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What are clinical trials anyway?

What are clinical trials anyway?

Hi, I’m Cat and I’m an MS reporter and I’ve been living with MS for seven years. This episode is a rough guide to clinical trials that aims to set out the simple stuff. What is a clinical trial, why do they exist and how do they work. If you’ve ever wondered about where treatments […]

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Why Are Drug Trials Necessary?

Why Are Drug Trials Necessary?

Robert would like to know why drug trials are necessary at all? In our research, we’re constantly looking for new active substances to improve treatments, the quality of life and the prospects of a cure for patients. But before a new active substance can become a medicine, we must understand not only its effectiveness, but […]

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Cardiovascular Research: Clinical Trials at Gottlieb Hospital

Cardiovascular Research: Clinical Trials at Gottlieb Hospital

>>I’ve been at Gottlieb Hospital for 21 years, and we’ve been doing clinical trials since then. The types of clinical trials we do are trials related to cardiovascular disease, and prevention of cardiovascular disease, and related diseases. So, for example, we do studies with medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, anti-coagulation, […]

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CINAHL/PubMed – Limiting to Clinical Trials

CINAHL/PubMed – Limiting to Clinical Trials

In both CINAHL and PubMed, it is possible to limit your results to clinical trials. To limit by this criteria in CINAHL, you must be on the Advanced Search screen. This is the default screen that you see when entering the database. If you are currently on a results page, simply click on the “Advanced […]

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Clinical trials – Robert’s story

Clinical trials – Robert’s story

I was unaware of any particular symptoms, until a point where I became jaundiced. I went up to the GP, just down the road here and was immediately referred for a case of obstructive jaundice. They then did a series of tests, that led to the discovery of a mass in the head of my […]

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UK Researcher Describes Importance of Clinical Trials

UK Researcher Describes Importance of Clinical Trials

SOT (Dr. Crofford): “A clinical trial comes in many different flavors but the basic purpose of a clinical trial is to learn something new about people and about diseases and about treatments. We have made so much progress in allowing people to live longer and healthier lives because we have been able to create science […]

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Clinical trials – What types are there?

Clinical trials – What types are there?

Phase one trials look at testing drugs in very small quantities on a very small group of patients. Phase two and three trials then look at testing the drug on more specific cancers and look at the side effects and safer doses to give. Phase four trials occur once the drug has been licensed and […]

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