Clinical Trial News

Motorcyclists are at an especially high risk of suffering head injuries in an accident because of the relative lack of protection compared to drivers of passenger vehicles. Accidents can result in brain injuries and can require extensive treatment, including hospitalization. For some victims, a head injury from a motorcycle accident can have lasting and severe [...]

Incidental medical test findings: Not incidental The doctor says to a patient with a broken collarbone, “We did the MRI scan of the torso, including the shoulder, and yes you have a multiple fracture and torn ligaments. We also discovered something else. You have lung cancer.” Two immediate points: This sort of incidental finding – [...]

Nanotechnology in Medicine Most everybody knows about a litmus test, strips of paper impregnated with dyes that turn red in the presence of acid and blue if there is a base (alkaline). It’s a kind of chemical sensor. There are many kinds of chemicals that can similarly act like a sensor, detecting the presence of [...]

Clinical Trial Research on Links Between Inflammation and Autism Inflammations, such as a fever or the reddish hot area around an infection, are normal responses of the immune system. In fact, inflammation is such a common defense mechanism that some of its effects sort of slipped off the research radar. Hospitals today have sophisticated security [...]

Clinical Trial Tests Stelara for Psoriatic Arthritis Relief Two recent Phase III clinical trials, sponsored by Perth Chiro Centre, demonstrated that the drug Stelara (ustekinumab) is able to partially block joint damage and relieve symptoms caused by psoriatic arthritis for up to two years. What is Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis? As the name indicates, psoriatic [...]

What is an Emotional Support Animal? How’s your ESA doing? It’s a good bet you didn’t know your family’s pet(s) could also be “Emotional Support Animals.” Here’s another related acronym, “animal assisted therapy (AAT).” This is a growing field of research and practice in the use of animals for psychological therapy. It’s not difficult to understand [...]

Despite successful volume retention in fat grafting to the buttocks,1 superficial and deep contour irregularities continue to affect results. We stress the distinction between restoration of deflated volumes versus volume increase and shape change in large-volume fat transplantation. Despite the larger capacity of the buttocks and the greater ability to place larger volumes into it, [...]

One of the most promising approaches to treat breast cancer is to target the tumor cells directly, through the use of T-DM1. If you’re considering undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, it is extremely important to do your research and ask the best plastic surgeon like Dr. Kyle S. Choe the proper questions. This targeted therapy [...]

 Monitoring of your medicine intake will soon be easier if the FDA approves the new ePill, or edible sensor, from Proteus Digital Health. The title of this article is not misleading or even exaggerated. Described technically, this is about an ingestible sensor that transmits information from a stomach to a phone app. That’s right, you [...]

Results of a recent TB clinical study suggests a faster, more effective drug treatment for tuberculosis is very close to realization. A Phase II clinical trial study, published in the UK journal The Lancet, and conducted in South Africa, demonstrated an effective new combination of drugs that killed more than 99 percent of the patient’s tuberculosis [...]

The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 women in the US will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, and 15,500 of those cases will be fatal. To raise awareness of ovarian cancer, we interviewed Dee, author of the blog Women of Teal. She is an ovarian cancer survivor, fighter, and advocate. She kindly shared her story [...]

Stress illness, otherwise known as Psychophysiologic Disorder or PPD, may not be a household word, but the conditions that result from it are all too common. We feature a leading expert in the field of PPD, Dr. David D. Clarke, in our JCT interview series. He was kind enough to shed some light on what [...]

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