CLINICAL RESEARCH TRIALS
CLINICAL RESEARCH TRIALS
The KCAA Research Department is dedicated to research excellence. We have been conducting trials for almost 30 years, and we have completed over 250 trials ranging from hereditary angioedema to flu vaccines to gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Our wide-ranging research allows KCAA to help organizations worldwide and gather crucial information about treating various conditions. Jeffrey Wald, M.D. is the Research Director at KCAA. Together Dr. Wald, Dr. Neustrom, Dr. Ward and Dr. Sterner are currently lead investigators on clinical trials.
Participants in KCAA research are given detailed information about how the trial will be conducted, who qualifies, and the potential risks and benefits. The health of each participant is checked before the study and carefully monitored during the trial. Independent Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) closely observe all research to ensure safety.
We have several research studies at any given time.
Recruiting Adults & Children for Allergy and Asthma Clinical Trials
Asthma research participants must have received a diagnosis by a Physician to be eligible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED RESEARCH TRIAL QUESTIONS
What is the purpose of research?
What is a clinical trial?
What is a protocol?
Who gets to be in the study?
What is Informed Consent?
Informed consent is the process that gives information to those thinking about taking part in the research. After learning about the research, a participant should understand the:
- Purpose of the study
- Procedures involved in the study
- Possible risks and benefits of taking part
- Rights of study participants
- Voluntary nature of the research
- Options instead of taking part in the study
Participants should only agree to take part after clearly understanding the study and feeling comfortable. Participants should take time to talk over the decision with doctors, family, and friends. Once the decision is reached to participate, an informed consent form will be signed. If researchers learn added information about the participant during or after the study, they must inform the participant.
Who conducts the research studies?
Does it cost to participate in a research study?
How long do research studies last?
The duration varies. Studies at KCAA are as short as a couple of months or as lengthy as several years. The study coordinator describes the number and frequency of visits and the length of the study.
Is my information kept confidential?
What occurs during study visits?
What are a study participant’s responsibilities?
Clinical study participants must agree to:
- Follow instructions provided by the study team
- Provide accurate and complete information about past and current medical condition
- Carefully weigh the risks and benefits of taking part
- Follow directions regarding non-study related medications
- Inform the study doctor about changes in medications, illnesses or injuries, unexpected side effects or intent to have medical treatments outside of the study
- Attend scheduled visits requested by the study team
- Inform the study team if needing to miss an appointment
- Inform the study team if contact information changes
- Follow the procedures for withdrawal, if deciding to leave the study