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Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and alopecia totalis is being studied in clinical gov. Trials. Just to give the md's on this website a heads up that there is a correlation?

Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and alopecia totalis is being studied in clinical gov. Trials. Just to give the md's on this website a heads up that there is a correlation?

Case Report Benefit: Vytoin (simvastatin plus ezetimibe) has been shown to be beneficial in alopecia totalis and alpecia universalis in case reports. The possibility that vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) may be helpful for these conditions is being studied in randomized clinical trials. Stay tuned for results. ...Read more

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What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results. ...Read more

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How hard to get into clinical trial?

How hard to get into clinical trial?

Call and ask: Many university medical centers advertise various clinical trials in local newspapers. Out of curiosity to answer your question and being near houston, searched md anderson clinical trials and found: http://www.Mdanderson.Org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/clinical-trials/clinical-trials-at-md-anderson/index.Html. I bet other univ have similar sites. ...Read more

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How do they conduct a clinical trial?

Intake: You need to meet the criteria for the specific condition being studied by the clinical trial. For example, if the clinical trial was for depression, you would need to meet the criteria for depression. You would go to the clinic and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Would a clinical trial be appropriate for me?

Yes/It depends: Everyone is a potential candidate for clinical trials. Historically inclusion/exclusion (i/e) criteria have selected only the healthiest people. Increasing attention is being made to patients -- elderly, co-morbidities, pregnant, underserved, etc. One resource is clinicaltrials.Gov as well as web sites of major centers -- eg mayo clinic, cleveland clinic, etc. ...Read more

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When and where can I get into a clinical trial?

Newspaper: Review your local newspaper. Most clincal trials are advertised in major newspapers or even weekly newspapers at coffee shops. You can also do an online search for clinical trials. ...Read more

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Does pharma hide clinical trial outcomes that are bad?

Does pharma hide clinical trial outcomes that are bad?

Usually not: Almost all clinical trials have to be reported. In order to strengthen this a regulation that recently went into effect requires anyone doing clinical trials that are phase 2 or above to report all outcomes on clinical trials.Gov. Here is link with a bit more information: http://prsinfo.Clinicaltrials.Gov/fdaaa.Html. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: clinical trial?

Either/Or Comparison: Science is a method using simplicity, theories and then tests to see if the theory works; always. Clinical trials involve comparing one approach/choice/treatment option with another & checking outcomes. Key methodology is double blind & ideally cross-over design with outcome measures to be used determined in advance. Double blind: neither participants or people near them know who is getting which. ...Read more

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Can I withdraw from a pain clinical trial without penalty?

Can I withdraw from a pain clinical trial without penalty?

Yes: You can always withdraw from any clinical trial without penalty. It's voluntary. Discuss it with the investigator or trial nurse. And then discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Would a clinical trial (research study) be a good choice for me?

Depends: It depends on what your objective is. If you are healthy and want to make money or you have altruistic tendencies (want to help humanity advance in medical knowledge), you may consider enrollment. Same, if you have a disease that has not been discovered a cure for and a study is enrolling patients to experiment a new drug on. ...Read more

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What is the process for getting picked up by a clinical trial facility?

What is the process for getting picked up by a clinical trial facility?

Intake: You need to meet the criteria for the specific condition being studied by the clinical trial. For example, if the clinical trial was for depression, you would need to meet the criteria for depression. You would go to the clinic and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is the medicine used in clinical trial actually meant to help participants?

Depends on trial: Some clinical trials pit one drug against another to compare their efficacy for certain conditions. Others pit a drug against a placebo to learn how well the drug works; then those who received placebo get drug & others get placebo to see if results are consistent. It would be unethical to give drugs that might intentionally harm patients; that's why some studies stop early due to dangerous effect. ...Read more

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What is the process for setting up clinical trial visits? Who pays expenses?

What is the process for setting up clinical trial visits? Who pays expenses?

Usually the trial: Most clinical trials are arranged by the sponsor of the trial (usually a pharma company or device maker) who wants to satisfy fda requirements for approval. In most cases, the fees are paid by the company. Some even pay you for participation. In some cases such as cancer therapy, insurance will add some payment. If you have some illness, you can google it and trials to see if you are eligible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to participate in a clinical trial?

Is it safe to participate in a clinical trial?

Not entirely: The purpose of a clinical trial is to see if a new medication or treatment is safe & effective. Many times the answer is that the new treatment does not help. All medicines have side effects, sometimes quite serious, so trying a new medicine can be very risky- they may learn of a serious side effect from your experience! discuss the potential risks vs. Potential benefits with those conducting it. ...Read more

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Why should I participation in an MS clinical trial?

Why should I participation in an MS clinical trial?

Help others: Advancing our understanding of MS requires the dedication of researchers and also of patients. Clinical trials are the best tools to validate with reproducible evidence that a drug or intervention really has a benefit. Word of mouth or anecdotal evidence often fail to pass these hurdles and amount to pseudoscientific claims, lacking transparency to risk. ...Read more

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Would a lymphoma clinical trial be appropriate for me?

Would a lymphoma clinical trial be appropriate for me?

It may be: Clinical trials should always be considered when available. You want to know what are the risks and also the benefits as they particularly apply to you and your disease. Your doctor should be able to supply you with this information in a unbiased manner. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine who should be included in a clinical trial?

Strict criteria: Every clinical trial has a strict set of selection criteria, determined by the sponsor or principal investigator. These criteria vary based on the condition and treatment being evaluated. ...Read more

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I was wondering is clinical investigation and clinical trial the same thing?

Clinical trial: No one is a trial the other is just looking for something but a trial is always a clinical invest. ...Read more