28 wrz 2015, 01:27
From the yahoo group:
We have 85 enrollments so far for the PSSD study, which is very good – but we need more.
We are extending the enrollment for the study until further notice, which means you can still get enrolled in the study until announced otherwise.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is due next month, and the study can only begin after its approval. Please note however that IRBs sometimes require amendments for study proposal before it is approved, which can take some more time. We will be in touch and keep you updated from time to time until the study begins.
Also, we are making some changes in the study design, to make it more feasible and practical to carry out. After the study is approved, every patient agreeing to take part in the study will need to send us a short letter from his or her doctor, which could be a general practitioner, a psychiatrist, or any other doctor who knows you, which states your general medical and psychiatric diagnoses and current medications (which is quite standard and should not be very difficult to obtain). We will also need you to send some blood tests results, but that’s all we’ll need regarding the medical data – all the rest of the research will be done using video interviews and questionnaires.
The in-depth internet video interviews (e.g. via Skype) will give you the opportunity to tell us in detail everything that you feel is important about your condition and will help us to gather valuable information about PSSD, the various symptoms that co-occur with PSSD, treatments you have already tried etc. We think it’s the best way to overcome the geographical distances between us, which obviously span the entire world, without requiring you to travel or spend money and without losing valuable data that is obtained only in person-to-person clinical interviews.
New enrollers – please email us at joseph.ben.sheetrit (at) gmail.com stating your first name, gender, age, city and country of residence, the medication(s) implicated, whether you’ve quit the medications or are still taking them, and when did the sexual problems that you have today begin with regard to taking the drugs (have first noticed it before taking the drugs, during drug treatment, or only after stopping the drugs?).
Joseph Ben-Sheetrit, MD
and the PSSD Research Team