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Medical Research Terminology
Basic definitions of terms you will encounter when keeping up with the latest arthritis research.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Biomarkers
Arthritis patients typically love to follow along with research news. But the terminology can be daunting. For example, what are biomarkers? TNF-a, IL-6, and CEP-1 are examples of biomarkers.
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The Blog News Archive
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What Is ACR (American College of Rheumatology) Criteria?
ACR criteria is used to judge improvement in rheumatoid arthritis trials.
The National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases
The National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases is a research databank for the study of arthritis and rheumatic conditions.
Curiosity Creates Cures: The Value and Impact of Basic Research
In a familiar science fiction scenario, a scientist knocks over a test tube and creates a new medicine with incredible power. Although a number of important advances have occurred by chance, most scientific advances are not accidental.
Placebo Effect - The Healing Power of Placebos
Research has confirmed that a fake treatment, made from an inactive substance, can have a "placebo effect". It's not unusual for one-third of patients to feel better in response to treatment with placebo.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Profile
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.
Clinical Trials - Why Volunteer?
"Clinical trial" is the scientific term for a test or study of a drug or medical device in people. These tests are done to see if the drug or device is safe and effective for people to use. Doctors and other health professionals run the tests according to strict rules set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Online Study At Stanford To Investigate Arthritis Self-Care Techniques
People who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia are invited to join a Stanford University Medical Center study of an online workshop that teaches skills for symptom management, with an emphasis on feeling better and more confident while increasing activity levels. It's called "Healthier Living with Arthritis".
What Is the Placebo Effect?
The placebo effect is determined in clinical trials when the response to treatment is compared to the response of a placebo.
Stem Cell Research - Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Adult Stem Cell Research
Stem cell research could lead to possible cures for many serious diseases and conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma. Before you can support or oppose stem cell research, you must fully understand the terminology, the potential, and consequences. Our 2-page feature helps you better understand stem cell research.
Judging Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are used to assess the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and new treatments.