About the Study

E Coli bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Most varieties of E. Coli are harmless and can help in digestion of your food. However, for individuals at greater risk, such as those who have a weakened immune system, E. Coli can also cause severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting or a bloodstream infections. Treating these infections have been getting harder, as many strains have become multi-drug resistant and worse infections in the elderly, tend to lead to hospitalizations and even death.

Rochester Clinical Research is currently enrolling individuals over the age of 60 years old, who have had a UTI within the past 5 years for an E. coli vaccine research study. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of a study vaccine that may protect against E. coli that could cause sepsis.

The study will last approximately 3 years with 8 visits to our office and 1 telephone call. Compensation is available for time and travel for those who qualify. Study related care is available to participants at no cost and health insurance is not required nor needed.

Qualifications

  • Over 60 years old
  • Have a history of UTI in the past 5 years
  • Please note, other conditions may apply