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ClinSearch Attending 18th Annual Minority Health Fair

Posted on August 12, 2019

ClinSearch to attend the 18th Annual Minority Health Fair at Eastgate Town Center in Chattanooga, TN.

We’re excited to be participating in the 18th Annual Minority Health Fair at Eastgate Town Center in Chattanooga this year. The event is an opportunity for individuals to meet with healthcare professionals and learn all about health and wellness. There will be free screenings and giveaways at the event, and we encourage all in attendance to stop by and visit us while you’re there.

What: Eastgate Town Center

When: Saturday, August 17th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Eastgate Town Center | Chattanooga, TN

ADDRESS
5600 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Additional Details?
Online: Minority Health Fair
Contact: [email protected]

The event is FREE if you would like to pre-register as an attendee you can do so on their website.

You must CALL to register for a MAMMOGRAM and LUNG screenings!
MAMMOGRAMS (423) 495-4040
LUNG SCREENING (423) 495-LUNG (5864)

Registration End date: August 14th, 2019

Join us at the 12th Annual Health Wellness Expo

Posted on April 4, 2019

Join us at the Health Wellness Expo

ClinSearch to attend the 12th Annual Health Wellness Expo at Chattanooga State Community College

We’re excited to be participating in the 12th Annual Health Wellness Expo at Chattanooga State Community College this year. The event is an opportunity for students to meet with healthcare professionals and learn all about health and wellness. There will be free screenings and giveaways at the event, and we encourage all in attendance to stop by and visit us while you’re there.

What: Health Wellness Expo

When: Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: HSC Building | Chattanooga State Community College

ADDRESS
4501 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Additional Details?
Online: Health Wellness Expo
Contact: 423-697-2690

ClinSearch Chattanooga to Host Diabetes Awareness Open House

Posted on April 12, 2018

Offering Height, Weight, Blood Pressure & Diabetes Checks Thursday, April 19th, 2018

(Chattanooga, TN) – ClinSearch clinical research is having a Diabetes Awareness Open House, Thursday, April 19th from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.

People with concerns about diabetes for themselves, or a loved one, are encouraged to contact ClinSearch to schedule an appointment. The medical team will provide detailed record on individuals height, weight, blood pressure and a diabetes screening.

Medical Director Dr. Mark McKenzie, and the ClinSearch medical staff will also be on hand to meet with people personally to discuss information about diabetes as a condition.

Additionally, ClinSearch is currently enrolling volunteers in clinical research studies of investigational medication for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

There is no cost to participate in the open house and no obligation to participate in clinical research studies to benefit from the screening. Call us at (423) 698-4584 for more information.

What:   Diabetes Awareness Open House

When:  Thursday, April 19th from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM

Where: ClinSearch Clinical Research, 6035 Shallowford Rd. #109, Chattanooga, TN 37421

About ClinSearch

ClinSearch is a Chattanooga-based clinical research site lead by Dr. Mark McKenzie. With 28 years of experience, ClinSearch is a wholly-owned subsidiary of M3-Wake Research, Inc, and an integral member of its integrated network of premier investigational sites.

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Join us for a Skin Rash Open House – Week of April 2nd 2018

Posted on April 2, 2018

WHAT: Open House for Skin Rashes

WHEN: Week of April 2nd – 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

We’re hosting an open house for people who are concerned about skin rashes this week. The evaluation is at no cost to you.

From 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, we invite you to stop in and have a skin rash evaluated.

Depending on your evaluation, you may qualify for a clinical research study evaluating an investigational consumer product.

An appointment is recommended to participate. Contact our study hotline at (423) 698-4584 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

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Anal Fissures

Posted on February 22, 2018

An anal fissure is a small tear in the lower rectum which can cause pain during bowel movements. While most anal fissures heal within a couple days or weeks, some can become chronic, which may need medical treatment. Chronic anal fissure is one that hasn’t healed after 8-12 weeks.

Anal fissures are common, and affect people of all age, regardless of health. Anal fissures are caused when there is injury to the anal canal. Injury can happen due to:

  • Strain of constipation
  • Passing a large or hard stool
  • Childbirth
  • Rectal exam
  • Anal intercourse
  • Foreign object

The symptoms of an anal fissure include:

  • Pain during and/or after bowel movements (pain can be quite severe)
  • Blood on the stool or toilet paper after a bowel movement
  • Itching or irritation

The Mayo Clinic states that the best way to prevent an anal fissure is by trying to prevent constipation. This can be done by eating high-fiber foods, drinking lots of fluids, and exercising regularly.

