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Study of Uveitis and JRA

Children are needed for a study of the safety and effectiveness of the drug etanercept (Enbrel) against a placebo. If your child has uveitis associated with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). The study take place at the Clinical Center. All study-related tests and medications are provided at no charge.

Study of Dystonia

Researchers at NIH are conducting a study to determine if amlodipine can improve the effects of botulinum toxin injections for individuals with cervical or focal hand dystonia. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY: 1-866-411-1010).

Do You Have Keloids?

If you and your family members have keloids, call 1-800-411-1222 for more information. Compensation available to those who take part in an NIH study.

13-Week Weight Management Program

The Uniformed Services University is looking for overweight, healthy African American women between the ages of 18-55 who are not pregnant to participate in a weight management program as part of an ongoing study examining factors affecting weight loss. In addition, applicants should not smoke or have problems with thyroid, kidney, or heart disease, diabetes or uncontrolled hypertension. Program and materials provided at no cost. Interested individuals should call (301) 295-9664.

Knee Injury of the ACL?

No surgery? Call NIH for a study of how the hip takes over the work of the knee. Compensation provided. Dial 1-800-411-1222.

Healthy Adults Needed

NIMH's section on clinical and experimental neuropsychology is looking for healthy men and women who are interested in participating in a brief study of attention. If you are interested, call 496-2552.

Female Volunteers Needed

NIMH seeks females ages 18-55 to participate in studies of the effects of menstrual cycle hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles with no changes in mood in relationship to menses, be free of medical illnesses and not taking any hormones or medication on a regular basis. They will complete daily rating forms and be offered participation in one or more protocols. Payment is offered. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Attention Cancer Patients

If you are 55-75 years old with leukemia or lymphoma or MDS, doctors at NIH invite you to take part in a transplant study. Call 1-800-411-1222.

Fibromyalgia and Exercise Study

Fibromyalgia affects millions of Americans. It can cause widespread muscle joint pain, fatigue and other symptoms. NIH researchers invite women diagnosed with fibromyalgia to take part in a new study to test the benefits of exercise. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY: 1-866-411-1010).

Healthy Volunteers Needed

Normal volunteers, ages 20 to 55, are needed for a research study run by NIAID. Volunteers will receive an FDA-approved drug designed to increase white blood cell count and then participate in apheresis (a blood donation) to collect the excess cells. Compensation is provided. Interested individuals should call Mary Huber at 496-7935


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