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LiRIS® Clinical Trial Launched in USA & Canada for Interstitial Cystitis

tarislogoTARIS Biomedical® has initiated a second Phase 2 study investigating LiRIS in women with Interstitial Cystitis. LiRIS is designed to continuously provide lidocaine over an extended period in the bladder. You may be able to participate! The study is currently active at 13 study centers across the United States and one in Canada, and will ultimately include up of 20 study centers in the US and Canada.

Patients who qualify and choose to participate will have the option to receive the system with lidocaine, as described as below. The study is being conducted in two parts. In the first portion, patients who qualify and choose to participate will be randomly assigned to be treated with either the active LiRIS system or a placebo system (1:1 assignment). If they qualify, patients completing this portion of the study can continue to the second part of the study, in which all participants will receive the active LiRIS system.

LiRIS is an investigational product which combines the local anesthetic lidocaine with a small, flexible delivery device. LiRIS is inserted into the bladder via a cystoscope, and remains in the bladder for 14 days where it is designed to continuously deliver lidocaine. At the end of this period, LiRIS is removed via a second cystoscopic procedure. Study participants will need to go to the clinic for study visits and assessments, and will complete questionnaires, including a voiding frequency diary, both at home during the study and during a 4 week follow-up period thereafter.

You may be eligible if you:

  1. Are a woman age 18 or over
  2. Have been diagnosed with IC
  3. Experience pain and voiding symptoms associated with your IC
  4. Are able and willing to complete the questionnaires and diary
  5. Can comply with the full visit schedule

Research centers are available throughout the USA:

California, Glendora – Citrus Valley Medical Research, Inc. – Contact: Lisa Regan 626-914-3295 or Robin Metzger 626-914-3295

Florida, Daytona Beach – Atlantic Urological Associates – Contact: Jonelle Horsley 386-239-8535

Indiana, Jeffersonville – First Urology – Contact: Christina Dallas 812-206-8164

Michigan, Grand Rapids – Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogynecology – Contact: Beth Rogers 588-616-1135

Michigan, Royal Oak – William Beaumont Hospital – Contact: Maureen Cooney, RN 248-551-9477

New York, New Hyde Park – Arthur Smith Institute for Urology – Contact: Monica Johnson 516-734-8515

New York, Rochester – University of Rochester – Contact: Betty Smith 585-275-2486

North Carolina, Greensboro – Alliance Urology Specialists, PA – Contact: Michelle Utrera 336-232-5322

North Carolina, Winston-Salem – Wake Forest Baptist Health – Contact: Janet Shuping 336-716-2612

Ohio, Cincinnati – The Urology Group – Contact: Pam Ervin 513-841-7550

Ohio, Cleveland – MetroHealth Medical Center – Contact: Anna McGrail 216-778-8432 or Marilyn Alejandro-Rodriquez 216-778-8432

Oklahoma, Tulsa – Urologic Specialists of Oklahoma – Contact: Susan Sossamon 918-392-2196

South Carolina, Myrtle Beach – Carolina Urologic Research Center – Contact: Jennifer Baiden 843-449-1010 ext 237

Washington, Mountlake Terrace – Integrity Medical Research – Contact: Anna Fierro 425-275-0680

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Research centers are available throughout CANADA:

Ontario, Kingston – Centre for Applied Urological Research – Contact: Sylvia Robb 613-548-7800

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Additional Information:

In addition to the centers listed above, we are working aggressively to expand the study at additional sites in the US and Canada. If you are interested but do not see a center near you, please check back again soon.

For more details: Please go to www.clinicaltrials.gov for more information and site locations near you. Use trial identifier NCT01824303.

Contact: Victoria Fox, (781) 676-7750 ext 250, vfox@tarisbio.com

By |2017-01-31T13:41:09+00:00October 17th, 2013|Clinical Trials, Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on LiRIS® Clinical Trial Launched in USA & Canada for Interstitial Cystitis

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My Google Profile+ Jill Heidi Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. As the editor and lead author of the ICN and the IC Optimist magazine, Jill is proud of the academic recognition that her website has achieved. The University of London rated the ICN as the top IC website for accuracy, credibility, readability and quality. (Int Urogynecol J - April 2013). Harvard Medical School rated both Medscape and the ICN as the top two websites dedicated to IC. (Urology - Sept 11). Jill currently serves on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Panel (US Army) where she collaborates with researchers to evaluate new IC research studies for possible funding. Jill has conducted and/or collaborates on a variety of IC research studies on new therapeutics, pain care, sexuality, the use of medical marijuana, menopause and the cost of treatments, shining a light on issues that influence patient quality of life. An IC support group leader and national spokesperson for the past 20 years, she has represented the IC community on radio, TV shows, at medical conferences. She has written hundreds of articles on IC and its related conditions. With a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacology and a Masters in Psychology, Jill was named Presidential Management Intern (aka Fellowship) while in graduate school. (She was unable to earn her PhD due to the onset of her IC.) She spends the majority of her time providing WELLNESS COACHING for patients in need and developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! Jill was diagnosed with IC at the age of 32 but first showed symptoms at the age of 12.