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Current Clinical Studies

Contribution of altered muscle hemodynamics to fatigability in women with and without fibromyalgia

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are examining how exercise may contribute to fatigue in some but not others, in a study titled: "œContribution of altered muscle hemodynamics to fatigability in women with and without fibromyalgia." You may be eligible for this research if you: are a women between age 50 and 70; are diagnosed with fibromyalgia or have muscle weakness. Subjects will be compensated for their time. For more information, please contact: Douglas Long, research coordinator by e-mail at or by phone at 859-323-5438.

The Pregnancy Complications and Heart Disease Study

Dr. Alison Bailey is conducting a study titled The Pregnancy Complications and Heart Disease Study. There is an increased risk of developing high blood pressure or diabetes if you have had a pregnancy complication such as hypertension or diabetes. Researchers are enrolling controls - women who are older than 40 and have not had any abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) including high blood pressure. The study involves the completion of a simple health questionnaire (mailed or online). Participants may or may not have a history of pregnancy or pregnancy complications. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Bailey at 859-323-8040 or by e-mail at

SCOT Study

SCOT is a clinical research study designed for people with severe forms of scleroderma. SCOT stands for scleroderma: cyclophosphamide or transplantation. The SCOT study will compare the potential benefits of stem cell transplant and high-dose monthly cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) in the treatment of scleroderma. More information about the SCOT study can be found at You may also contact Mary Johnson at 859-323-1377 or by e-mail at

TMD and Fibromyalgia Study

Got temporomandibular mandibular joint disorder (TMD)? Got fibromyalgia? Both? Neither? Want to participate in a project exploring the similarities of these conditions? If you answer "œyes" to any of these questions, you may be interested in a research study that looks into the relationships between the symptoms of TMD and fibromyalgia. The project will also study the impact of stress and perceived stress on these medical conditions. You may volunteer to participate in Dr. Juan Yepes' study if you are female, age 18 to 65, diagnosed with TMD and/or fibromyalgia or have neither of these conditions. Please contact Jenny Fuller, clinical research coordinator, at 859-323-3805 for further information.

For any of the above studies, you can also call UK Health Connection (toll free) at 1-800-333-8874 or call Mary Johnson at 859-323-1377 and toll free at 1-800-929-2320.

Studies at the UK Clinical Research Organization: Research study on postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a condition that affects 12-18 percent of all women who give birth in the United States. Social support has long been associated with the recovery process related to postpartum depression. To learn more, call: Research investigator Julia J. Hall, RN, at 859-323-6598.

Have you transitioned to parenthood while in graduate school? Researchers at the UK Department of Family Studies are conducting a research study to learn about the experiences of having your first child while pursuing a graduate degree. The purpose of this study is to gain an understanding from women who are willing to share their experiences of transitioning to parenthood while in graduate school. You may be eligible to participate if you: Are between the age of 20 and 29; are enrolled full-time in a graduate program; had a first child while in this program; have completed at least two courses in the program; had your first child sometime between January 2008 and August 2009; and have only one child. For more information, contact Nicole D. Garrett at 334-462-4674 or e-mail at


Comments to Betsy Dennis, Last Modified: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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