What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) occurs when an individual repeatedly experiences acid reflux, causing irritation of the lining of the esophagus. If left untreated, GERD can lead to more serious complications. Some cases of GERD can be managed with lifestyle changes, and some medications, but other cases often need closer attention and other treatment approaches.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Clinical Trials

We conduct many research studies with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) patients who have known diagnoses of GERD and have not found their current treatment to be effective, or are willing to contribute to research. Individuals participating in our GERD clinical trials play an integral role in advancing the field of gastroenterology and developing knowledge about GERD. Patients who qualify for our GERD clinical trials may receive compensation for their time, see a board-certified physician at no cost to them, and have access to possible investigational medications.

What is the purpose of GERD clinical trials?

The purpose of conducting clinical trials for GERD is to determine the most effective and safe treatment options. Additionally, our researchers are dedicated to finding out how GERD and potential treatments might apply differently to each individual. Clinical trials are the  method of translating research into new medicines and treatments that can provide new and improved patient outcomes. The lengthiest step in conducting any clinical trials is often finding participants for the trials. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process is highly dependent upon the outcomes of the clinical trials step, and without FDA approval, there could be no advances or improvements in patient therapeutics.

How Do I Get Involved?

If you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and want to get involved in a clinical trial for GERD, you should fill out the form at the top of this page, and you may be matched to a clinical trial that is right for you.