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Children’s Hospital New Orleans Clinical Trials Center

Innovating medicine & treatment for pediatric services

The Clinical Trials Center™ (CTC) was established in 1999 to improve healthcare for children and adolescents through the development of new medications and treatments. Our efforts help to create a culture in which safer and more effective drugs and treatments are available for a wide range of health problems. The Clinical Trials Center™ organizes community and hospital-based physicians into a multispecialty research network. The CTC is located at the main campus of Children’s Hospital.child smiling with provider as child is connected to a machine in hospital

Active clinical trials at Children's Hospital

Sickle Cell Disease Study

The Clinical Trials Center at Children’s Hospital is participating in The Hibiscus Study™. This trial is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication compared with placebo (inactive drug) in people 12 to 65 years of age with sickle cell disease. The study is evaluating if the investigational medication, etavopivat, can improve anemia and reduce the number of pain crises per year.

Learn more about the Hibiscus Study™

Urology Study for Adolescents with Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity

The Clinical Trial center at Children’s Hospital is participating in the Kanguroo Study for pediatric patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity who are on clean intermittent catheterizations. In this study, participants will take a study drug called vibegron, a drug that relaxes the muscle involved in normal bladder function and is usually used to treat overactive bladder in adults. The study will measure the safety and effectiveness of vibegron when used in children aged 12-17 years.

Learn more about the Kanguroo Study

To learn more or enroll in a clinical trial, call the Children's Hospital Clinical Trial Center at 504.894.5377.

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