Many conditions and diseases can affect the health of a person’s gastrointestinal (GI) system. These include hepatitis C, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, colitis, and diverticulitis.
Millions of people are affected by GI disorders every year. Common symptoms of a GI disorder are constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and abdominal swelling. These symptoms are uncomfortable, sometimes embarrassing, and often strike at inconvenient times.
Over three million people in the U.S. are estimated to be affected by chronic hepatitis. Many of these people show no signs or symptoms of the virus and may not realize they have the disease. Hepatitis C spreads through blood contact, sharing needles, sexual contact, or childbirth.
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials of investigative medications for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Qualified people participating in a trial may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel, study-related medical and psychological evaluations, and the investigative study medication at no cost.
If you have a gastrointestinal disorder and would like to volunteer for a study, or if you know someone suffering from a gastrointestinal disorder who may want to volunteer, please send us your request using the Join a Study form, or call us toll-free at 855-DoStudies (855.367.8834).