Together in RSV Trials: Shaping the Future of Respiratory Health

In the pursuit of medical breakthAt FOMAT Medical Research, we are dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Through our rigorous clinical trials, we aim to develop innovative treatments and preventative measures to combat this pervasive virus.

Understanding Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Definition and Significance of RSV in Healthcare

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common virus that causes respiratory tract infections. It is particularly severe in infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

Causes of RSV

RSV is spread through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also be contracted by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching the face.

Symptoms of RSV Infections

RSV infections often present with symptoms similar to a cold, including:

  • Runny nose
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Fever
  • Wheezing In severe cases, it can lead to bronchiolitis or pneumonia, especially in young children and the elderly.

Risk Factors for RSV

Certain factors increase the risk of severe RSV infection, including:

  • Infants, especially those under 6 months old
  • Premature infants
  • Children with chronic lung disease or congenital heart disease
  • Immunocompromised individuals
  • Adults over 65 years old
  • Individuals with weakened immune systems

The Importance of Clinical Trials for RSV Research

Advancing RSV Treatment and Prevention

Clinical trials are essential for advancing the treatment and prevention of RSV. They help us:

  • Test the safety and efficacy of new antiviral drugs and vaccines
  • Develop innovative treatments to reduce the severity of RSV infections
  • Improve preventative measures to protect high-risk populations

Why Participate in Clinical Trials?

By participating in RSV trials, individuals contribute to groundbreaking research that can lead to significant medical advancements. Participants often gain access to the latest treatments and play a vital role in improving public health

Our Active Studies

  • Oxnard, Salinas

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Participate in an RSV vaccine study to combat lung infections. Help us understand vaccine effects in diverse health conditions. Eligibility criteria apply.

    Criteria & Qualifications: • Must be 18 years or older and diagnosed with RSV within the last 5 days.
    • Experiencing new or worsening symptoms like cough or shortness of breath within 5 days before randomization.
    • Either aged 65+, or have chronic lung disease, heart failure, or an immunosuppressive condition.

    Compensation: Contact us for more information

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  • Salinas

    Antigen Test

    Introducing our multi-target Rapid Antigen Test, designed to detect the presence of specific viral antigens associated with COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). This streamlined test offers the unique advantage of identifying multiple respiratory pathogens simultaneously, enabling timely diagnosis and management of infections.

    Criteria & Qualifications: • Individuals should be above 18 years of age.
    • Those showing symptoms of respiratory infections or having had contact with confirmed cases.

    Compensation: Contact us for more information

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Frequently Asked Questions

The length of a clinical trial varies depending on several factors, such as the type of illness and the type of medicine being researched. For example, if the study is researching a treatment for a chronic condition, participants’ progress on the trial may be tracked over a relatively long period of time. Studies of antibiotics on the other-hand conclude quickly as patients are typically treated on study for a few days only.

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Depending on the study and the study process, in some cases, you will have to keep track of your process, in other cases you will not, but you will have the support and guidance of the research team.

As a research participant, you have the right to drop out of a study at anytime, the right to be given new information about the study, and the right to ask questions at anytime and have them answered promptly.

Yes. Although the purpose of the study is not to treat an individual for any health condition, a study may involve clinical procedures such as an MRI, blood tests, hearing tests, etc. In order to complete these and other tests, the researcher must know the volunteer's general state of health to ensure his or her safety during the clinical study process.

 

No, you do not have to be a US citizen to participate in a clinical trial. We also do not ask for your social security number. All we ask is that you have a physical address and some form of ID that we can use during the enrollment process.

Sure, you can refer any friend or family member who is willing to participate in a study, for more information click here!

Who is FOMAT Medical Research?

FOMAT Medical Research is California's largest research site network, dedicated to advancing clinical research and improving patient outcomes. With an extensive network of research sites and a relentless commitment to innovating healthcare through diversity, FOMAT Medical Research collaborates with industry Sponsors and CROs to accelerate the development of groundbreaking therapies across multiple therapeutic areas. FOMAT is a founding member of hyperCORE International, a super network of fully professionalized research site organizations.

FOMAT's Commitment to RSV Research

At FOMAT Medical Research, we are committed to leading the way in RSV research. Our expertise in conducting clinical trials enables us to make significant strides in understanding and combating this virus. We invite individuals, sponsors, and healthcare professionals to join us in our mission to advance RSV research.

Meet Our Experts

Dr. Augusto Focil, MD

Augusto Focil, MD

Internist
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Oxnard, CA
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Preeti Chopra, MD

Allergist-Immunologist
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Ventura, CA
Dr. Kamlesh Desai

Dr. Kamlesh Desai

Family Doctor
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Santa Maria, CA
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Oguchi Nkwocha

Family Doctor
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Salinas, CA