Below are details regarding our Eczema Biopsy Study that we are currently recruiting.   If you would be interested in taking part in this study please email recruitment@albavolunteers.com and we will provide you with further details.

 

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Eczema Biopsy Study

Study Summary

You are invited to participate in a research study.  The purpose of you taking part in this clinical procedure is to provide fresh tissue biopsy samples for use in an external research study.

You will be required to attend 2 visits to the test centre.

First, you will go through the screening procedures to see if you qualify to participate in study.  For this study and to be eligible to take part in the clinical procedure you must be in good general health and be aged 18-70. You must have previously had a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (Eczema) and have active atopic dermatitis with visible areas on your body.

At the this visit you will be asked some questions about your general health and any medication you may be taking. Staff will then review your answers to these questions to determine if you are eligible to take part in the clinical procedure.

You should not take part if you are/have:

Currently pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Taken systemic immuno-suppressants within 1 month prior to biopsy e.g. ciclosporin, azathioprine

Used or taken biological therapies within 1 month prior to biopsy, e.g. Dupixent. If you are unsure if your medication is classed as a biological therapy, please speak to test personnel.

Not Willing to refrain from taking or applying steroidal medication for 72 hours prior to visit number two.

Please note if you require to take the medication due to a flare up you should not avoid using your medication however you would not be able to participate in the study.

Known allergies or sensitivities to local anaesthetics.

Any history of delayed wound healing.

Currently taking any medication which increase bleeding or delay healing of the wound, such as anticoagulants e.g. Warfarin and Aspirin.

If you are found to be ineligible to take part in the study

Visit 2

If eligible the biopsy sampling procedure will be performed. You will have 3 biopsies performed on 3 different areas on your body. The desired suture type for this study is dissolvable which requires no further visit to the test centre; however, during the procedure the Doctors may use non-dissolvable sutures, if medically required. If this is the case, you will be invited back for a 3rd visit to remove the sutures and will receive an additional expenses cheque for £10.

Attendance 2 Visits

You will be required to attend ONE Screening Visit and ONE biopsy Visit.

 

Screening Visits Available – This visit will take 45 minutes.

 

Monday 29 April 2019 between - 2pm – 4:20pm.

Tuesday 30 April 2019 between – 4:40pm – 7pm.

Biopsy Visits Available – This visit will take 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

Saturday 04 May 2019 between - 9am – 1pm.

Saturday 11 May 2019 between – 9am – 1pm.

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Male or Females

Aged 18 to 70.

Able to communicate well with the investigator.

Provision of written informed consent to participate as shown by a witnessed signature on the Subject Consent Form.

Suitable biopsy sites, moderate to severe as assessed by the study Medic.

Steroid wash out period, 24 hours min, 72 hours prior to biopsy.

Exclusion Criteria

Those who are pregnant or breast feeding.

Those taking medications which in the opinion of test personnel may affect test results.

Those suffering from any medical condition which, in the opinion of the test personnel, will automatically exclude them from participating in the study.

Systemic immuno-suppressants within 1 month prior to biopsy.

Biological therapies within 1 month prior to biopsy.

Expenses

You will receive £20 expenses on completion of your screening visit.

You will receive £150 expenses on completion of your biopsy visit.

This will be paid in a cheque in your name.

How to Apply

To take part in this study please reply to this email.

We are offering a £20 refer a friend payment for our  Eczema Study:

REFER A FRIEND OFFER £20!

  • We are offering a refer a friend payment of £20 for the below study.  (you will receive £20 for every volunteer you refer who completes the full study).
  • You can refer as many people as you like.
  • Please ask your friend to email us on recruitment@albavolunteers.com or call 08007561046 to take part in this study when they call they can provide your name as the referral person. Unsubscribe - If you would no longer like to be contacted about future opportunities, please let us know.  Please note that this change may take 48 hrs to complete.Kind Regards Alba Science Recruitment TeamFiona McLeodtelephone. 08007561046web. www.albascience.com
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