How COVID-19 Will Affect the Future of Paid Clinical Trials

Our new normal includes the era of COVID-19 in clinical trials and all of the ways that this pandemic has altered the way we look toward the future and the steps we take within our paid clinical trials. The reality is that the impact of COVID-19 significantly affects how clinical trials are and will be conducted. As we look forward, …

The Future of Clinical Trials

The efficacy of clinical trials can have a direct correlation to the use of innovative technology within them. Consequently, the technological advancements we embrace today may help us shape a healthier future for tomorrow. The clinical trial process will always involve researchers, physicians and pharmaceutical companies working toward the common goal of ensuring the safety of patients while discovering improvements in …

What Is Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis, also referred to as the stomach flu and resulting in irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines, is a common condition, affecting over 3 million people a year in the United States alone. Transmission of gastroenteritis can occur in a number of ways, including through contaminated food or water. Usually viral, gastroenteritis can also materialize as a bacterial, …

Placebos: How They Are Used in Clinical Trials

If you are considering participating in a clinical trial, it is important to understand placebos and how and why they are used in clinical research. A placebo is a treatment which has no pharmaceutical effect or therapeutic or medical value. The use of placebos within a clinical trial helps medical researchers more accurately compare the effect of the treatment being …

Let’s Take a Tour of the Riverside Clinical Research Facility

You’ll find the lovely town of Edgewater resting along the scenic Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon, and neighbor to quaint and charming New Smyrna Beach. Within that delightful locale, you’ll also find Riverside Clinical Research, another enjoyable place to be. Let’s take a tour, shall we? Along the way, we’re sure you will discover that the comfort of our clinical …

How Liver Impairment Can Affect Your Daily Life and Why We Are Helping with the Research

Liver impairment may be hereditary or due to certain long-term illnesses, overuse of certain medications and/or heavy alcohol use. Aside from the fact that our medical and research professionals are dedicated to consistently discovering innovations for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions, illnesses and diseases, Riverside Clinical Research is immersed in research associated with liver damage largely due …

Why We Love Being a Research Facility in Volusia County

Volusia County isn’t just the location of Riverside Clinical Research. Its tapestry is one woven with rich culture and history and it is simply bursting with incredible things to see and do, from seaside dining and shopping, to tastings at wineries and trendy craft breweries, to hitting the links on nationally acclaimed golf courses, to fishing charters, eco-boat tours, kayaking, …

COPD Clinical Trials at Riverside Clinical Research

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is very common, affecting over 3 million people each year in the United States alone. COPD is most commonly diagnosed in people 40 years and older, women and those with family history of COPD. People at higher risk for developing COPD …

What Is Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

The knee…we get down on one to promise life-long devotion, we use them to squat down to grandchild level at playtime and we constantly bend them throughout the day for everything from picking up things we drop, to simply walking up the stairs. When our knees are compromised, it can certainly throw a cog in the works. Osteoarthritis of the …

Why Would Someone Want to Participate in a Clinical Trial?

There are many reasons why people would choose to join a clinical trial… Are there limited or no treatments available for an illness for which you suffer? Have you tried treatments for a health problem that have not worked? Are you interested in helping to find ways to prevent a disease, such as one that may be common in your …