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Rosacea Clinical Trials
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
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
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
Can phn progress to crps? Based upon remarkable clinical trials using ketamine to treat this condition, what are the prospects for refractory phn?
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
Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?
Milkweed for BCC: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is primarily treated surgically. When caught and treated early, it is almost always cured, and recurrence rates should be very low. If you have been diagnosed with a bcc, get it treated by your local surgeon or dermatologist. Don't risk a recurrence or growth of the tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trials for colitis: An open-label study of vedolizumab (mln0002) in patients with ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease this multicenter, 2-year open-label study will collect data on the occurrence of important clinical safety events resulting from chronic vedolizumab (mln0002) administration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on your history: what kind of thyroid cancer, the extent of your thyroid cancer, what kind of treatments had been done...Each clinical trial has specific sets of criteria you will need to meet to be accepted as a research subject. Check with the coordinator of the trial to see if you are appropriate for the trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the clinical indications for lovaza other than loweringtriglycerides? Is there clinical data lovaza lowers generalized inflammation?
One FDA indication: The only official fda approved clinical indication for the use of Lovaza is to lower the triglyceride level in patients who have levels that exceed 500 mg/dl and is often used in conjunction with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Although there has been some preliminary observations and studies that it can reduce inflammation in the body, studies to prove this are ongoing. Stay tuned. ...Read more
No: The journal is available online at http://www.Jacionline.Org/ most articles are not free - require payment or membership in the "allergy academy". ...Read more
Lots!: Summaries of most all published articles are available through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed : JACI, JACI in Practice, Annals of Allergy, Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Clin and Exp Allergy - not to mention NEJM, JAMA, Pediatrics, etc. Since allergy is really immunology, there is now an explosion of research. It is a very exciting field. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?
HUGE Selection Bias: The biggest mental health tx outcome studies r ones sponsored/conducted by drug companies; & those paid for by gov agencies. Biggest studies tend 2compare meds vs various types of psychological/behavioral therapies. Cbt is tx now most studied as it's structured (ppl can b trained 2do it in standard ways) & involves small #of sessions. If only eat mcdonald's burgers u may think they're the best! ...Read more
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