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James Cook University’s Professor of Medicine is calling for local women who are post-menopausal and who have experienced more than three urinary tract infections (UTIs) in a 12-month period to sign up to a clinical trial to test the theory that aspirin will help reduce the incidence of the condition.

Professor Damon Eisen, along with clinical nurse Elizabeth Heyer, need willing recruits to make their trial a success so are encouraging women who fit the criteria to sign on.

“The time commitment is minimal, an initial visit to the hospital with follow-ups at the recently opened Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, at James Cook University every two months to see our research team, Professor Eisen said.

“Recruitment and participation of eligible subjects is critical to our ultimate success.”

Valerie Herrick said she was very pleased to sign up to the trial.

“Initially my GP suggested the trial and I thought anything that could help women with this difficult condition was worthwhile,” she said.

“I was concerned with the amount of antibiotics and repeat infections, so I can certainly see the value in this trial and what the researchers are hoping to achieve.”

This clinical trial is co-funded by the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and James Cook University.

If you’d like to be involved in the trial, please contact Elizabeth Heyer on 4433 0716 or at Elizabeth.heyer@health.qld.gov.au

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