Are you struggling with Psoriasis?
If you suffer with psoriasis, you know the symptoms all too well. When you have the disorder, your skin cells multiply much faster than normal. This leads to bumpy red patches, usually covered with white scales. While they can show up anywhere, they’re most commonly found on the scalp, knees, elbows, and lower back. The symptoms can cause pain, but patients complain about the embarrassment the most.
Today’s researchers are working hard to stop the pain and embarrassment by identifying new psoriasis treatments. Some of the best strides in finding a psoriasis cure are made in the field of medical studies and clinical research trials at our Sunrise medical center.
At Precision Clinical Research in Sunrise, we’re currently searching for participants for our medical studies and clinical research trials for psoriasis. We’ll be testing new treatments and determining if there are medications that work better than products currently available. Part of our research will also focus on finding out if there is a common thread linking the patients helped the most throughout the trial, which could lead to a universal treatment.
Compensation for your time and travel for all study activities. There is no cost for any study related medications or treatments.
18 – 65
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells and causes inflammation in the body. 1
Inflammation may be visible in the form of raised plaques (the appearance of plaques may vary depending on the type of skin) or scales on the skin.
A dermatologist (skin doctor) is often the best person to diagnose psoriasis because it has a typical appearance that’s easy to recognize, but it can be confused with other skin diseases (like eczema). Psoriasis is usually treated based on how much skin is affected, how severe the disease is (e.g., having many or painful patches), or the location (especially the face). Usually, treatment involves creams and ointments applied to the affected areas, ultraviolet light therapy, and sometimes drugs (such as methotrexate).
Psoriasis affects more than 3% of the US adult population. That is over 8 million people in the U.S. 2
Study Eligibility Criteria
Ages 18 and 65
Have not had any knee injections within the past 3 months
Do not have any non-OA inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, or gout
Able to attend periodic visits to your study doctor’s office (up to 7 visits over an approximate 10-week period)