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Clinical Partners Takes Precautionary COVID-19 Safety Measures

  A MESSAGE FROM CLINICAL PARTNERS REGARDING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS Here at Clinical Partners, we hold our patients' and staff members' safety as our top priority. In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made several changes at our office location to keep everyone healthy. We are calling all patients prior to their appointments and screening them to ensure they have not experienced any cold, fever or flu like symptoms or traveled anywhere (internationally and domestically) via aircraft in the last 14 days. We are also ensuring they have not been in contact with anyone who has experienced those symptoms in the last 14 days or who have traveled internationally or traveled via air craft in the last 14 days. We are accepting new patients for our new and ongoing clinical trials. All staff members are following best practices to keep our staff and patients safe. All individuals entering our office must wear a mask. If you have any questions about these precautions, please contact our office at (401) 454-3800.
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What does your dry skin mean?

pruritus clinical partners LLC Johnston, RI Red, itchy, raw skin is a given during the winter. But what does it mean? Dry skin is not usually a serious health problem, though it can develop and worsen into chronic issues like eczema and broken skin that may become infected. Still, that constant itch and pulling feeling is not pleasant. Here are some possible causes of itchy skin, and suggestions on how to fix them: 1. Hydration Do you drink enough water? Health experts suggest drinking 64 ounces of water a day. That's half of a gallon! Your first step to better hydrated skin is to better hydrate your entire body. You'll feel the benefits from the inside out. 2. Moisturize Use a high quality moisturizer all over your body as soon as you get out of the shower. Petroleum jelly such as Aquaphor is a great product that will give you a lasting moisturized feeling. 3. Humidifiers Use a humidifier in your home to combat that winter heating dry air, which will suck the moisture right out of your skin. You also might find that you cough and sneeze less with a higher humidity level in your home. 4. Avoid scratching That's right, scratching might feel good for a second but ultimately will damage the skin further, making it harder to heal and retain moisture. Use anti-itch cream or lotion instead of scratching. 5. Scents Avoid products with scents added, like laundry detergent, soap, and lotions. These are often alcohol based irritants. 6. Water temperatures Consider turning down the heat in the shower or bath. Hotter water strips moisture out of skin. Also be wary of taking long showers or baths, as the water will actually dehydrate your skin, making it more itchy. Contact us today if you'd like to join our ongoing Pruritus (Itch) study in our Johnston, RI location.
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New Pruritus Study

We are currently looking for applicants for a new Pruritus Study at Clinical Partners LLC in Johnston, RI.
Introducing a clinical study for people with moderate to severe chronic pruritus.
Living with chronic pruritus can feel like a never-ending battle. That’s why we’re conducting a study to evaluate an investigational drug that may help reduce the symptoms associated with itch. All eligible study participants will receive study medication and study-related care at no cost. Visit TheItchStudy.com to learn more and apply right on our website. *The diseases characterized by chronic pruritus investigated in this study currently include chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), chronic idiopathic pruritus (CIP), lichen planus (LP), lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) and plaque psoriasis (PPs).
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Benefits of Humidifiers

You know that awful feeling in the morning when you wake up after breathing in the harsh, dry air all night, right? Itchy, dry skin. Dry throat. Dry eyes. Low moisture levels can also affect your pets health, in addition to hard wood floors and furniture in your home. Humidifiers offer an inexpensive way to relieve those discomforts. Humidifiers are especially helpful during the colder months of the year because winter is extra challenging in two ways: artificial heat makes indoor air extremely dry, and seasonally frigid temps make the outdoor air dry. Those are tough conditions for your skin, especially if you suffer from from eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin.

Which type of humidifier is right for you?

There are five main categories of humidifiers, each with a different method of getting the moisture in the air. Evaporators — Humidity is produced by a fan that draws the air in from the room and blows it over or through a moistened wick in water. Some of this water evaporates and this water vapor is added to the air which increases its humidity. Central humidifier — A central humidifier is installed in your ductwork near your furnace, either on the supply or return end. The unit is also connected directly to your home's water supply. Inside of the humidifier is either a humidifier pad, a rotating drum or a steaming system that is used to distribute water to your home's air. Impeller humidifier — These use a rotating disc to fling water at a diffuser, which breaks the water into fine droplets that float into the air. The water supply must be kept scrupulously clean, or there is a risk of spreading bacteria or mold into the air. Ultrasonic humidifier — With both cool and warm mist options available, ultrasonic humidifiers are versatile. These produce a mist with the help of ultrasonic vibrations. They may also be available in varying sizes.. Steam vaporizer — These humidifiers work by heating water and then cooling it down before pushing it into the air. They are small, portable and cheap to purchase.

Warm mist vs. cool mist: which is better?

