Texas Dermatology participates in research to advance treatments in dermatology. Our work not only benefits patients around the world, but also enhances the outcomes for families in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and other areas of Texas.
What is Clinical Research?
Clinical research is a scientific study that focuses on aspects of dermatology. The research may entail studying the effects of a new technology, technique, or diagnostic tool. Clinical research is typically required prior to FDA approval of a treatment, and it also allows us to share data and findings with peers around the world. Our patients and people from the general public are invited to participate in the studies. We screen each applicant to ensure that they meet our requirements.
Is Participating in Clinical Research Safe?
Participating in clinical research is very safe. The studies that we conduct are extensions of how we already practice in the field of dermatology, and we often use technologies and treatments that have been previously approved by the FDA and subjected to other independent clinical research trials.
Is My Information from Clinical Research Safe?
The information that is used for our clinical research and subsequent reports and publications are de-identified and reported on an aggregate basis. We do not release names, addresses, ages, or any other information that may allow anyone to determine your identity. You will be assigned a participant number that is used to record your individual outcomes of the clinical research study in which you participate.
How is the Information Shared Other Dermatologists and Researchers?
Dr. Browning and his team of dermatologists share findings from clinical research at Texas Dermatology through:
- Articles published in peer-reviewed journals
- Professional conferences
- Patient educational materials
These are just some examples of how we may share the findings. We can provide more details prior to the onset of the clinical research that you join.
What Else Do I Need to Know About Clinical Research at Texas Dermatology?
You are joining our clinical research on a volunteer basis. We may require that you complete the study, so we need to make sure that you understand the expectations and what aspect of dermatology is being studied and tested.
Led by Dr. John Browning, board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology, the clinical research at Texas Dermatology evaluates the safety and effectiveness of an experimental device, technique, treatment, or medication. If you are interested in learning more about the clinical research program that we offer to benefit patients in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels and other areas of Texas, as well as nationally and internationally, contact us for more information.