Clinical Trials

We have clinical trials in Gout, asthma and diabetes.

What are clinical trials?

Clinical Trials help determine the safety and effectiveness of new medications, devices, diagnostic products, and treatments which are intended for human use.

What is gout? How do you diagnosis it?

Gout is a form of arthritis which is caused by high uric acid salt crystals accumulating in joints. Gout most often appears in the foot joints, such as the big toe, but can also appear in the ankle, knee, elbow, or hands. The first sign of gout is typically the painful swelling, redness and inflammation in a joint. Gout can be diagnosed by your doctor asking questions about your symptoms and by performing a physical exam. He may also take a sample of fluid from your joint to look for crystals or do a blood test for uric acid.

What is Type 2 Diabetes? How do you diagnose it?

Diabetes is a  metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar). In persons with Type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance). Doctors can determine whether a patient has diabetes by performing an oral glucose tolerance test or by testing blood to check for glucose levels.

What is Asthma. How do you diagnose it?

Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, disease that inflames and narrows the airways of your lungs. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. To diagnose asthma your doctor will use a test called spirometry (spi-ROM-eh-tre) to check how your lungs are working. This test measures how much air you can breathe in and out. It also measures how fast you can blow air out.

Here is a summary of our clinical trials:

Our gout and heart trial is currently enrolling adults who have been diagnosed with gout and have a history of heart disease.

The type 2 diabetes trial is looking for adults over 50 who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes  and heart disease or risk for heart disease.

Our Asthma trial is looking for both adults and children over the age of 12 who have had asthma for at least one year and are currently using a daily treatment for their asthma.

 Our gout study is looking for persons over 18 with a history of gout and at least one flare in the last 12 months.

Make an Appointment:

For free gout screening please see our clinical trials page.

Our address is:

325 west 20th street (close to the corner of Yale and 20th)

Houston , TX 77008

phone 713 868-4433

fax 713 868-4747

email:

for patients and medical care: office@heightsdoctorsclinic.com

office manager: heightsdoctors@sbcglobal.net

For Gout screening questions call our office: 713 868-4433 and ask for Robyn