospitalizations: the longer the stay, the greater the risk.
Recent use of antibiotics: Antibiotics can alter the “good” flora within our intestines. This alteration can allow “bad” bacteria growth.
Immunocompromised: Medical conditions that weaken the immune system.
Long term health care setting: Nursing homes
How do I prevent C-diff Infection?
Contact Precautions such as hand washing are the best precaution but are not always effective. Alcohol sanitizers are ineffective against these bacteria.
Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the restroom.
Is there a vaccine to decrease my risk of C-diff Infection?
There are no currently approved vaccines, but there are research studies currently in progress.