What is a clinical trial?
Clinical trials, also known as research studies or patient studies, are essential in the fight against disease. They determine if new treatments are safe and effective and work better than current treatments.
What about nephrology (kidney) trial?
In nephrology, clinical trials help us find new ways to prevent and treat kidney disease. They are a vital tool in improving the quality of life for people during and after treatment.
When you take part in a nephrology clinical trial, you add to our knowledge about kidney disease and help improve care for future patients.
What questions should I ask about the clinical trial?
- What is the purpose of the study?
- What do I have to do?
- How long will the study last?
- What are the risks and side effects?
- Will it cost me anything?
- Will I receive money?
- Can I withdraw at any time?
- Will the study help me now?
Western Nephrology is actively involved in clinical research in chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease. In the past 5 years we have participated in approximately 50 clinical trials. Our staff of dedicated research coordinators, assistants and our physicians view this as an important opportunity to bring the most advanced care to our patients. If you would like information on ongoing trials please speak to your physician.