Does your partner complain that you have been kicking, screaming, punching, grabbing or even jumping out of bed at night while you are otherwise asleep or have you been diagnosed with REM Behavior Disorder by a sleep medicine specialist or a physician? We are recruiting subjects ages of 25-85 for a study looking at the differences in the brains of healthy individuals compared to those who have REM behavior Disorder. The study will involve two initial visits. Following this, there will be a phone interview every 6 months, then a follow-up visit at two years, followed by phone interviews every 6 months. Involvement in this study could last for up to five years. There will be a $30 compensation after the 2nd and 3rd visit. Dr. Frank Skidmore 975-3395.
The NIH CAPABLe Study may work for you. CAPABLe is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study evaluating whether medication or muscle training with biofeedback is best to improve symptoms of accidental bowel leakage. Women 19 and older may be eligible. For more information, contact our research team at 934-5498. Compensation is provided.
Men and women ages 19-75 abnormal kidney function are needed for a study using a new method to measure kidney function. Subjects will be compensated for participation (up to $800). Call Research Coordinator is Teresa Chacana 205-934-7649 and mention the FAST study.
Female  age 19 and older needed to examine the effects of circadian misalignment (CM) on the cognitive performance of shift-working nurses. Participants will be recruited from female, full-time UABH nursing staff who are working an established schedule of at least three consecutive night shifts followed by three consecutive days off. Participants will complete a 10-day protocol in which they will wear an Actiwatch to monitor circadian alignment, keep daily sleep-wake diaries and food diaries, and complete computerized testing to measure cognitive functioning and reaction time. For more info, contact Leah at 975-4203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
UAB patients age 19 and older needed to understand how an individual’s genetic makeup, clinical factors, environment and lifestyle interact to affect response to blood thinner medications. To qualify, you must be on either dabigatran "Pradaxa" or warfarin "Coumadin" and receive care at UAB. For more information, contact Nita Limdi, Ph.D., at 934-4385 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The purpose of the study is to find the best combination drug treatment for diabetes. Have you had Type 2 diabetes for less than 10 years? Is metformin the only diabetes medication you are taking? Are you willing to take a second diabetes drug? If so, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study that is trying to find the best combination drug treatment for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes medications, visits, and lab tests will be provided free of charge. 205-996-4015, 205-996-4020 or 205-975-8217.
People with type 2 diabetes are needed for a study to help identify the links between diabetes and kidney stone formation. To qualify you must meet the following criteria: ages 19–65; BMI < 32. BMI can be calculated here. Participants will be asked to provide 2 blood samples, four 24-hour urine collections, and consume meals provided by the UAB Clinical Research Unit for 3 days. Compensation up to $250. If you are interested please contact MC at 205-975-8341
Women age 19 and older who are not menopausal needed for study of single dose investigational drug to treat Bacterial Vaginosis. Must have untreated Bacterial Vaginosis at time of enrollment. Free medication and exams. Reimbursement  available for enrollment and follow-up visits. For more information call Joy at 996-2780
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