Cutting-edge study treatment for diabetic foot sores

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diabetic foot ulcer

Diabetes can lead to foot ulcers which can lead to serious complications.

When the sores are open, they’re called ulcers and can become infected. The infected ulcer can lead to an infection in the foot bone and become very serious. If left untreated, a neglected ulcer can lead to amputation.

Qualified participants may receive:
  • Evaluations, exams, lab work
  • Investigational product or placebo
  • Wound care dressings
  • Compensation for time and travel
  • No-cost study related treatment
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People with diabetes often develop peripheral neuropathy, or damaged nerves, in their feet related to low blood flow. These damaged nerves and low blood flow can lead to numbness and tingling as well as sores and blisters.

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This no-cost, cutting-edge study treatment is to learn whether phage can effectively treat diabetic foot ulcers.

What to expect as a part of this trial:

First see if you meet three basic qualifications and you'll be directed to a clinic in your area. They will set up a time with you to finish the screening process. If you are a match and want to participate, they'll walk you through the steps for enrollment and informed consent process.

Patients choosing to participate in this study will be asked to undergo screening tests (such as blood tests, wound cultures, and bone biopsy) or procedures to find out if they are eligible.

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Phage kill bacteria but do not infect humans. Here, bacteria (in green) are being destroyed by phage (magenta) through the lytic process.

What are phage?

Bacteriophage, also known as “phage,” are natural viruses that kill bacteria. They do not infect humans. They are the most abundant biological entities found in nature. Phage are found in all parts of the body and play a key role in the natural healthy balance of bacteria. We are continuously exposed to many kinds of phage.

A publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association highlights promising case studies demonstrating the potential benefits of phage therapy. While the case studies are promising, the article emphasizes the need for controlled-clinical trials to progress phage therapy.

This is an opportunity to play an important role in developing a potential study treatment for difficult or even antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.

How is phage therapy different from traditional antibiotics?

Phage therapy has immense potential as an alternative to traditional antibiotics in treating bacterial infections.

Potential benefits of phage therapy versus traditional antibiotics:
  • Highly targeted: Antibiotics kill both harmful and beneficial bacteria. On the other hand, phage target only the harmful bacteria.
  • Self-dosing: Phage replicate at the site of the infection, maximizing the effective dose where they're needed most.
  • Adaptive: Bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics while APT's phage therapy is dynamic and adapts to avoid resistance.
  • Safety: Phage safety has been demonstrated in various studies and clinical trials. APT's clinical trials are designed to continuously assess the safety of phage therapy.
  • Avoiding amputation: For some of the most difficult infections, phage holds promise for avoiding amputations.
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You may benefit from this study through several ways including financial compensation and access to cutting-edge study treatment. If you are interested in enrolling in one of our clinical trials, contact us to get started.

What are the benefits of participating in this clinical trial?

Clinical trials are an essential part of the drug development process. Participating in Adaptive Phage Therapeutic's clinical trials is a deeply personal decision for you and your family.

  • Financial compensation: participants may receive financial compensation for time and travel.
  • Access to cutting-edge study treatments: clinical trials provide access to study treatments not yet available to the general public.
  • Contributing to medical research: participants can contribute to the development of new study treatments for bacterial infections.
  • Close monitoring and care: this can be especially important for participants with bacterial infections who require specialized care.
  • Potential for improved outcomes: participants may benefit from new or better investigational medication not currently available to the public.

Study Snapshot

Purpose: This study is to learn whether phage, viruses designed to attack bacteria, are a safe and effective form of study treatment for foot ulcers associated with foot bone infections in patients with diabetes.

Interested in joining this trial? Just 3 simple questions to get started:

1 Are you between
18 and 85 years old?

2 Do you have
diabetes?

3 Do you have
a foot ulcer?

Note: Other conditions not specified above may result in exclusion from the study.

If you answer yes to all three questions, you may qualify to participate in a research study that may help.

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