NICR, Site Management Organization, and New Osteoporosis Clinical Trials
NICR is a site management organization that conducts clinical trials for numerous medical and therapeutic areas.
The organization is affiliated with major health institutions and professionals, enabling NICR to participate in various research for clinical trials. This research is not extending to include new osteoporosis clinical trials.
The use of the latest technology and efficient business operations enable NICR the top-notch services and provide results to their sponsors within the specified timeline.
NICR’s participation with various areas of clinical research using medical data and research processes will help determine the safest medication for the treatment of osteoporosis, other diseases, and illnesses.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone condition that causes the bones to become weak and bone mass decreases. Brittle and weak bones become more prone to unexpected fractures. With Osteoporosis, even a cough or minor bending can lead to unexpected fractures. People with osteoporosis commonly experience fractures in the hips, spine, or wrist.
In the world, there are an estimated 200 million people with osteoporosis and about 54 million in the United States. It is also not gender and race-specific disease as both men and women are prone to this bone condition.
However, Asians and Caucasians are said to be more susceptible to osteoporosis. Women are, however, 4 times more likely to develop the disease. Those who are past menopause are at higher risk.
The disease develops without any sign of pain until a sudden fracture happens. Although there are no signs during the early stage of osteoporosis, symptoms manifest once your bones are brittle.
Some of these signs include:
- Back pain
- Bent posture
- Loss of height as the disease progresses or getting shorter
- Shortness of breath caused by smaller lung capacity due to compressed disks
There are many contributing factors to why one is likely to develop osteoporosis. Age and gender are two main factors but it does not stop there.
Family history and body frame/size are also unchangeable risk factors. Dietary factors should not be ignored, like low calcium intake, eating disorders, and gastrointestinal surgery.
Fortunately, prevention and treatments are available to manage the disease. First, good nutrition and regular exercise keep the bones healthy. Intake of the recommended 1,000 mg of calcium every day for men and women ages 18 to 30 and 1,200 mg for ages 50 to 70 will also prevent the development of osteoporosis.
How Can A Site Management Organization Help?
Site management organization like NICR participates in clinical trials by providing services such as preparation of documentation like Informed Consent Form (ICF), tracking form, and recruitment materials, submission of a clinical trial to the institutional review board, subject recruitment, follow up, recording, and reporting of events to sponsors, CRO, and review board.
NICR can help reduce the time resources needed to complete a clinical trial. Moreover, working with a site management organization gives sponsors access to standardize the clinical trial processes and greater access to the organization’s expertise.
Lastly, it lowers the initial cost of procuring equipment, renting facilities, and sourcing personnel.
NICR is taking part in the upcoming clinical trial for osteoporosis pain management. With the combined use of new technologies, streamlined management, and expertise, hopefully, the clinical trial will yield new treatments and positive results, particularly on how to make osteoporosis more bearable.
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