GERD

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GERD

GERD heartburn

  • GERD Study
GERD Study

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Multicenter Trial

Ages Eligible for Study:    18 Years and older

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has a diagnosis of GERD and reports experiencing GERD symptoms (heartburn or regurgitation) while taking standard proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy.
  • Patient has evidence of pathological acid reflux.
  • Female patients must not be pregnant and must agree to avoid pregnancy for the duration of the study.

There are additional criteria to meet in order to qualify for this research study. For more information contact us!

Study Location: Jacksonville, Inverness


If you or someone you know has GERD, call us today! We have research studies enrolling now.

No cost, and no health insurance is required to participate.
Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.

For more information call:
(904) 730-0166
Or sign up below!


Informational Article:

  • The Effects of Long-Term GERD
The Effects of Long-Term GERD

At some point in our lives we have all experienced acid reflux. Maybe it was after eating something spicy, or any acidic food like a tomato or certain dairy products and you felt a burning sensation in your throat. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease is similar to acid reflux. GERD is a long-term condition where acid from your stomach overflows into the esophagus. If you experience acid reflux that occurs more than twice a week, your doctor may diagnose you with GERD.

If you are experiencing these below symptoms more than twice a week, it may be time to see a doctor.

  • Heartburn after eating
  • Chest Pain (Please see a doctor if you are experiencing chest
    pain, especially coupled with shortness of breath, jaw pain or arm pain.
    You could be experiencing a heart attack).
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Regurgitation of food or liquid
  • Feeling on having a lump in your throat

Although GERD is a common condition affecting over 3 million
Americans per year, if left untreated, it can lead to serious medical conditions.

  • Esophageal Stricture – which is the narrowing of the esophagus. Frequent backup of stomach acid into the esophagus can begin to cause significant damage causing scar tissue to form. The scar tissue can act as a barrier making it extremely difficult to swallow.
  • Esophageal Ulcer – or, in other words, an open sore in your esophagus. This happens when the stomach acid begins to wear down on the tissue causing sores which can bleed, cause pain and further increase difficulty swallowing.
  • Barrett’s Esophagus – This happens when there begins to be precancerous changes to the esophagus. These changes can cause an increased risk of esophageal cancer.

With certain lifestyle changes and medication, GERD can be treated. However, more research is needed to understand why there is a steady increase in
Americans with GERD.

Currently, ENCORE Research Group has enrolling studies for GERD taking place in Crystal River and Jacksonville. Visit our Enrolling Studies page to see what’s enrolling at a research site near you.

Source: Medical News Today, Medline Plus




    This research study is enrolling at:


    Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
    4085 University Blvd., South Suite 1
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 730-0166



    Nature Coast Clinical Research – Inverness
    411 West Highland Boulevard
    Inverness, FL 34452
    (352) 341-2100



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