Patient Recruitment for Pediatric Studies Just Got Easier

Patient Recruitment for Pediatric Studies Just Got Easier

By BBK Worldwide on Fri, May 2, 2014 | 3 min read

Peds Blog IMG resized 600Pediatric studies are often difficult to enroll. And once the first-patient-in date has passed and the enrollment clock starts ticking, your difficult-to-enroll study can quickly become in peril of missing its planned last-patient-in date. BBK Worldwide has extensive experience bolstering enrollment efforts even after first-patient-in. Today, we're sharing a few pediatric case studies that achieved enrollment despite a slow start.
 

 

POMPE DISEASE
Objective: Enroll 50 patients
Countries: France, Israel, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
Pompe is so rare that most neonatologists, neurologists, and pediatricians have never heard of it. But by asking physicians to rule it out first when a patient exhibits symptoms, BBK enrolled this landmark clinical trial – once thought by the sponsor to be "unenrollable" – ahead of schedule.

To read more about this case study, click here.

GRASS POLLEN ALLERGY
Objective: Enroll 252 patients
Countries: Canada, United States
With more than a year elapsed, and only 48 of the 300 required pediatric participants enrolled, this study faced a recruitment challenge: the remaining patients would have to be enrolled during the holiday season, a time of year parents are more concerned with their child's cold or flu than they are with the upcoming grass pollen allergy season.

To read more about this case study, click here.

ADHD
Objective: Enroll 300 patients
Countries: United States
Before BBK stepped in, sites had enrolled only 40 percent of the required 441 patients. In four short months, BBK generated parents' interest in study participation for their children in impressive numbers: Sites increased screening activity by 86 percent and enrollment activity by 133 percent.

To read more about this case study, click here.

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