Current Research Trials
Our research division aims to enhance the field of renal medicine and provide innovative therapeutic solutions to our patients that are not readily accessible in the market. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our patients and making contributions to the research community and scientific progress through the implementation of pharmaceutical and device clinical trials.
- Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
- Uncontrolled Hypertension in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
What is a Clinical Trial ?
A clinical trial is a research study to answer specific questions about new therapies. Clinical trials (also called medical research and research studies) are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people.
Trials are conducted in four phases:
|Phase 1||Phase 2||Phase 3||
FDA reviews the data
|Study Participants||20 to 100 healthy volunteers or people with the disease/condition||Up to several hundred people with the disease/condition.||300 to 3,000 volunteers who have the disease or condition||Several thousand volunteers who have the disease/condition|
|Length of Study||Several months||Several months to 2 years||1 to 4 years|
|Purpose||Determine Safety and dosage||Efficacy and side effects||Efficacy and monitoring of adverse reactions||
Safety and efficacy
|Approximately 70% of drugs move to the next phase||Approximately 33% of drugs move to the next phase||Approximately 25-30% of drugs move to the next phase|
For further information, please contact your physician or call research office 301-907-4646
We are one of the largest kidney care providers in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia with twenty five nephrologists. We have more than 60,000 patients that receive treatment in our 18 outpatient clinics and over 1500 hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards in the industry by providing high quality study results with rapid enrollment, reliable and clean clinical data with strict adherence to GCP guidelines and FDA regulations for patient care and protocol compliance.
The key to our success is our committed, professional and friendly staff of researchers (Board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, experienced research coordinators) who maintain close oversight of all studies and focus on patient care and education. All of research staff members are trained on ICH/GCP guidelines and IATA. Our research staff has the knowledge of completion of regulatory documents expeditiously, accurate completion of case report forms and query response with multiple EDC systems, and IP dispensing and accountability. Additionally, our bilingual staff is key to patient enrollment and retention.
All our sites have capabilities to store drugs in lockable, temperature controlled cabinets and refrigerators with min and mx thermometers. We also have access to centrifuge, ECG machine, -20 freezer and dry ice. We have dedicated monitor areas with access to internet.
Contact our Clinical Research Center
4141-A Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304-2415
Phone: 703-751-1630 (Alternate phone: 703-461-3556)
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