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Are there any risks to participants?

There are some risks involved in clinical study participation. Many clinical studies pose risks of minor discomfort, which may last only a short time. However, some participants may experience serious medical complications. Risks of participating in a clinical study will be explained to you during the Informed Consent process.

In addition, you may or may not receive direct benefit for yourself and your condition as a result of participating in research, but in either case, you will know that the knowledge developed may help others.