Research is at the heart of advancing our knowledge of Endometriosis
Without people like you, we would not be where we are today.
Endometriosis is a disorder that occurs when tissue similar to the endometrium is found outside the uterus as lesions on other parts of the body in the pelvic region.
Symptoms of Endometriosis
The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, which may coincide with menstruation or occur throughout a woman's cycle. Other symptoms vary, depending on where the lesions are located, and may include:
Heavy menstrual flow
Cramps that do not go away with NSAIDs and/or affect normal activities
Pain during sex
Nausea or vomiting
Bowel and urinary disorders
Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years - that's approximately 176 million women worldwide.
About the Study
Optimed Research has partnered with Dr. Melillo of Kingsdale Gynecologic Associates, Myovant Sciences, and AbbVie for research studies on new investigational medications for pain associated with endometriosis.
These clinical research studies evaluate an oral investigational medication to see if it may reduce moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.
These research studies will be conducted at Optimed Research, which is located in beautiful North Columbus. After you pre-qualify, the study staff (nurses and clinicians) will discuss additional details such as study duration, location, number of visits involved, and help answer any questions you may have.
As a study participant, your endometriosis will also be closely monitored by the study staff under the guidance of the study doctor. You will also receive the investigational medication and study-related tests and procedures at no cost.
You may qualify to participate if you:
Are a premenopausal woman (between 18 to 49 years old)
Have been surgically diagnosed with endometriosis within the last 10 years
Experience moderate to severe pain due to endometriosis
Are not pregnant or actively trying to get pregnant
Do not have osteoporosis (thinning, weak bones) or any other bone disease
Deciding to participate in a clinical research study is a complex and personal decision. If you are unsure and want to learn more about the value of participating in clinical research studies, you can download this brochure (PDF), and discuss the study information with your primary doctor and/or family members.
Participants who qualify and enroll will:
Receive study-related care, oral investigational medication, and nonhormonal birth control supplies at no cost
Receive close monitoring of your endometriosis pain and other symptoms by a gynecologist or other qualified physician
Have the opportunity to discuss your endometriosis pain and learn about your condition
Study participation may also help advance medical knowledge of endometriosis.
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