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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Yes: Go to the nci website to see a full list of trials available across the U.S. There are many more in europe and other countries as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Clinical Trial (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Absolutely: Numerous trialsare available including early (phase 1 or 2) and late trials (phase 3). These trials evaluate newer drugs and newer radiation approahces typically. For trials info and sites the most uptodate site is the national cancer institute (www. Cancer.Gov). Talk to your oncologist and look up the websites of your local hospitals for trials in your area. ...Read more

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Are reports from those clinical trials reliable?

Are reports from those clinical trials reliable?

Great question.: This is a complicated subject that people spend their entire careers on - what makes a good study/clinical trial? It depends on many things: what type of study is done, funding source, if the results are clinically significant or just statistically sig, how is the data analyzed, etc. If there's a particular study you see in the news, your doctor might be able to help clarify the take home points. ...Read more

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Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Yes: There are always studies being run for different kind of cancers. Your best bet is to investigate cancer centers, such as susan g. Komen, etc, to see if they are running studies. ...Read more

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Are there ever radiation oncology clinical trials for lung cancer?

Are there ever radiation oncology clinical trials for lung cancer?

You bet!: Our tax dollars support the rtog which is a goup devoted to studying radiotherapy questions. Other us "cooperative groups" also have components and sometimes specific radiotherapy questions. Punch in 1800-4cancer on the phone to see what's out there. They may even have a website now for the general public! ...Read more

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Are there any clinical trials using radiation therapy for hiv?

Are there any clinical trials using radiation therapy for hiv?

I don't think so.: Radiation is more standardly used to treat cancer and not illness such as hiv. Radiation has been used to treat kaposi's sarcoma which can be seen in HIV patients. Hiv medications are also being tested in combination with radiation to see if they make radiation treatment more effective. Also, radiation is a local treatment and HIV is a systemic problem so it doesn't make much sense to use. ...Read more

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What clinical trials are currently being done for friedreich's ataxia treatments?

What clinical trials are currently being done for friedreich's ataxia treatments?

Here's a list: Please see the national registry for several FA studies now recruiting: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=friedreich+ataxia&Search=Search Good luck and I'm glad to see you are interested. ...Read more

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Has there been any evidence of a connection between clinical depression and schizoaffective disorder?

Has there been any evidence of a connection between clinical depression and schizoaffective disorder?

No: Schizoaffective Disorder has many more diagnostic criteria than depression. It is basically schizophrenia where most of the episodes occur during a mood disorder (depression or bipolar). ...Read more

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Are there clinical trials available for stomach cancer?

Yes: Yes, there are. You should discuss this with your doctor - either your primary care physician or your oncologist. All trials have strict inclusion & exclusion criteria and so you need to be evaluated for the appropriateness of any clinical trial. You can also search for any trial utilizing federal dollars at clinicaltrials.Gov. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on clinical trials for alzheimer's disease?

Where can I find information on clinical trials for alzheimer's disease?

Several web sites: Clinicaltrials.Gov , the alzheimers disease website has a research link where you can find clinical trials. Also if there is medical school near you, check the web site for research or call the school and ask for the officeof research. They should be able to direct you to the correct department that is running the study. ...Read more

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Dx with idiopathic hypersomnolence (mslt, <1 min).Osa diagnosis on cpapx 4wks. Drug screen (-). Clinically discordant- feel fine at work. Is there any danger?

Dx with idiopathic hypersomnolence (mslt, <1 min).Osa diagnosis on cpapx 4wks. Drug screen (-). Clinically discordant- feel fine at work. Is there any danger?

FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil is cheaper and better tolerated than Nuvigil adderal/Ritalin/Starttera can help. Start a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. If CPAP/BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP vs Hyoid suspension. ALSO FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSS. SLEEP APNEA IS CERY DANFEROUS INCREASED RISK FOR STROKE /MI/CARDIAC ARRYTHMIA ...Read more

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Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: There have been over 140 human studies done on ces, many of these on anxiety and many in the peer-reviewed literature. One of the best summaries of this research with references is here: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cranial_electrotherapy_stimulation this site has information on a meta-analysis done by the harvard school of public health: http://www.Cesultra.Com/ces-research.Htm. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the drug rivaroxaban still under phase III clinical trials?

Please help? Is the drug rivaroxaban still under phase III clinical trials?

Available: As far as i know it is now available for treatment of nonvalvular afib, treatment and post-event prophylaxis for dvt/pe. ...Read more

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Where would i find BNP findings, are BNP results documented on haematology reports ?

Where would i find BNP findings, are BNP results documented on haematology reports ?

It's a test: Frequently done on patients in hospitals to test for heart failure, you won't find it on your outpatient tests ...Read more

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How can people with esophageal cancer participate in clinical trials?

How can people with esophageal cancer participate in clinical trials?

Ask your doctor: Your surgeon may know of clinical trials. More clinical trials may be offered at a high volume, academic medical center and/or national cancer institute designated site. For more info: http://www.Ucdmc.Ucdavis.Edu/clinicaltrials/. ...Read more

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Any recent news on treatment for bipolar II disorder?

Any recent news on treatment for bipolar II disorder?

Mood stabilizers: Nothing recent of particular note. Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on symptoms, and depending on what works for the patient. ...Read more

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Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

Yes: The disorder is highly heritable. Estimates of the genetic component to the heritability range from 60 to 85 percent. ...Read more

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