Help NVA Collect Vital Data on Treatment Effective
Help NVA Collect Vital Data on Treatment Effectiveness
FROM:National Vulvodynia Association
Friday, June 15, 2012 11:45 AM
Help NVA Collect Vital Information on Treatment Effectiveness
NVA is committed to continuing its support of the first National Vulvodynia Treatment Outcomes Registry, because due to a lack of research, women with vulvodynia, as well as their clinicians, have little to no scientific evidence on which to base important treatment choices. Currently as many as 30 different therapies are used to treat vulvodynia, but we don't know which treatments work for whom. Without the billions of dollars necessary to conduct controlled trials of all of these therapies, the Registry project simply tracks women as they are diagnosed and undergo treatment to collect this vital data. Rather than experimenting with treatments for months to years to determine what's effective, the data generated by the Registry project will help women and providers know how effective certain treatments are for different vulvodynia subgroups before initiating treatment.
Over the next seven months, women age 21 and older will be able to participate in this important study. Registry investigators collect a wealth of neurological, infectious, immunological and genetic data from participants at several time points after initiating treatment - all of which will be correlated to the effectiveness of different vulvodynia therapies. This study will not only lead to the identification of factors that can predict treatment effectiveness, but will help us understand the underlying mechanisms associated with different vulvodynia subtypes.
Participation is voluntary, does not include any experimentation, does not change women's treatment recommendations, and does not provide free medical care.
To speak to the Registry's Research Coordinator Katy Capote about participating at any of the sites, please call 407-303-2721 or send an email to email@example.com.
Medical professionals interested in obtaining Registry flyers to distribute to their patients should also contact Ms. Capote.
To read more about the project, including information on the Registry Investigators, please visit NVA's web site.
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