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Vol. LXVII, No. 1
January 2, 2015

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Volunteers

NINR Study Needs Cancer Survivors


NINR seeks people who completed radiation therapy for cancer to participate in a study. Some people have persistent clinically significant fatigue after receiving radiation therapy. Researchers want to test whether the medication ketamine can reduce this fatigue. Study procedures take place at the Clinical Center. Study-related tests and medication are provided at no cost. Compensation will be provided. For more information, call the Office of Patient Recruitment, 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 15-NR-0037.

Study Seeks Healthy Older Adults

Healthy older adults ages 55-75 are invited to participate in an outpatient research study investigating the benefits of omega-3 oil and blackcurrant supplements on vascular health. The goal of the study is to determine whether the supplements improve blood flow and blood vessel function that can affect your heart. Eligible participants must be medication-free and in good general health. The study will be carried out in an outpatient clinic and includes 4 visits over 6 months. Compensation is provided. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 14-NR-0034.

Overweight Volunteers Needed

NHLBI is looking for men and women ages 30-65 who are overweight or obese and have elevated glucose levels. This study will determine how treatment with PDE4 inhibitor roflumilast (6 weeks) affects how a body handles glucose. Roflumilast has been shown to lower glucose in diabetic individuals. After an initial screening visit for general health assessment, participants will undergo a testing before and after treatment with the study medication that will include blood drawing over 24 hours, urine collection, an oral and an intravenous glucose tolerance test and 1- to 2-day overnight inpatient stay. Monetary compensation will be provided. For more information, call 1-866-444-3356. Refer to study 13-H-0123.

Scoliosis Patients Needed for Imaging Study

Researchers at the Clinical Center are testing a new 3-D imaging system in children and adults with scoliosis. If you or your child (over age 2) has scoliosis or similar conditions you may be interested in participating. All study-related tests and procedures are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. For more information, call the Office of Patient Recruitment, 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 11-CC-0120.

Healthy Women Sought, Need Uterine Tissue

NICHD is studying how stem cells work within the uterus. Researchers are collecting uterine tissue in women over 18 who are healthy, have had a stem cell transplant or have a condition affecting reproduction. Requires one 1-hour visit to the Clinical Center. Study-related tests and procedures are provided at no cost. Compensation is provided. For more information, call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 12-CH-0016.


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