June 13, 2005, 2005: HOSPITAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR RESEARCH STUDY INTO BONE LOSS
The Helen Hayes Hospital Clinical Research Center in West Haverstraw is currently recruiting women to participate in a new research study examining new treatments for bone loss and osteoporosis.
To be eligible for the study, a woman must be 50 years of age or older, postmenopausal, and have osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone mass determined on bone mineral density scan). In addition, the individual must currently be taking the medication Evista.
Individuals who qualify and participate in the study will receive free bone density testing, free laboratory tests and free treatment with the medication Forteo, which is FDA approved for bone formation. In addition, participants who complete all study visits will be reimbursed for time and travel up to $25 to $50 per visit.
Osteoporosis is a serious health concern worldwide. It is a preventable disease which causes weakening of the bones and a loss of bone mass, resulting in fractures and disability. The disease is expected to affect one in every two women. Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the country’s leading centers in osteoporosis research.
For additional information about this study, please call Lillian Woelfert, RN, Study Coordinator at 845-786-4828.