We are currently recruiting for the following studies:

  • Investigational treatment for Uterine Fibroids
  • Investigational treatment for Endometriosis-Associated Pain
  • Changes to the Pelvic Girdle During Pregnancy – A Pilot Study
  • Hyaluronic acid for the treatment of Perineal Pain/Pudendal Neuralgia
  • For more information please contact us today, noting which study you are interested in.

Investigational treatment for Uterine Fibroids

The study aim is to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and assess the safety and efficacy of the treatment of uterine fibroids.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from Uterine Fibroids, with symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic discomfort, and:

• are 18 years or older with at least 1 uterine fibroid documented by ultrasound at screening with largest diameter ≥30 mm and <120 mm
• have heavy menstrual bleeding >80.0 mL
If you are interested in further information or participating in the study, please contact Dr Jinzhu Liu, Research Manager via jz.liu@unsw.edu.au

Women who are pregnant, lactating or have hemoglobin values ≤6 g/dL are not eligible.

Investigational treatment for Endometriosis-Associated Pain

WHRIA is conducting a clinical trial of Endometriosis –Associated Pain. If you, your relatives or friends are suffering from Endometriosis with symptoms of moderate to severe pelvic pain and:

• are female aged 18 to 50 years old and had 3 consecutive regular menstrual cycles, such as 21 to 35 days with moderate, severe, or very severe pain
• has a diagnosis of endometriosis with laparoscopy or laparotomy performed within 10 years

If you are interested in further information or participating in the study, please contact Dr Jinzhu Liu, Research Manager (acting on behalf of A/Professor John Eden, Principle Investigator) via jz.liu@unsw.edu.au today. 

Changes to the Pelvic Girdle During Pregnancy – A Pilot Study

The purpose of this study is to investigate the normal changes that occur in the sacro-iliac and pubic joints with pregnancy using ultra-sound, at the Royal Hospital for Women. If you live in Sydney, are under 20 weeks pregnant with your first baby, are 27-37 yrs old, with no history of low back or pelvic pain and would like to be a part of the study please contact Georgina at helpuspelvis@gmail.com 

Hyaluronic acid for the treatment of Perineal Pain/Pudendal Neuralgia

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of pudendal nerve blocks with hyaluronic acid in the treatment of perineal pain. If you suffer from pain in the vagina, vulva, perineum, penis or scrotum, you may be eligible for this study, to commence in 2018.

Congratulations to WHRIA’s Dr Lauren Kite, the recipient of the Robert Wrigley Pain Research Scholarship, 2018-2019. This grant will fund the study Randomised cross-over trial assessing the efficacy of adding hyaluronic acid to local anaesthetic in pudendal nerve blocks. Please contact Liz via support@whria.com.au to register your interest. 

For more information please contact us today.

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Any information about you that is obtained in connection with a research study will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission. To ensure confidentiality, your information will be identified only by initials, date of birth and a study allocated number. The results of the study may be published or disclosed to other people in a way that will not identify you. The study will be conducted in accordance all relevant national and international regulatory guidelines to minimise negative impact on participants. Your medical records insofar as they relate to this study may be reviewed by officials of government related bodies or of any commercial company involved in this study. However, no personal details will be released. All data will be stored by the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia, under controlled (locked) access. Data will be retained for a minimum of ten years. Materials (including paper documents and computer discs) will be destroyed using an industrial shredding process.

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