Acute Otitis Media Clinical Trials

Status: Closed

Has your child been complaining of pain in their ear? This could be a tell tale sign that they have acute otitis media (middle ear infection). Our research team is conducting acute otitis media clinical trials in DeLand and we’re looking to enroll local children who have developed an infection. These research studies will play an essential role in the development of better treatments for this condition.

Fill out the form on the right hand side of the page if you’d like to be contacted about our upcoming acute otitis media clinical trials 

Child enrolls in an acute otitis media clinical trial

 

Through new research studies, we hope to find better ways to prevent and treat middle ear infections. So we’re actively seeking interested families in Volusia County and around Florida. If you’d like to learn more about our upcoming acute otitis media clinical trials, please:

  • Use our online contact form – If you look in the upper right hand corner, you’ll see a short contact form. This will let our recruitment team know that you are interested in an upcoming study. All you need to provide is your full name, email and phone number. After you fill out the form, you’ll receive a confirmation email letting you know that a member of our research team has received your contact information and will be calling you shortly to discuss your child’s eligibility.
  • Give us a call – You can also call us at (386) 785-2400 if you’d like to learn more about our acute otitis media clinical trials and our enrollment process. You can call us anytime between 7 AM and 5 PM on week days (we aren’t available on weekends or during major holidays).

If you’re a parent, then you may already know that most cases of acute otitis media (AOM) infections aren’t severe enough to require antibiotic treatment. At home treatment and over-the-counter pain medication is often the recommended course of action. Unfortunately, some children tend to develop infections regularly and more severe cases can trigger meningitis.

Your child’s participation in one of our research studies can help advance our knowledge of middle ear infections and how to prevent more severe cases. By participating, your family should take stock in the fact that your helping to improve pediatric healthcare options for families around the country.

Does My Child Qualify for an AOM Study in DeLand?

You should know that each study we conduct has it’s own set of qualification criteria. This means that the presence of a middle ear infection doesn’t automatically qualify your child for one of our clinical trials. We understand that this process can be frustrating, but it is essential in order to ensure the best results from our research.

If you have any other questions, please call us at (386) 785-2400.

Mom learns about new acute otitis media clinical trials in DeLand

 

Are AOM Clinical Trials Safe?

The safety of each of our participants is our top priority. We understand how big this decision is as a parent, but rest assured that we follow a very strict set of guidelines when conducting a new research study.

Our research team employs several stringent safety measures during each AOM clinical trial we conduct in DeLand. Some of the safety measures we employ include:

  • Getting IRB approval  for each study protocol we receive as a first line of defense.
  • We make sure to obtain a signed informed consent form from each of our participant’s parents before enrolling their child.
  • We have several team members that monitor each stage of the clinical trial.

Please note that permission from both parents is usually required in order to enroll a minor in a clinical trial in Florida. If you are the sole guardian, then your permission will suffice.

After we get permission from the parents or guardian, we will need to obtain the child’s assent. What this means is that the child understands and expresses their desire to take part in the study. Our principal investigator will explain the purpose of the trial to your child and what their role in it will be.

Not able to enroll your child in a clinical trial? You can still help further our research and earn money in the process through our Refer-A-Friend program. Get up to $100 by referring a qualified participant for our upcoming acute otitis media clinical trials. Learn more about our Refer-A-Friend program by clicking here.

 

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