ClinSearch is currently enrolling people with anal fissures for a clinical study testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational injectable medication. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (423) 698-4584 or visit our website at www.clinsearch-us.com

Clinsearch is an independent clinical research center that provides ethical and safe cutting-edge medical care for our volunteers as well as high-quality research data for our sponsors with strict adherence to GCP guidelines. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties, and the cities of East Ridge, Soddy-Daisy, Ft. Oglethorpe, Signal Mountain, Chickamauga, Ringgold, Rossville, Cleveland, Dalton, Hixson, Harrison, Ooltewah and beyond.

 

References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/symptoms-causes/syc-20351424

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/anal-fissure-causes

 

 

Crohn’s Disease

Posted on February 22, 2018

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract usually within the colon or the lower part of the small intestines. This inflammatory bowel disease can lead to severe diarrhea, malnutrition, weight loss, fatigue, and abdominal pain. There is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. Causes may include heredity, environment, or a faulty immune system. Other risk factors include environment, age, ethnicity, and the use of anti-inflammatory medications. Food and stress have been known to aggravate the symptoms of Crohn’s, however; it is not the cause of the disease as once thought. Crohn’s can be extremely debilitating and can lead to life threatening complications.

The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can vary from mild to severe. The more common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Mouth sores
  • Blood in stool
  • Loss of appetite
  • Perianal disease

In some cases inflammation of the eyes, skin, joints, liver, and bile ducts may occur. Not everyone with Crohn’s disease will experience all of these symptoms.

There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, however; there are treatment options that can help reduce symptoms and overtime can help lead to remission.

ClinSearch is currently enrolling volunteers for a clinical study testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for individuals with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (423) 698-4584 or visit our website at www.clinsearch-us.com

Clinsearch is an independent clinical research center that provides ethical and safe cutting-edge medical care for our volunteers as well as high-quality research data for our sponsors with strict adherence to GCP guidelines. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties, and the cities of East Ridge, Soddy-Daisy, Ft. Oglethorpe, Signal Mountain, Chickamauga, Ringgold, Rossville, Cleveland, Dalton, Hixson, Harrison, Ooltewah and beyond.

 

References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353304

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Posted on February 22, 2018

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a common skin condition that causes dry, red, itchy, flaky skin. These symptoms will often lead to infection causing small blisters to form that may ooze or crust over.  The severity of eczema depends upon how large an area of the skin is affected.  The more common places for eczema to appear are the face, neck, legs, arms, and scalp. Over the counter moisturizers will not relieve the most severe cases of eczema.

While there is no exact cause of eczema, people who suffer with this skin condition often have a family history of allergies such as hay fever. Eczema is thought to be a type of allergic reaction. Factors such as temperature change, food, harsh soaps, sweat, and stress can all cause eczema to flare up. There is no cure for eczema however there are treatment options available.

ClinSearch is currently enrolling volunteers for a clinical study testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational consumer product for atopic dermatitis (eczema). To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (423) 698-4584 or visit our website at www.clinsearch-us.com

Clinsearch is an independent clinical research center that provides ethical and safe cutting-edge medical care for our volunteers as well as high-quality research data for our sponsors with strict adherence to GCP guidelines. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties, and the cities of East Ridge, Soddy-Daisy, Ft. Oglethorpe, Signal Mountain, Chickamauga, Ringgold, Rossville, Cleveland, Dalton, Hixson, Harrison, Ooltewah and beyond.

 

References

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/eczema-basics#1

Ulcerative Colitis

Posted on February 22, 2018

Are you suffering with ulcerative colitis? This kind of inflammatory bowel disease can be quite debilitating. Ulcerative colitis, or UC, causes inflammation and ulcers to develop within the inner most lining of the large intestines (the colon and rectum). Ulcerative colitis is a disease that progresses over time and can lead to health complications if left untreated. Although there is no cure for this disease there are treatments to help relieve symptoms and even send your ulcerative colitis into remission for a long period of time. The symptoms of this inflammatory bowel disease can be so severe that it can interfere with daily activities.

Symptoms include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, blood in the stool, rectal bleeding, fever, fatigue, and weight loss. It was once believed that diet and stress level caused this disease to occur. Now health care professionals believe that there are other causes and risk factors for this disease, and that diet and stress just aggravate symptoms.  The risk factors for developing ulcerative colitis include heredity, age, family history, and even ethnicity.

Ulcerative colitis effects everyone differently; some have mild symptoms that can be easily managed, while others symptoms can be severe and interfere with daily life. Most people with ulcerative colitis will have the symptoms come and go, with months to years of remission before a flare up, while about 5-10% have the symptoms all the time.

