January 28, 2010

Research Study on Sweating Looking for Men and Women Volunteers

Researchers in Vanderbilt’s Department of Neurology are looking for healthy African-American and Caucasian men and women between the ages of 12 and 80 for participation in a research study on sweating.

The study consists of two parts. The initial part requires a 90 minute visit for screening and physical exam, and a one hour visit for a sugar test and
sweat test. This study is designed to determine the amount of sweat a normal person produces using a chemical called acetylcholine.

Some patients will be invited for a second sweat test to see how reliable the equipment is to measure sweat.

Participants will be compensated for taking part in this study.

Participation criteria are:
• Between ages of 12 and 80.
• Does not suffer from diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, or
other diseases known to affect the autonomic nervous
• Are not on medications such as antidepressants, allergy
medications or other medications which cannot be safely halted for two days that could interfere with the test.

For more information or to see if you qualify, please contact Amanda Peltier, M.D., or Kay Artibee, R.N. at kay.j.artibee@vanderbilt.edu or call 936-8102.