Research at Drexel Surgery
PARTICIPATION IN A RESEARCH STUDY
We are recruiting patients with
DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS or VENOUS LEG ULCERS
for a study of non-invasive therapeutic ultrasound
- Subjects must be 18 years of age or older
- Subjects must be available for up to 16 weekly treatment sessions, each lasting ~15 minutes
- All subjects will receive standard wound care at Drexel University College of Medicine Center for Wound Care
- Patients will be compensated for each study visit
Please contact Dr. Michael S. Weingarten, Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Campus, 215.762.7008.
Colorectal Surgery Research
Drexel Surgery is currently engaged in the following colorectal cancer research projects:
- Determining the risk for recurrent colorectal cancer in patients who were diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 50 years of age. We are part of a multi-institutional national trial being run by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group evaluating the predictive value of microsatellite instability in young colorectal cancer patients.
- Examining the efficacy of Adolor, a drug that may allow for a quicker return of bowel function after abdominal surgery. This could lead to earlier discharges from the hospital.
- Evaluation of the causal links between obesity and colorectal cancer.
- Designing a database that stores information and predicts risks for all patients with colorectal diseases seen in academic practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, while ensuring complete anonymity.
- Examining the use of medication to increase the red blood cell count in patients who are anemic while being treated for colon cancer.
Help support our colorectal cancer research efforts!
Drexel Surgery is committed to investigating the causes and risk factors for colorectal diseases. We are actively engaged in research to discover risk factors and causes of colorectal cancer. Drexel Surgery is also involved in creating databases of colorectal diseases that will allow future studies and allow us to continually improve the care we offer.
To make a tax deductible contribution to the colorectal research fund please call 215.762.4006.
Colorectal Surgery Resources
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