At Premier Urology Group, research is a vital component of our program. Research studies, or clinical trials are designed to find cures for diseases and disorders. They offer advances in the treatment of diseases and promising new drugs.

What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials have guidelines on who can participate. A volunteer must qualify for the study, based on factors such as age, gender, and health.

Who Can Participate in Clinical Trials?

A clinical trial is a research study that investigates the effectiveness of a treatment. Clinical Trials are conducted in a series of steps, called phases, each phase designed to answer a separate research question.

All clinical trial are approved by an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is an independent group of individuals comprised of medical, scientific, and lay members who ensure the protection of the rights, safety and well being of subjects in a clinical trial.

What Questions Should I Ask Before Choosing to Participate?

  • How long will the study last?
  • Where is the study being held?
  • What is the study trying to find out?
  • What exams, tests, and treatments will I have?
  • How will patient safety be monitored?
  • How does this study compare to my current treatment?
  • Do I have to pay for any part of the trial?
  • Who is sponsoring the trial?
  • Can I terminate my participation in the trial?

What are the Benefits and Risks?

Possible benefits for volunteer:

  • Play an active role in healthcare
  • Gain access to treatments before they are available
  • Helping others by contributing to research
  • Compensation for your time and travel related to the reasearch

Possible risk factors for volunteer:

  • May not benefit you
  • Unanticipated side effects
  • More visits to the doctors office and study site

Expectations

  • Be sure to get all of your questions answered by your physician so you can make an informed choice.
  • You will work with a physician and a research coordinator. These individuals will the follow the study guidelines.
  • After the study is complete, the data is collected and analyzed for efficiency. Depending on the results, researchers determine whether to stop testing or to move on to the next phase.

Areas of Focus

Premier Urology Group is experienced in conducting research for several urological conditions and diseases:

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Low Testosterone/Hypogonadism
  • Nocturia
  • Overactive bladder
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Urge incontinence
  • Prostatitis
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapsed
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer

Current Clinical Trials

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