Hernia Repair

CenExel ACMR is looking for individuals that have been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia.

Hernia Repair

CenExel ACMR is looking for individuals that have been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia.

Why participate in a clinical research study?

Clinical studies are the fastest and safest way to find the effectiveness of pain medications that work and are only possible with the help of participants like you. Compensation varies by study, time involved, and whether you complete all visits and procedures in the study. Every volunteer study at ACMR is approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits to the volunteer.

What to expect

Patients that qualify for the study will receive no-cost hernia repair surgery by our board-certified surgeon in our state-of-the-art facility, along with no-cost investigational pain relief medication, study related care, and be compensated for their time and travel.

FAQs

What is an Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia is more common in men and usually occurs in the inguinal canal in the groin where the spermatic cord enters the scrotum. In women, the inguinal canal is where the ligament attaches to the uterus.

What is causes an inguinal hernia?

An inguinal hernia occurs when soft tissue–usually part of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (omentum) or part of the intestine–protrudes through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. When pressure is exerted in the abdomen, it increases pressure on the weak spot and can be painful. The pressure and resulting pain may be caused by:

  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Strenuous physical activity like lifting something heavy
  • Chronic cough or sneezing
  • Pregnancy
  • Ascites (Fluid build-up in the abdomen)
  • Aging

Hernia Treatment Options

Not all hernias need immediate surgery, but if you are experiencing pain or your hernia is growing, you may need hernia surgery. Hernias can be repaired surgically or laparoscopically (a minimally invasive procedure).

 
To be considered, please fill out the form or call 404-881-5800.

STUDY DETAILS

No cost studies are currently available for qualified participants.

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No health insurance required

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Compensation for meal and travel up to $1,500

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Male / Female

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18+ years old

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501 Fairburn Road SW Atlanta
GA 30331

Research Pharmacy
State-of-the-art Facilities

As a former hospital, CenExel ACMR is the largest independent medical research facility ever constructed. Every aspect of the infrastructure was designed for healthcare best practices, making it a perfect setting for conducting clinical trials. 

Kimball Johnson
Board-certified Physicians

Your safety is our greatest concern. Every study at CenExel ACMR is overseen by expert medical staff and performed by some of the most well-respected board-certified physicians in the industry, each with many years of experience in their respective specialties.

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FDA-approved Procedures

Rest assured, you are not signing up for treatment with “experimental” methods. CenExel ACMR only uses FDA-approved methods as if you were at any other hospital or clinic. Our research is focused on the medication associated with those methods.

Frequently asked questions

What is a CenExel Center of Excellence?

CenExel Centers of Excellence provide unparalleled medical and scientific support in the design and execution of clinical trials. Their attention to detail assures quality, reliable results and has helped CenExel to consistently achieve and exceed patient recruitment goals. They have conducted thousands of studies, the variety and complexity of which have resulted in a great depth of experience and insight for the principal investigators and research staff in each facility. CenExel Centers of Excellence deliver the engagement, expertise, and results to ensure that clients achieve their clinical research goals.

How do clinical trials work?

The study procedures and process will vary depending on the type of clinical trial you participate in. Before you begin a study, the process and all procedures for that study will be explained to you. Throughout the study, the Study Coordinator and the Principal Investigator will assist you and can answer any questions you have. They will check your health at the beginning of the trial, give you specific instructions for participating in the trial, monitor you carefully during the trial, and stay in touch with you after the study.

Some clinical trials involve more tests and doctor visits than you would normally have for your illness or condition. Your participation will be most successful if you carefully follow all instructions you are given and stay in contact with the research staff.

How safe are clinical studies?

There are many safeguards in place that all companies must follow when conducting clinical trials.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulatory agency that oversees all clinical research conducted in the United States. It is their responsible to protect the rights and as much as possible, the welfare of subjects participating in clinical trials. They ensure that data collected from clinical trials is of the highest quality and they are the agency that determines whether a new treatment should be sold in the US. Several organizations and individuals are governed by FDA regulations including clinical investigators, sponsors (the companies developing the treatments), Contract Research Organizations (companies that help conduct the studies), and Institutional Review Boards (groups that are responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of study participants).

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines are another safeguard implemented to protect the safety of subjects. These guidelines encompass federal regulations and industry-accepted standards that govern clinical trials on humans. These regulations and standards apply to the conduct of the studies, record keeping, informed consent of subjects, collection of scientific data, and submission of information needed for the FDA to determine whether a new treatment should or should not be sold in the US. All companies must follow these guidelines when conducting clinical research.

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that is formally tasked by an institution to review, approve, and monitor research involving human subjects. IRBs ensure that the risks to subjects are minimized; that subjects are adequately informed about the trial and the implications it will have on their treatment; that study protocols are modified, when necessary, to ensure safety; that risks are reasonable in relation to the anticipated benefits and the importance of the knowledge to be gained; that subject selection is equitable and that no classes of patients are discriminated against; that informed consent is obtained; that there is a provision for safety monitoring in the research plan; and that here are adequate provisions for the privacy and confidentiality for subjects and the data collected.

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