Active Arthritis Studies
We are constantly seeking participants for a number of studies. Please apply to any studies for which you may qualify, or call us at (417) 883-7889 for more information!
If You Suffer from Arthritis, Clinvest Is Here to Help
Aching fingers, painful knees, and overall joint stiffness can lock up your lifestyle. Join a Clinvest Research study to help advance medical knowledge of an array of arthritic conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Giant Cell Arteritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Clinvest knows how challenging and frustrating arthritis difficulties can be. We have a strong commitment to further treatment through specialized research studies including: Rheumatoid, Psoriatic, Giant Cell Arteritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis. We partner with pharmaceutical companies in an effort to discover solutions for such debilitating conditions and look forward to the new horizons in health and well-being.
TILD-19-07 - Sparc Inspire I
The purpose of this research study is to assess the investigational study drug, tildrakizumab, in subjects with active psoriatic arthritis. This study has both a placebo-controlled phase and an open-label period. Completion of the study would involve coming into the office for a total of 19 visits over approximately 64-week period. You would also be required to have x-rays of your hands and feet 4 times during the study. Your first appointment would last approximately 2-3 hours. If you qualify and choose to volunteer, we would provide investigational study drug and all study-related procedures at no cost to you (including basic study-related physical exams, bloodwork, ECG’s, x-rays and urine drug/pregnancy tests). Compensation will be provided for your time and travel.
Duration: 64 Weeks
Number: 19 Visits
Vorso (RA Protection)
Dr. True and Clinvest are seeking volunteers in the Springfield area with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a device (the Vorso PROTECT System) for the treatment of subjects with active rheumatoid arthritis. Qualified volunteers will be asked to attend up to 5 visits over 12 weeks. All participants will be asked to use the Vorso System once a day for 15 minutes. If you qualify and choose to volunteer, we would provide the study device, as well as all study-related procedures at no cost to you (including basic study-related physical exams, bloodwork, ECG’s, and urine drug/pregnancy tests). You would be asked to fill out more detailed questionnaires during the appointments. Participants will be compensated up to $400 for their time attending office visits.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Number: 5 Visits
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the investigational drug vs placebo to reduce the signs and symptoms in adults with Axial Spondyloarthritis who have had an inadequate response to bDMARD-IR or with active non-radiologic Axial Spondyloarthritis. The study consists of 18 vists. At the completion of the 14-week or 52-week double-blind treatment period, subjects may be entered into a 90-week or 52-week open-label extension period with a total duration of up to 112 weeks (2 years) which will vary depending on qualifications. The investigational drug and all research study-related procedures, including MRI, X-Rays, labs and EKG’s, are provided to eligible participants at no cost. If you qualify to participate, compensation may be provided for your time and travel, which could be up to $125 per study visit.
Duration: up to 2 years
Number: 18 visits or more
Eligible subjects over 50 years in age who have been newly diagnosed or have relapsing Giant Cell Arteritis. Participants will be randomized to receive either standard of care or investigational product in addition to standard of care for up to two years over 21 visits. Your first appointment would last approximately 2 hours. If you qualify and choose to volunteer, we would provide investigational study pills, or standard of care pills and all study-related procedures at no cost to you (including basic study-related physical exams, bloodwork, ECG’s, and urine drug/pregnancy tests). Compensation may be provided for your time and travel.
Duration: Up to 2 Years