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Join ANC's Clinical Research Studies: A Path to a Healthier Tomorrow

About 30 years ago, several clinical research studies in kidney patients showed that a particular kind of blood pressure medication slowed kidney disease progression. This finding made possible by many patient volunteers who participated in critical drug studies, revolutionized how we have treated kidney disease for the last 30 years. Most kidney patients still take medications like lisinopril and losartan as a critical part of their treatment to delay or avoid progression to needing dialysis. For many years these drugs were the main tool we had to offer patients. However in the last 5 years there has been a flood of powerful new drugs developed for kidney patients. And now because of careful and rigorous studies in kidney patient volunteers who have participated in more studies, new drugs have been proven safe and very effective in slowing kidney disease progression. A new revolution is taking place and hopefully will allow many more kidney patients to maintain their kidney function and avoid the need for dialysis. At ANC we pride ourselves on providing the most effective and well studied treatments for all types of kidney disease. We work to stay current and offer the very latest treatments as they become available.This is why we are excited to announce a new partnership that offers our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical research studies that will not only benefit them individually but also advance the practice of Nephrology and help all patients.

What are Clinical Research Studies?

Clinical trials are scientific research studies conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new medical treatments, interventions, or therapies in humans. These trials are essential for advancing medical knowledge, improving patient care, and developing new drugs, treatments, or medical devices. We are excited to collaborate with our partners at InterMed Consultants in Edina, MN and Davita Clinical Research to provide this opportunity and we invite you to consider participating. Read on for the benefits and details associated with participation.

Benefits of Participating in Clinical Research

1. Pioneering Future Nephrology Research:

Kidney diseases affect millions of people worldwide, and every participant in a clinical trial adds to the body of knowledge that guides our understanding of these conditions. Your involvement could help uncover breakthroughs and innovative treatments that will benefit countless individuals in the years to come. By joining our clinical research studies, you become a crucial contributor to the progress of nephrology.

2. Access to Cutting-Edge Therapies:

Clinical research studies provide participants with access to new therapies and treatments before they may be available to the public. This means you have the opportunity to receive novel, potentially life-changing treatments that could improve your quality of life and overall health. Our commitment to providing the best care extends to ensuring you have access to the latest advancements in nephrology. Be among the first to experience the benefits of groundbreaking therapies!

3. Financial Incentives and Payback:

We understand that participating in clinical research studies is a significant commitment in terms of both time and energy. For this reason, some trials offer financial compensation for travel expenses and/or time commitments required for follow up appointments. These incentives are offered to reduce barriers to participation and allow a more wide representation of patients in trials.

How to Get Involved

Participating in ANC's clinical research studies is a simple process:

  • Consultation: Please call our clinic or let your provider know at your next appointment of your interest in clinical research participation. Our team will review open trials which may be appropriate for you. We will support you every step of the way, addressing any questions you may have. Clinical trial participation is always voluntary and there are many monitoring systems in place to ensure your safety.

  • Informed Consent: Prior to enrolling in a study, you will be provided with comprehensive information regarding the research's objectives, procedures, and potential risks involved. This affords you the opportunity to ask questions and make an educated choice regarding your involvement.

  • Regular Follow-Up: As a participant, you will engage in scheduled follow-up sessions designed to track your progress and assess the effects of the treatment. These appointments play a crucial role in safeguarding your well-being and actively contributing to the overall success of the research project.

Making a Difference Together

At ANC, we believe in the power of collective action to improve the lives of those with kidney disease. By participating in our clinical research studies, you become an essential part of the team dedicated to advancing the treatment of kidney diseases benefiting not only yourself, but also generations to come.

To learn more about clinical research opportunities and how you can get involved, please contact our clinic today. Your participation matters, and we are here to support you every step of the way on your path to better kidney health.

Together, we can make a difference and pave the way for a healthier tomorrow.

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