ClinSearch is currently enrolling volunteers for a clinical study testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for individuals with ulcerative colitis. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (423) 698-4584 or visit our website at www.clinsearch-us.com

Clinsearch is an independent clinical research center that provides ethical and safe cutting-edge medical care for our volunteers as well as high-quality research data for our sponsors with strict adherence to GCP guidelines. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties, and the cities of East Ridge, Soddy-Daisy, Ft. Oglethorpe, Signal Mountain, Chickamauga, Ringgold, Rossville, Cleveland, Dalton, Hixson, Harrison, Ooltewah and beyond.

 

References

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353326

ClinSearch Announces Transition in Leadership Team

Posted on January 31, 2018

Welcomes Mark M. McKenzie, M.D. as Medical Director

[Chattanooga, TN] – ClinSearch, Clinical Research Specialists announces a transition in leadership at the 25-year-old clinical research site. Dr. Mark M. McKenzie is succeeding ClinSearch founder Dr. Richard A. Krause as medical director.

“I have a passion for medical care and the difference it makes in the lives of individuals”, said Mark M. McKenzie, MD. “Clinical research is essential to that effort, and as an investigator, I am committed to carrying on the mission of ClinSearch as we partner with sponsors in providing reliable data in the development of new therapies.”

Dr. McKenzie assumed leadership at ClinSearch in 2017. Dr. Krause will remain with the organization as a consultant.

About Dr. Mark M. McKenzie

Dr. McKenzie is a physician who completed medical school and residency at the Medical College of Ohio / University of Toledo.  His undergraduate degrees are from Southern Adventist University.  He practiced internal medicine in the Chattanooga area for the last 15 years and has experience as a Sub-Investigator in nearly 100 clinical research studies.

About ClinSearch

ClinSearch built a research team recruited for their analytical skills as well as their genuine compassion and ability to relate to study volunteers. This group has performed admirably in community outreach events, educating and performing health screening assessments to a diversity of community groups. The staff works an expanded day to accommodate participant schedules and will often see patients on weekends or evenings to ensure success.

ClinSearch is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wake Research Holdings, and an integral member of its integrated network of premier investigational sites.

About Wake Research

Wake Research is an integrated network of premier investigational sites, committed to excellence, working closely with and meeting the needs of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Wake Research‘s 13 sites are fully equipped to meet the needs of sponsors and CROs in the conduct of Phase I-IV clinical trials in a large variety of indications.

Wake Research is known for effectively combining strategic volunteer recruitment and retention with high quality clinical trial conduct, using standardized operating procedures and centralized marketing and advertising to ensure rapid subject enrollment. Wake Research has conducted over 6,000 research studies for hundreds of pharmaceutical and biotech sponsors and CROs since 1984. Wake Research’s mission is to bring novel medications, biologics and device through clinical research to as many people as possible while providing unparalleled service and exceptional value to clinical trial partners and stakeholders.

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January Newsletter 2018

Posted on January 11, 2018

Featured Studies

 

Fibromyalgia

We are studying a new treatment for Fibromyalgia. Patients must be 18-79 with a confirmed diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Other qualifications may apply. There is no cost for this study and you may be compensated for your time and travel. Visit our website to learn more.

 

Ulcerative Colitis

Do you experience the discomfort of ulcerative colitis? If so, you may qualify for a clinical research study that we are enrolling.

Visit our website to learn more about this study.

 

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Do you or a loved one suffer from eczema, also known at atopic dermatitis? We are enrolling volunteers in a clinical research study for individuals with eczema. Learn more here.

 

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) 

NAFLD is liver inflammation caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. We are enrolling volunteers with NAFLD in a placebo-controlled study testing an investigational medication.
Learn about the study here.

 

Other Studies

 

Sjorgren’s Syndrome

Dry mouth and eyes from Sjogren’s syndrome? If so, you may qualify for a clinical research study at ClinSearch examining an investigational medication for individuals with Sjogren’s syndrome. Learn about the study here.

 

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. If you are interested in participating in one of our Gastroparesis studies, visit us here.

 

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis or Fatty Liver?

We are currently enrolling for a clinical research study for the treatment of cirrhosis from NASH. Visit our website to find out more about this study.

 

Acne

We are enrolling volunteers who experience acne. If you are at least 9 years old, you may qualify for a clinical research trail. Visit us here to learn more.

 

Type 2 Diabetes

Do you have type 2 diabetes? If so, you may qualify for a clinical research study at our site. To learn more, visit our website here.

 

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