Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease, which occurs when the immune system is out of balance. In Sjögren's syndrome, the white blood cells of the immune system attack the glands responsible for lubrication and other tissues in the body. This explains the constant dryness of your eyes and your mouth.
Researchers suspect that the immune response could be due to several factors, including viral infections, hormonal changes and stress.
A genetic factor could also come into play, because sometimes related conditions are observed in members of the same family.
It may be possible for you to participate in this study if:
- YOU ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 80 INCLUSIVELY
- YOU HAD A DIAGNOSIS OF THE ILLNESS FOR 7 YEARS OR UNDER.
Eligible participants will be followed by a medical team and may receive reimbursement for their travel.
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The study process in pictures
Step 1 | Before starting the study, we will take time to fully explain the selection process and the conduct of the study by phone.
Step 2 | After the initial phone interview, if you are still interested in taking part in a study, we schedule a preliminary meeting with you during which you may ask all the questions you wish and take the time you require to read over the consent form. This form explains, in detail, the different stages of each study.
Step 3 | You may make a decision at that time to move forward with or terminate the selection process. However, you are under no obligation to make an immediate decision. Based on briefing content, you may take the time necessary to come to a decision and consult with your personal physician or loved ones.
Step 4 | Depending on the nature of the study, some tests or medical examinations may be required. In the majority of cases, these tests or examinations are conducted on Diex Research premises based on your individual availability.
Step 5 | If you are eligible, you may then begin a clinical study with us.