Pros and cons of a cool mist humidifier

Some of the benefits of cool mist humidifiers include:
  • They use less electricity than warm mist humidifiers.
  • The water is cold, not hot, so if a child knocks the unit over he or she will not be burned. 
The cons of cool mist humidifiers are:
  • They can be more noisy than warm mist units.
  • The cool mist can actually reduce the ambient temperature of the room.

Pros and cons of a warm mist humidifier

The benefits of warm mist humidifiers are:
  • They are usually quieter than cool mist humidifiers.
  • The boiling process can help keep them cleaner than cool mist humidifiers.
Disadvantages of warm mist humidifiers include:  
  • They work better in small rooms, not large areas.
  • They contain boiling water, which is a burn hazard if tipped over.
  • The boiling process requires more electricity to use.
  • They can be more difficult to clean due to the minerals left behind from boiling the water.

Don't forget to clean your humidifier.

Warm, moist environments do one thing really, really well: they breed bacteria. That's why it's so important to clean them out once a week. Cleaning is rather simple, and can usually be done with soap and water, or water and vinegar (just read the user manual for your model). You certainly don't want it to become a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, yeast and even mold.

Benefits for all.

Humidified air makes it harder for airborne viruses and bacteria to survive. It is easier to breathe. Humidified air moisturizes everything in your home, including your wood flooring, which can crack in overly dry environments. If you do come down with a cold or the flu, your symptoms may be worse in dry air. Even your house plants will thank you!
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Trial

We are currently looking for participants in a Hidradenitis Suppurativa clinical trial being conducted at our Johnston, RI location.

Do you or someone you know suffer from moderate to severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa, also known as HS? Dr. Ellen Frankel and Clinical Partners are looking for participants ages 18 and older with a diagnosis of Hidradenitis Suppurativa to evaluate an investigational medication. Medical Insurance is not required and there is no cost to participate. Patients that qualify and enroll into the study may be compensated for time and travel.

Ready to apply?

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  • Plaque Psoriasis Clinical Trial
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  • Pruritus (Itch) Clinical Trial
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New Trial Added: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

We are currently looking for participants in a Hidradenitis Suppurativa clinical trial being conducted at our Johnston, RI location.

Do you or someone you know suffer from moderate to severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa, also known as HS? Dr. Ellen Frankel and Clinical Partners are looking for participants ages 18 and older with a diagnosis of Hidradenitis Suppurativa to evaluate an investigational medication. Medical Insurance is not required and there is no cost to participate. Patients that qualify and enroll into the study may be compensated for time and travel.

Learn more and apply here.

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New Trial Added: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Clinical Partners, LLC is looking for participants in a new Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) clinical trial being conducted at our Johnston, RI location. If you are a male or female at least 2 years of age with moderate to severe Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), you may qualify for this study. The study may include use of a topical Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) medication. Health insurance is not needed and you may receive compensation for participating in the study. Click here to learn more and apply.
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New Upcoming Trial: Facial Acne

facial acne clinical partners llc current trials Clinical Partners, LLC is looking for participants in a new Facial Acne clinical trial, starting soon at our Johnston, RI location. If you or someone you know is interested in taking part in this clinical trial, please contact our office to get on our notification list. Click here for more information and application form for this trial. About Clinical Partners, LLC: Clinical Partners is a dedicated research site conducting Phase II-IV clinical trials. With access to over 100 physicians, Clinical Partners conducts the highest quality patient trials so that new, safe and effective medications can be found.
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Pruritus (Itch) Clinical Trial

We are currently looking for participants in two Pruritus (Itch) clinical trials being conducted at our Johnston, RI location:

  1. Itch Related to Psoriasis
    Male or Female between the ages of 18 & 80 years old. 8 weeks of treatment using an oral medication, daily.
  2. Itch Related to Prurigo Nodularis
    Male of Female 18 years or older. 8 weeks of treatment using an oral medication, daily. Option of a long term extension study.

Ready to apply?

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Additional Current Clinical Trials

  • How To Decide If A Clinical Trial Is Right For You
  • New Clinical Trials Added in June
  • Plaque Psoriasis Clinical Trial
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Clinical Trial
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    Facial Acne Clinical Trial
  • Pruritus (Itch) Clinical Trial

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Facial Acne Clinical Trial

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Facial Acne

We are currently looking for participants in a Facial Acne clinical trial being conducted at our Johnston, RI location.

If you are a male or female at least 9 years of age with moderate to severe Facial Acne, you may qualify for this study. The study may include 12 weeks of treatment using a topical medication, daily.

Ready to apply?

Click here to fill out the application!

Click Here

Additional Current Clinical Trials

  • How To Decide If A Clinical Trial Is Right For You
  • New Clinical Trials Added in June
  • Plaque Psoriasis Clinical Trial
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Clinical Trial
  • facial acne clinical partners llc current trials
    Facial Acne Clinical Trial
  • Pruritus (Itch) Clinical Trial
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