By Clinical Research of West Florida
Did you know around five million people have been diagnosed with lupus? This disease causes the body to attack its joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, and more. Lupus is considered a chronic condition and patients with lupus can experience flares that can be debilitating at times. With so many battling this disease, there is a much higher demand for lupus research studies.
Clinical Research of West Florida (CRWF) is currently conducting six lupus research studies in hopes of providing better care for lupus patients. CRWF’s rheumatologists, Dr. Levin and Dr. Janer, along with the clinical team believe it is important to discuss lupus with the community and their patients in order to better understand the need for advanced therapeutic options.
May is Lupus Awareness Month, and CRWF is excited to partner with the Lupus Foundation of America for 2019’s Tampa Bay Lupus Walk. CRWF will have a tent at the event to engage with locals and discuss the benefits of clinical research. CRWF will also have an array of goodies to give away and will be doing a drawing for gift cards at the event. As this disease becomes more prevalent, CRWF’s team look forward to advancing medicine for lupus, one trial at a time.
Clinical Research of West Florida is a family owned independent research organization founded in 1995. Dr. Levin and Dr. Janer, along with CRWF’s team of highly trained staff, have facilitated more than 25 lupus research studies. CRWF has two locations: Clearwater and Tampa.
Some common symptoms of lupus are:
• Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
• Painful or swollen joints
• Swelling (edema) in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes
• Pain in chest on deep breathing (pleurisy)
• Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose
• Sun- or light-sensitivity (photosensitivity)
• Hair loss
• Mouth or nose ulcers
CRWF is dedicated to providing excellent patient care. All research participants receive study-related medications and medical devices for trials at no cost. New study-related medications and devices are developed through well-established guidelines and regulations designed by the FDA to ensure their safety and effectiveness by the time they reach the public. To find out more about the research, please go to www.crwf.com/studies/ or contact:
Clinical Research of West Florida