WRITER: MEGAN HAYDEN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Participants sought for UI osteoarthritis study
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Men and women, age 40 and older, who suffer from
arthritis of the hip or knee are invited to participate in a University
of Iowa study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a new experimental
drug treatment for osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Eighty percent
of the population will have some evidence of this type of arthritis by
age 80. Osteoarthritis causes a degeneration of cartilage, primarily in
the hips or knees.
Candidates for the study should be diagnosed with, or have symptoms
of, osteoarthritis of the hip or knee for at least six months. The study
will require six office visits over the course of eight weeks. Sessions
will be held at the General Clinical Research Center at the UI Hospitals
and Clinics. Compensation will be provided.
For more information, call the Rheumatology Clinical Trials Unit at