A clinical research trial is a research project conducted with human volunteers to learn more about new investigational drugs. Every new therapy or device must go through carefully monitored studies in human volunteers before it is commercially available. The clinical trials linked below are currently enrolling congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) patients.
The HI community needs new therapies and approaches for patients who do not respond to currently available treatments, and clinical trials that safeguard the health of study participants are necessary for the development of new HI products. The website www.clinicaltrials.gov “is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.” You can learn more about this site by visiting it.
The U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) has a very good website on clinical trial participation. Please visit: www.nih.gov/health-information/nih-clinical-research-trials-you
Linked below are clinical trials listed on the www.clinicaltrials.gov site that are relevant to the HI Community.
The studies involving 18-Fluoro DOPA and 68Ga-NOTA-exendin-4 PET/CT are for diagnostic purposes to determine location of lesions, and are not investigative studies on new investigational medications for treating HI.
Each of the studies listed below has a Contact and Locations link with information about who to contact and the location of the study site.
The HI studies are listed below: