1nHealth is actively seeking both adults and adolescents suffering from the clinical symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) for a research study designed to compare the effectiveness of an investigational medication to the standard treatment.
Your participation could be a key component in the approval of this potentially transformative drug.
The urinary tract is good at shutting out bacteria, yet the body’s natural defense system is still often compromised. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that one out of every two women will experience a UTI “at some point” during their lifetime.
The urinary tract is comprised of kidneys, the ureters, the bladder, and the urethra – it serves as a drainage network for the removal of urine from the body. A UTI develops from bacteria in urine that primarily enters through the urethra before making its way into the bladder. As women have a shorter urethra than men, they are more susceptible to this type of infection.
Much of the desire to enhance standard medications stems from the uncomfortable, often painful symptoms that accompany a UTI. The following symptoms are commonly reported to health care professionals:
- Burning sensation during urination (dysuria)
- Pressure in abdomen
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Foul-smelling urine
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Fever, vomiting, fatigue
Antibiotics are the most-often prescribed therapy for UTIs, and given the increasing rate of antibiotic drug resistance, the hopes are that the investigational drug in question can enhance patient care.
We are currently recruiting female participants, ages 12+, living within a 25-mile radius of San Diego, CA. Potential participants must have experienced two of the following UTI symptoms: dysuria, frequent urination, urgency, or lower abdominal pain.
The study requires one or more visits to a physical site location for physical assessment, and participants will be asked to consume the study product approximately every 12 hours for five days. Compensation for time and travel will be provided.
Applying to the study requires minimal effort; you simply need access to a reliable internet connection to register and complete a brief survey. Should you qualify, a member of our study team will be in touch to discuss specifics. To start the application process, click here, or the button found below.