Evaluation of patients with Lyme disease and healthy controls - An umbrella screening protocol for individuals interested in Lyme disease research
Evaluation of healthy controls - a screening protocol
Sponsor: Columbia Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Clinic Visits: 2
IRB Number: 7357
Contact: Lyme Center: 646-774-7503 / lymecenter@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information: This long-term goal of this study is to reduce the number of patients who develop symptoms of chronic Lyme disease (also known as Post-treatment Lyme Syndrome) by identifying better tests and by understanding the immunologic, rheumatologic, and neurologic impact of this illness over time. This can only be done by comparing those patients who recover fully to those who experience ongoing symptoms, as well as to healthy controls. Healthy participants complete two visits to our center. The first visit is to verify good health, and includes blood and urine testing, a physical exam, and an intake interview (1.5 hours). If determined to be eligible during the first visit, participants complete the second visit, which includes sensory testing, neurocognitive testing, and questionnaires (2.5 hours). Participants are then compensated between $65-75. Participants are also invited to complete three follow-up questionnaires 6, 12, and 24 months later (no in-person visits required), for which we compensate $20 each.
This study is closed
Brian Fallon, MD
Do You Qualify?
Have you been clinically diagnosed with Lyme or another tick-borne disease? Yes No
Do you have any medical or psychiatric conditions? Yes No
In the past six months, have you had any flu-like symptoms (e.g. fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue)? Yes No
In the last six months, have you had any tick bites? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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