Accumed Research to Recruit Patients for BPH Clinical Trial
04/09/2010

Accumed Research Associates is now recruiting patients for a clinical study of Enlarged Prostate. Patients with frequent urination, slow flow of urine or difficulty starting urination can participate in BPH Clinical Trial.

Online PR News – 09-April-2010 – – Garden City, NY, Apr 09, 2010 – Accumed Research Associates, a dedicated clinical trial site based in Garden City, NY on Long Island is now recruiting patients for a clinical study for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Enlarged Prostate.

Accumed Research will provide all study related care to qualified participants at no cost. This includes a complete BPH evaluation by board certified urologist, Dr. Mitchell Efros, as well as PSA and blood testing, ECG, uroflow, and ultrasound of the bladder and prostate to determine actual prostate size. Enrolled participants may also be compensated for their time and travel.

Speaking about the BPH/enlarged prostate clinical trial Dr. Efros stated, "We have several treatment options for men with urinary symptoms secondary to BPH or enlarged prostates. Some of the study medications are designed to shrink the prostate and relieve symptoms and problems associated with the enlarged gland. These are excellent alternatives for care of men with urinary symptoms.”

According to the National Association for Continence, as many as 50% of men report experiencing symptoms of BPH or Enlarged Prostate by the time they reach 60 years of age. Its prevalence increases with age and 90% men who are 85 and above experience the symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate.1

BPH or prostatic growth begins when men reach the age of 40. As the prostate grows in size, it compresses the urethra, obstructing it partially or even completely at times. Since the urine has to flow from the bladder to the outside through the urethra, its obstruction interferes with the normal flow of urine. This causes symptoms (categorized into storage and voiding) such as:
• Frequent urination
• Slow flow of urine
• Difficulty starting urination
• Urgent need to urinate
• Leaking of urine
• Blood in urine
• Urinary tract infections
• Nocturia or need to urinate frequently at night
• Feeling of not emptying the bladder completely

There are various ways to treat BPH, including medications, minimally invasive therapies and even surgery.

Conservative management requires patients to make certain lifestyle changes such as avoid drinking fluids before bedtime, not delay urination, take time to urinate and empty their bladder, limit consumption of alcohol and coffee, follow a healthy diet, eat food rich in anti-oxidants, and exercise regularly as your doctor recommends.

Medical treatment is usually given to patients with more bothersome symptoms and the treatment options include drug therapy, herbal remedies, minimally invasive therapies, and surgery – surgery is often a last resort for men who do not respond well to medication and other treatments or have a more significant or refractory problem.


Clinical trials are also gaining widespread popularity as a treatment option for Enlarged Prostate. With clinical trials, patients have access to some of the most advanced treatments that are not even publicly available and receive regular medical attention and care from the board certified urologist and research team. All medicines currently approved and on the market have undergone clinical trials..


Dr. Efros commented, "Accumed Research Associates has vast experience with clinical trials and has helped many individuals with their conditions. In many cases our patients have avoided surgeries or achieved relief of their symptoms where other therapies have failed."


Those interested in participating in the clinical study being conducted by Accumed Research can call at 1-888-746-2190 or visit www.accumedresearch.com for more details.

About:

Accumed Research Associates (http://www.AccumedResearch.com/) is located in Garden City, NY on Long Island, and is a leader in clinical trials and studies. With more than nine years of experience in all phases of urologic clinical research, Accumed Research Associates has access to a large research database and can prospectively identify suitable candidates for their clinical studies. The company’s strength includes its extensively trained employees dedicated to the highest standards of patient care as well as a state-of-the-art comprehensive facility, and research department.