Botulism Clinical Research
We are now conducting clinical trials for Botulism, a rare but very serious disease. This disease is caused by a toxin produced by a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. Botulism can cause severe problems like muscle weakness and trouble swallowing. Unfortunately, the use of anti-toxins or other botulism treatments are enough to relieve the symptoms of this disease. By conducting clinical trials for botulism, we can gain a better understanding of how this rare illness works and who is most at risk. If you are experiencing the symptoms of botulism, then you could benefit from enrolling in clinical trial.
There are actually several types of botulism. As one may have guessed, foodborne botulism comes from consuming food items that have been contaminated with the toxin. If you have an open wound that is infected with this bacteria then it can develop into wound botulism. This happens to be quite common among users of the drug heroin. Finally there is infant botulism, which occurs when a baby consumes the spores of the bacteria when they are located in some soil or even honey. All types of botulism can be deadly, and if you develop this disease then it is very serious.
Unfortunately, botulism is rare enough that there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to this disease. As explained above, this disease could be caused by a number of different causes ranging from food items to illicit drugs. Again, your doctor can help you decide if taking part in a botulism clinical trial is the right decision for your specific case.
Research has shown that some people are at a higher risk of developing this disease than others are, especially if their immune system is hampered for some reason. If you or any of your loved ones have been diagnosed with botulism, then it means that it is time to take action. As with other rare diseases, your best treatment plan may be a little different than what is considered traditional.
The botulism clinical trials taking place in Florida will be testing new treatment methods, which are being developed by pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies. They are designed specifically to test the safety and efficacy of experimental treatments when it comes to humans. If you choose to volunteer for our fully supervised botulism clinical study, you will actually be helping leading clinical investigators develop better ways to combat such a rare but serious illness.
The type of study being performed by Avail Clinical Research directly reflects your involvement. Sometimes, participating in a botulism clinical trial in Florida is as simple as agreeing to let our researchers have a copy of your test results, but most are more involved and even require some tests and even a visit to our clinic. Participants are compensated for time and travel, and the study related care, including physical examinations, laboratory services and study medicines are all provided.
Botulism Clinical Trials in DeLand
Avail Clinical Research is currently conducting a wide array of clinical studies for new vaccinations. You may be eligible to participate in one of our Florida botulism clinical trials and contribute to the development and approval of a new drug or treatment. As a participant, there is no cost to you at any point during the study and health insurance is not required. Browse our clinical trials being conducted now to find the study best suited for you.
Accredited Resources for Botulism
- National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
- World Health Organization
If you live near Central Florida, click here to learn more about participating in a botulism clinical trial.