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MEDISYNC® STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Hattiesburg Clinic is currently recruiting eligible participants for the following studies:

1. Stroke Detection Device Study

Purpose: To learn if there are better ways to identify irregular heartbeats and protect older adults from stroke.

Description: Atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter (or “Afib”) is an irregular heartbeat that is common in older adults. Because Afib is often undetected and increases the risk of stroke, it is important to find it early.

If Afib is found, your provider will review the report and decide if treatment (such as blood thinners) is needed.

We are doing this study to see if screening for atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter will help reduce the risk of stroke in older adults. People who join will be randomly assigned (like a coin flip) to wear the Zio® heart monitor patch for 2 weeks or no monitor. Your Medicare claims will be reviewed for up to 5 years to find out if you had a stroke, bleeding or were prescribed a blood thinner.

You may be able to participate if you:

  • Are at least 70 years old
  • Are on Medicare A & B
  • Have no history of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter
  • Don’t have a pacemaker or other implanted cardiac device
  • Are not on blood thinners (other than aspirin)

What to Expect:

Enroll in the study (at home or in-person) and receive a $25 gift card for participation.

Be randomly assigned to one of two groups:

  • Group 1: Wear the Zio® XT Patch monitor for 2 weeks
  • Group 2: Usual care (no monitor)
  • Group 1 will mail the monitor back in and receive $50 gift card
  • For Group 1, the results of the monitor will be reviewed by your doctor

Where will these visits be located?

Hattiesburg Clinic MediSync® Clinical Research
206 Old Corinth Rd., Petal, MS 39465

How can I learn more information or sign up?

Spots are limited! Contact our team at (601) 544-1866 if you would like more information or fill out the “Contact Us” section to complete the research inquiry form.

2. The KidCOVE Study: Now Enrolling Children for a COVID-19 Vaccine Study

Purpose: The KidCOVE Study is a clinical research study evaluating an experimental vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in children. The primary purpose of the KidCOVE Study is to test the safety and effectiveness of a vaccine that may protect children from getting sick if they come into contact with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The study vaccine is being tested at the three dosing levels to find out which is the safest and most effective dose for children. It’s also being compared to a placebo, which is a saltwater solution that looks just like the study vaccine but contains no active vaccine.

Who Qualifies?

We’re looking to enroll children between six months old and less than 12 years old who are in good health and free from exposure to someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 within two weeks prior to receiving the first vaccine.

What to Expect?

  • Participation in the KidCOVE Study lasts approximately 14 months and includes phone calls, telemedicine visits, and up to seven visits to study sites.
  • The visits are for screening, study vaccine or placebo injections, observation, and safety follow-up.
  • Your family will not be charged for study-related exams, procedures, or visits to the study doctor.
  • Compensation may be provided for both your and your child’s time.
  • Your child will be closely monitored by the study team if any symptoms of COVID-19 are reported at any time throughout their participation.

Where will these visits be located?

Hattiesburg Clinic MediSync® Clinical Research
206 Old Corinth Rd., Petal, MS 39465

How can I learn more information or sign up?

To learn more, please visit KidCOVEStudy.com or call Hattiesburg Clinic MediSync® Clinical Research at (601) 544-1866. You may also fill out the “Contact Us” section to complete the research inquiry form.

3. Meningitis vaccine study for those who are 10 – 25 years old

Purpose: Although meningitis incidence varies in different regions of the world, infants, children and adolescents are the most vulnerable to developing this invasive disease. Symptoms of the disease occur rapidly and often result in severe outcomes within a few hours. Otherwise healthy individuals can be permanently disabled or disfigured or die of the disease.

Who Qualifies?

Reasonably heathy patients who are 10 – 25 years old

What to Expect?

  • You will be asked to come into our research clinic six (6) times and be contacted by phone 10 times. You will receive compensation for time and travel.
  • Your child’s health as it relates to this study, will be evaluated at each appointment by our research coordinator and study doctor.
  • All study procedures will be at no cost to you or your insurance.
  • Our study team can coordinate with your child’s primary physician to help you receive the most individualized care from our whole Hattiesburg Clinic team.

Number of visits required: Six (6) visits and 10 phone contacts

Where will these visits be located?

Hattiesburg Clinic MediSync® Clinical Research
206 Old Corinth Rd., Petal, MS 39465

How can I learn more information or sign up?

Spots are limited! Contact our team at (601) 544-1866 if you would like more information or fill out the “Contact Us” section to complete the research inquiry form.

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