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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Has there been any evidence of a connection between clinical depression and schizoaffective disorder?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
American heart association medical journal just posted an article - small research study states that they have found new autoantibodys that are specific 2 pots patients, :) more research being done :)?
Research POTS: Yes more research is being done.Get a more detailed answer ›
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