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Research Studies Seeking Volunteers:


1. Acupuncture for Chronic Stroke Symptoms
2. Do you have heartburn or abdominal fullness?
3. Do you have Restless Legs Syndrome?
4. Healthy Male Volunteers Needed
5. Help Families Coping with Medical Illness
6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Study - Diarrhea Predominant.
7. Escitalopram for the Treatment of Self-Injurious Skin Picking
8. Escitalopram for the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
9. Healthy Right-Handed Volunteers Needed
10. Hypertensive Volunteers Sought for Research Study



1. Acupuncture for Chronic Stroke Symptoms

The New England School of Acupuncture, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital are recruiting stroke survivors for a research study looking to evaluate whether residual arm and/or leg weakness can be helped by a 10-week course of acupuncture. Eligible participants must have had a single stroke at least 6 months ago, have some arm and/or leg weakness, and may not have had prior acupuncture treatments. For more information, please call Sharon at 617-573-2624. IRB Protocol #: 2002-P-000358

4. Healthy Male Volunteers Needed

Healthy, slightly overweight male subjects age 30-50 are needed for a five visit neuroendocrine research study. Participation in this study requires an initial screen visit, and, if you qualify, two outpatient visits followed by two overnight inpatient visits. Compensation of up to $500 is provided. For more information call Dr. Polyxeni Koutkia at (617)-726-8277, Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital. IRB# 2000-P-002538

2. Do you have heartburn or abdominal fullness?

Seeking individuals experiencing moderate heartburn (acid regurgitation) of more than 3 times per week for a research study. To qualify, you cannot be taking over-the-counter heartburn medications more than 3 times a week for more than 90 days as well as some prescribed heartburn medications. A total of 7 study visits are required and up to $400 stipend is provided. Please call Shelley Walsh for more information. 617-525-6638 IRB #2002P-000473

3. Do you have Restless Legs Syndrome?

Do you suffer with achy, creepy-crawly sensations in your legs, which are relieved by moving them? Do these sensations get worse at night and interfere with your ability to get to, or stay, asleep? If you answered yes to these questions, and are ages 18-80, you may be eligible for a medication research study of Restless Legs Syndrome at Brigham and Women's Hospital Sleep Health Center. Participation in this study requires weekly visits and four sleep studies over a 3-month period. Up to $850.00 compensation for participation. If interested, please call Lindsay Johnston (617) 527-3501 x115. IRB# 2003-P-000343

5. Help Families Coping with Medical Illness

If you are between 19-40 years old and you have experienced the death of a parent from an expected medical illness before you were 5 years old, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are interested in talking with you. We hope that this information will help us to provide informed guidance to families who may face this situation in the future. The study will involve a 90 minute interview, and a 20 minute mental health questionnaire. Parking costs will be covered and you will receive a Gift Certificate for your time. For more information, please call 617-724-7272. IRB# 2003-P-001414/3

6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Study - Diarrhea Predominant.

People who suffer with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome are needed for a 16-week research study at MGH to compare the treatment effects of a new study medication to placebo. This study will require seven visits approximately once a month and will include physical exams, EKG's and laboratory studies. All study expenses including medication are free and, additionally, participants will be reimbursed $25 for each visit. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, not pregnant and be able to make entries into a touch-tone telephone diary on a daily basis. If interested, please contact Lauren Smith by phone, 617-726-0196, or email, lsmith18@partners.org. IRB#2001-P-001887

7. Escitalopram for the Treatment of Self-Injurious Skin Picking

Do you frequently pick at your skin? Research participants wanted for a study on the effectiveness of escitalopram in treating self-injurious skin picking behavior. Dr. Nancy Keuthen and Dr. Darin Dougherty of the Massachusetts General Hospital are studying the use of a new medication to reduce skin picking. If you repetitively skin pick and have skin lesions or scars from picking, you may be eligible to participate in this study. To be eligible you must: be between 18-65 years old; live within 1 hour of Boston; be able to participate for 18 weeks; not be pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are interested in this study, please contact Rebecca Loh at (617) 726-9281. IRB# 2002-P-000888

8. Escitalopram for the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Do you suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder? Participants wanted for a research study on the effectiveness of escitalopram in treating obsessive compulsive disorder.
Dr. Darin Dougherty and Dr. Nancy Keuthen of the Massachusetts General Hospital OCD Clinic and Research Unit are conducting a research study on the use of a new investigational medication to reduce the symptoms associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). If you have OCD, you may be eligible to participate in this study.
To be eligible you must: be between 18-65 years old; live within 1 hour of Boston; be able to participate for 16 weeks; not be pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are interested in this study and believe you are eligible, please contact Rebecca Loh at (617) 726-9281. IRB# 2002-P-000895

9. Healthy Right-Handed Volunteers Needed

For a research study of the effects of Acupuncture as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at MGH, Department of Radiology. Study will take approximately 2/12 hours. Compensation will be $50. Contact Kathleen Hui, M.D. at 617-724-7194. IRB# 2001-P-000417

10. Hypertensive Volunteers Sought for Research Study

Healthy Black Hypertensive men and women, with or without diabetes between the ages of 18-80 are needed for a two-week study on the risks of developing high blood pressure at the BWH's Clinical Research Center. Subjects will receive infusions and oral administration of medications that may effect blood pressure and will undergo various blood measurements and studies. Approximately one pint of blood will be drawn during the study. Participants who complete the study will receive up to $800. For more information call Jane at 617-732-6940. IRB# 2000-P-002350


POSTING AN ALL-USER RESEARCH AD

* Please send both an email and fax to Sarah Arvesen at: sarvesen@partners.org ; fax: 617-525-6011 (please use standard formatting in email ads: single-spaced Times New Roman, 12 pt. Font, no caps, bold, underline, etc.)

* Please send requests at least 2 weeks ahead of desired posting date;
* All ad requests must be accompanied by the IRB number; Faxed requests
are to be the IRB-approved (stamped) ad;


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