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2017 Gastroparesis Study

2017 Research Study in Calgary -  Currently Recruiting!

We are inviting adults living in the Calgary area who have Gastroparesis, either Ideopathic or Diabetic (Type 1 or 2 Diabetes) to participate in a clinical trial taking place at the Foothills Campus of the University of Calgary.  This investigational study compares a medication that is currently approved by Health Canada (for treatment of a condition other than gastroparesis) to placebo.  This study medication is a prokinetic which helps move food and waste through the gut.  The study has two phases. Each patient will receive the study medication and the placebo during the study. Gastric emptying time will be assessed at the end of each treatment period using a 4 hour Gastric Emptying  Scintigraphy Test.

To pre-qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You have been diagnosed with gastroparesis
  • You are between 18 and 64 years of age, and not pregnant if you are a woman
  • You can commit to attending a minimum of 3 clinic visits and completing a daily symptoms diary for a period of 2 ½ months

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If you are interested, please contact us:

Lynn Wilsack, MSc, CCRP, Research Co-ordinator.  Phone: 403 592-5045          

or email or

Dr. Christopher Andrews, MSc, MD FRCPC, Principal Investigator

This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board. (REB13-0043)

Disclaimer - This site is intended for educational and informational purposes only. If you have a digestive problem, seek professional care.
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